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We previously developed cyclic ADP-carbocyclic-ribose (cADPcR, 3a) as a stable mimic of cyclic ADP-ribose (cADPR, 1), a Ca2+-mobilizing second messenger. The unsaturated carbocyclic-ribose analogs of cADPR, i.e., 4″,6″-didehydro-cADPcR (8a) and its inosine congener 4″,6″-didehydro-cIDPcR (8b) were newly designed and successfully synthesized using the key intramolecular condensation reaction with S-phenyl phosphorothioate-type substrates. The Ca2+-mobilizing potency of the compounds was examined in sea urchin egg homogenates, NG108-15 neuronal cells, and permeabilized Jurkat T-lymphocytes, which may indicate that 4″,6″-didehydro-cADPcR is the first cADPR analog selectively active in T cells. Acid-base behavior and conformation of 8a were also investigated and compared with those of cADPcR. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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