Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry (J Enzym Inhib Med Chem)

Publisher: Informa Healthcare

Journal description

The Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry is an international and interdisciplinary vehicle publishing new knowledge and findings on enzyme inhibitors and inhibitory processes. The journal publishes research papers, short communications and reviews on current developments across the disciplines of enzymology, cell biology, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, drug design and biophysics. Among the various fields of enquiry, special attention is given to structural and molecular studies, kinetics and inactivation mechanisms, structure- activity relationships (including QSAR and graphic techniques) within a chemical series or group, drug development studies, and control mechanisms in metabolic processes.

Current impact factor: 1.50

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2011 Impact Factor 1.617

Additional details

5-year impact 1.43
Cited half-life 5.00
Immediacy index 0.52
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.27
Website Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry website
Other titles Journal of enzyme inhibition and medicinal chemistry (Online), Enzyme inhibition and medicinal chemistry
ISSN 1475-6374
OCLC 50446834
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Informa Healthcare

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    ABSTRACT: The synthesis, the antioxidative properties and the lipoxygenase (LOX) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition of a number of 4-hydroxy-chalcones diversely substituted as well as of a series of bis-chalcones ether derivatives are reported. The chalcones derivatives were readily produced using a Claisen-Schmidt condensation in a ultra sound bath in good yields. The structures of the synthesized compounds were confirmed by spectral and elemental analysis. Their lipophilicity is experimentally determined by reversed-phase thin-layer chromatography method. Most of them are potent in vitro inhibitors of lipid peroxidation and of LOX. Compounds b2 and b3 were found to be the most potent LOX and AChE inhibitors among the tested derivatives with a significant anti-lipid peroxidation profile. The results led us to propose these enone derivatives as new multifunctional compounds against Alzheimer's disease. The results are discussed in terms of structural and physicochemical characteristics of the compounds. Moreover, the pharmacokinetic profile of these compounds was investigated using computational methods.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1021253
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    ABSTRACT: Plastic materials are widely used in research laboratories. Disposable plasticware facilitates life science research in the storage, transportation and manipulation of biological samples. However, recent findings have shown that some disposable plasticwares release bioactive contaminants. The bioactive leachates from plastic tubes, used as Abl1 catalytic incubator in this report, were noticed to interfere with the activity of Abl1. Extraction of these bioactive leachates was performed, and their inhibitory activity against Abl1 and cytotoxicity were tested. Results indicated that the tube extracts had no significant cytotoxicity but could inhibit the activity of Abl1. Therefore, these bioactive leachates from plastic tubes might be a specific inhibitor of tyrosine kinase.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1022171
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    ABSTRACT: Pyruvate kinase isoenzyme M2 (PKM2) is one of the most important control point enzyme in glycolysis pathway. Hence, its inhibitors and activators are currently considered as the potential anticancer agents. The effect of 28 polyphenolic compounds on the enzyme activity was investigated in vitro. Among these compounds, neoeriocitrin, (-)-catechin gallate, fisetin, (±)-taxifolin and (-)-epicatechin have the highest inhibition effect with IC50 value within 0.65-1.33 µM range. Myricetin and quercetin 3-β-d-glucoside exhibited the highest activation effect with 0.51 and 1.34 µM AC50 values, respectively. Twelve of the compounds showed inhibition effect within 7-38 µM range of IC50 value. Sinapinic acid and p-coumaric acid showed an activation effect with 26.2 and 22.2 µM AC50 values, respectively. The results propose that the polyphenolics may be the potential PKM2 inhibitors/activators, and they may be used as lead compounds for the synthesis of new inhibitors or activators of this enzyme.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1022173
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    ABSTRACT: In a new group of 3-methyl-2-phenyl-1-substituted-indole derivatives (10a-f), the indomethacin analogs were prepared via the Fisher indole synthesis reaction of propiophenone with appropriately substituted phenylhydrazine hydrochloride. This is followed by the insertion of the appropriate benzyl or benzoyl fragment. All the synthesized compounds were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory (in vitro and in vivo) and analgesic activities. The methanesulphonyl derivatives 10d, e and f showed the highest anti-inflammatory (in vitro and in vivo) and analgesic activities. In addition, molecular docking studies were performed on compounds 10a-f and the results were in agreement with that obtained from the in vitro COX inhibition assays. The significant anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities exhibited by 10d and 10e warrant continued preclinical development as potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1022174
