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Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2002 Oct;12(19):2695-8
A number of 2′- and 3′-modified thymidine 5′-O-monophosphate analogues were synthesized as potential leads for new anti-mycobacterial drugs. Evaluation of their affinity for Mycobacterium tuberculosis thymidine monophosphate kinase showed that a 2′-halogeno substituent and a 3′-azido function are the most favorable leads for further development of potent inhibitors of this enzyme.