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Abstract

Because thymidine metabolism is a potential target for therapy of pneumonia, it was investigated whether organisms have a salvage pathway for thymidine by administering 5-bromo-2′-deoxyuridine (BrdU) to mice and rats with pneumonia. Although BrdU incorporation was detected in host cells, no incorporation was seen in organisms infecting either rats or mice. This suggests that organisms do not have a salvage pathway for thymidine, and that inhibitors of synthesis, such as thymidylate synthase inhibitors, may be effective drugs for treating pneumonia.

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