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    ABSTRACT: The lipase was partially purified by ion exchange chromatography and gel filtration column chromatography, and was characterized from Geobacillus stearothermophilus AH22 strain. The lipase was purified 18.3-folds with 19.7% recovery. The lipase activity was determined by using p-nitrophenyl esters (C2-C12) as substrates. The Km values of the enzyme for these substrates were found as 0.16, 0.02, 0.19 and 0.55 mM, respectively, while Vmax values were 0.52, 1.03, 0.72 and 0.15 U mg(-1). The enzyme showed maximum activity at 50 °C and between pH 8.0 and 9.0. The enzyme was found to be quite stable at pH range of 4.0-10.0, and thermal stability between 50 and 60 °C. It was found that the best inhibitory effect of the enzyme activity was of Hg(2+). The inhibitory effect as orlistat, catechin, propyl paraben, p-coumaric acid, 3,4-dihydroxy hydro-cinnamic acid was examined. These results suggest that G. stearothermophilus AH22 lipase presents very suitable properties for industrial applications.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1024677
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    ABSTRACT: Because of the complexity of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the multi-target-directed ligand (MTDL) strategy is expected to provide superior effects for the treatment of AD, instead of the classic one-drug-one-target strategy. In this context, we focused on the design, synthesis and evaluation of homoisoflavonoid derivatives as dual acetyl cholinesterase (AChE) and monoamine oxidase (MAO-B) inhibitors. Among all the synthesized compounds, compound 10 provided a desired balance of AChE and hMAO-B inhibition activities, with IC50 value of 3.94 and 3.44 μM, respectively. Further studies revealed that compound 10 was a mixed-type inhibitor of AChE and an irreversible inhibitor of hMAO-B, which was also confirmed by molecular modeling studies. Taken together, the data indicated that 10 was a promising dual functional agent for the treatment of AD.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1024675
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    ABSTRACT: A new series of sulfonamide derivatives of pyrazolo[4,3-e][1,2,4]triazine with chiral amino group has been synthesized and characterized. The compounds were tested for their relaxant effects in the rat aorta. Evaluation of prepared derivatives demonstrated that compound (8a) is probably a non-selective phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor, as it induced aortic relaxation through endothelium-independent mechanism.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1024674
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    ABSTRACT: Novel 1-(1,3-disubstituted-imidazolidyn-2-ylidene)-3-ethoxycarbonylmethylurea derivatives (3a-3j) were obtained from appropriate 1-aryl-3-arylsulfonyl-1H-imidazolidine-2-imines (1a-1j) and ethyl isocyanatoacetate (2), which were subjected to condensation. Seven compounds were tested for their antiviral activity against HSV-1 and CVB3 viruses. Among the tested compounds, 3c was found to be active against HSV-1, proving that 4-methoxy substituent as R and 4-methyl substituent as R1 are most beneficial for activity against this virus. Furthermore, 3e and 3g were active against CVB3, which demonstrated that both 4-methyl and 4-chloro substitution is tolerated as R1, whereas 4-chloro and 2-methoxy substituents are best as R. It was also shown that the active compounds are characterized by relatively big surface area, small ovality, and greatest HOMO and LUMO energies in comparison to the rest of the compounds.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1022172
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    ABSTRACT: Cynarin is a derivative of hydroxycinnamic acid and it has biologically active functional groups constituent of some plants and food. We elucidated the antioxidant activity of cynarin by using different in vitro condition bioanalytical antioxidant assays like DMPD(•+), ABTS(•+), [Formula: see text], DPPH(•) and H2O2 scavenging effects, the total antioxidant influence, reducing capabilities, Fe(2+) chelating and anticholinergic activities. Cynarin demonstrated 87.72% inhibition of linoleic acid lipid peroxidation at 30 µg/mL concentration. Conversely, some standard antioxidants like trolox, α-tocopherol, butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) exhibited inhibitions of 90.32, 75.26, 97.61, 87.30%, and opponent peroxidation of linoleic acid emulsion at the identical concentration, seriatim. Also, cynarin exhibited effective DMPD(•+), ABTS(•+), [Formula: see text], DPPH(•), and H2O2 scavenging effects, reducing capabilities and Fe(2+) chelating effects. On the contrary, IC50 and Ki parameters of cynarin for acetylcholinesterase enzyme inhibition were determined as 243.67 nM (r(2): 0.9444) and 39.34 ± 13.88 nM, respectively. This study clearly showed that cynarin had marked antioxidant, anticholinergic, reducing ability, radical-scavenging, and metal-binding activities.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1018244
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    ABSTRACT: New ureido benzenesulfonamides incorporating a GABA moiety as a linker between the ureido and the sulfonamide functionalities were synthesized and their inhibition potency determined against both the predominant cytosolic (hCA I and II) and the transmembrane tumor-associated (hCA IX and XII) isoforms of the metalloenzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1). The majority of these compounds were medium potency inhibitors of the cytosolic isoform hCA I and effective hCA II inhibitors, whereas they showed strong inhibition of the two transmembrane tumor-associated isoforms hCA IX and XII, with KIs in nanomolar range. Only one derivative had a good selectivity for inhibition of the tumor-associated hCA IX target isoform over the cytosolic and physiologically dominant off-target hCA I and II, being thus a potential tool to develop new anticancer agents.
