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SureCN44527     5-fluoro-2,6-dioxo-3H- pyrimidine-4...

Synonyms: CHEMBL1232805, SureCN2035872, CHEBI:42535, ANW-46244, ENT-26398, ...
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Disease relevance of ENT-26398


High impact information on ENT-26398

  • Using Ty1-URA3 reporters and negative selection with 5-fluoroorotic acid, it is shown that Ty1 genes can undergo transcriptional cosuppression that is independent of DNA methylation and polycomb-mediated repression [4].
  • Basal transcription was monitored by the use of a GAL1 promoter-URA3 reporter construct whose uninduced activity can be detected through cellular sensitivity to the drug, 5-fluoroorotic acid [5].
  • Liver rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER) membranes were isolated from rats given [3H]orotic acid for 48 h (ribosomal RNA [rRNA] label) or for 3 h along with 5-fluoroorotate; this latter procedure permits the labeling of cytoplasmic messenger RNAs (mRNAs) in the absence of rRNA labeling [6].
  • To test this hypothesis, different Plasmodium falciparum clones having varying numbers of preexisting resistance mechanisms were treated with two new antimalarial agents: 5-fluoroorotate and atovaquone [7].
  • The engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells used in this study express two interacting proteins after induction with galactose whose interaction results in cell death in the presence of 5-fluoroorotic acid (inducible reverse two-hybrid assay) [8].

Biological context of ENT-26398


Anatomical context of ENT-26398


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Gene context of ENT-26398


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of ENT-26398

  • When plasmid DNA containing the cloned WdURA5 gene was introduced by electroporation into a wdura5 auxotrophic recipient strain derived previously by selection with 5-fluoroorotic acid (5-FOA), an apparent gene repair event occurred at high frequency without any evidence of integration of the plasmid DNA [26].
  • Dihydroorotic acid hydrazide (DHOH) did not inhibit the replication of potatovirus X (PVX) in leaf disks of Nicotiana tabacum 'Samsun'. In contrast, 5-fluoroorotic acid (5-FOA) completely inhibited the replication of PVX, as demonstrated by a serological virus assay as well as a local lesion bioassay using Gomphrena globosa as the test plant [27].


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