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Claims for Patent: 7,776,838

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Claims for Patent: 7,776,838

Title:Treatment of chemotherapeutic agent and antiviral agent toxicity with acylated pyrimidine nucleosides
Abstract: The subject invention discloses compounds, compositions and methods for treatment and prevention of toxicity due to chemotherapeutic agents and antiviral agents. Disclosed are acylated derivatives of non-methylated pyrimidine nucleosides. These compounds are capable of attenuating damage to the hematopoietic system in animals receiving antiviral or antineoplastic chemotherapy.
Inventor(s): von Borstel; Reid W. (Potomac, MD), Bamat; Michael K. (Potomac, MD)
Assignee: Wellstat Therapeutics Corporation (Gaithersburg, MD)
Application Number:08/460,186
Patent Claims: 1. A method for treating toxicity due to a pyrimidine nucleoside analog in an animal comprising administering to said animal a pharmaceutically effective amount of an acylated derivative of uridine or cytidine selected from the group consisting of triacetyluridine and ethoxycarbonyluridine or triacetylcytidine, wherein said pyrimidine nucleoside analog is selected from the group consisting of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), Tegafur, 5-fluoroorotate, 5'-deoxy-5-fluorouridine, 5-fluorouridine, 2'-deoxy-5-fluorouridine, fluorocytosine, trifluoromethyl-2'-deoxyuridine, arabinosyl cytosine, cyclocytidine, 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, arabinosyl 5-azacytosine, 6-azacytidine, N-phosphonoacetyl-L-aspartic acid (PALA), pyrazofurin, 6-azauridine, azaribine, thymidine, 3-deazauridine, AZT, dideoxycytidine, 5-ethyl-2'-deoxyuridine, 5-iodo-2'deoxyuridine, 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine, 5-methylamino-2'-deoxyuridine, arabinosyluracil, dideoxyuridine and (S)-1-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl) cytosine; and wherein said toxicity is selected from the group consisting of damage to hematopoietic tissue and damage to mucosal tissues.

2. A method as in claim 1 wherein said toxicity is damage to hematopoietic tissue.

3. A method as in claim 1 wherein said toxicity is damage to mucosal tissues.

4. A method as in claim 1 wherein said administering step also includes administering an inhibitor of uridine phosphorylase selected from the group consisting of benzylacyclouridine, benzyloxybenzylacyclo-uridine, aminomethyl-benzylacyclouridine, aminomethyl-benzyloxybenzylacyclo-uridine, hydroxymethyl-benzylacyclouridine, hydroxymethyl-benzyloxybenzylacyclouridine, 2,2'-anhydro-5-ethyluridine, 5-benzyl barbiturate, 5-benzyloxybenzyl barbiturate, 5-benzyloxybenzyl-1-[(1-hydroxy-2-ethoxy)methyl]barbiturate, 5-benzyloxybenzylacetyl-1-[(1-hydroxy-2-ethoxy)methyl]barbiturate, and 5-methoxybenzylacetylacyclobarbiturate.

5. A method as in claim 1 wherein said acylated derivative is triacetylcytidine, and said administering step also includes administering an inhibitor of cytidine deaminase selected from the group consisting of tetrahydrouridine and tetrahydro-2'-deoxyuridine.

6. A method as in claim 1 wherein said administering step also includes administering an inhibitor of nucleoside transport selected from the group consisting of dipyridamole, probenicid, lidoflazine and nitrobenzylthioino sine.

7. A method as in claim 1 wherein said administering step also includes administering an agent which enhances hematopoiesis selected from the group consisting of IL-1, IL-2, IL-3, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-7, IL-8, granulocyte colony stimulating factor, granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor, stem cell factor, erythropoietin, glucan, and polyinosine-polycytidine.

8. A method as in claim 1 wherein said administering step also includes administering a compound capable of enhancing the uptake and phosphorylation of nucleosides into cells selected from the group consisting of insulin and insulinogenic carbohydrate.

9. A method as in claim 1, wherein said acylated derivative of uridine is triacetyluridine.

10. A method as in claim 9, wherein said pyrimidine nucleoside analog is 5-fluorouracil (5-FU).

11. A method as in claim 9, wherein said pyrimidine nucleoside analog is AZT and said toxicity is damage to hematopoietic tissue.
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