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    ABSTRACT: New ureido benzenesulfonamides incorporating a GABA moiety as a linker between the ureido and the sulfonamide functionalities were synthesized and their inhibition potency determined against both the predominant cytosolic (hCA I and II) and the transmembrane tumor-associated (hCA IX and XII) isoforms of the metalloenzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1). The majority of these compounds were medium potency inhibitors of the cytosolic isoform hCA I and effective hCA II inhibitors, whereas they showed strong inhibition of the two transmembrane tumor-associated isoforms hCA IX and XII, with KIs in nanomolar range. Only one derivative had a good selectivity for inhibition of the tumor-associated hCA IX target isoform over the cytosolic and physiologically dominant off-target hCA I and II, being thus a potential tool to develop new anticancer agents.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1014477
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the binding affinity of GABAA receptor subtype, new pyrazolo [1,5-a]quinazolines were designed, synthesized, and in vitro evaluated. These compounds, 5-deaza analogues of pyrazolo[5,1-c][1,2,4]benzotriazine derivatives which were already studied in our research group, permit us to evaluate the relevance of the nitrogen or the oxygen atom at 5-position of the tricyclic scaffold. Molecular dynamic study was done on a set of the new and known ligands to rationalize and to explain the lack of affinity on the 4- or 5-substituted new derivative. In fact, from biological results, it can be found that the only 5-unsubstituted new derivative, compound 15, has receptor recognition (Ki = 834.7 nM).
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1014475
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    ABSTRACT: A series of tacrine-propargylamine derivatives were synthesised and evaluated as possible anti-Alzheimer's disease (AD) agents. Among these derivatives, compounds 3a and 3b exhibited superior activities and a favourable balance of AChE and BuChE activities (3a: IC50 values of 51.3 and 77.6 nM; 3b: IC50 values of 11.2 and 83.5 nM). Compounds 3a and 3b also exhibited increased hAChE inhibitory activity compared with tacrine by approximately 5- and 28-fold, respectively, and low neurotoxicity. Importantly, these compounds also had lower hepatotoxicity than tacrine. Based on these results, compounds 3a and 3b could be considered as potential lead compounds for the treatment of AD and other AChE related diseases, such as schizophrenia, glaucoma and myasthenia gravis.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2014.1003212
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    ABSTRACT: Spices are appreciated for their medicinal properties besides their use as food adjuncts to enhance the sensory quality of food. In this study, Crocus cancellatus subsp. damascenus was investigated for its antioxidant activities employing different in vitro systems. Stigma extract demonstrated a radical scavenging activity against both 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS) radicals with IC50 values of 34.6 and 21.6 µg/mL and a good ferric reducing ability (53.9 µM Fe(II)/g). In order to clarify the potential functional properties of this spice, the carbohydrate-hydrolysing enzymes and pancreatic lipase inhibitory properties were investigated. Crocus cancellatus subsp. damascenus extract inhibited α-amylase and α-glucosidase with IC50 values of 57.1 and 68.6 µg/mL, respectively. The bioactivity was discussed in terms of phytochemicals content. The obtained results may be of interest from a functional point of view or as food additive and to promote the revalorization of this species.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1016510
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, an alternative purification method for human paraoxonase 1 (hPON1) enzyme was developed using two-step procedures, namely, ammonium sulfate precipitation and Sepharose-4B-l-tyrosine-3-aminophenantrene hydrophobic interaction chromatography. SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the enzyme indicates a single band with an apparent MW of 43 kDa. The enzyme was purified 219-fold with a final specific activity of 4 408 400 U/mg and a yield of 10%. Furthermore, we examined the in vitro effects of some anabolic compounds, such as zeranol, 17 β-estradiol, diethylstilbestrol, oxytocin, and trenbolone on the enzyme activity to understand the better inhibitory properties of these molecules. The five anabolic compounds dose dependently decreased the activity of hPON1 with inhibition constants in the millimolar-micromolar range. The results show that these compounds exhibit inhibitory effects on hPON1 at low concentrations with IC50 values ranging from 0.064 to 16.900 µM.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1018242
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    ABSTRACT: A series of six 2,5-disubstituted 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives was synthesized and examined for cytotoxic activity in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. MTT assay confirmed that 2-(3-fluorophenylamino)-5-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazole (2), 2-(4-bromophenylamino)-5-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazole (3), 2-(4-fluorophenylamino)-5-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazole (4), had ability to inhibit MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells proliferation. The IC50 values for the mentioned compounds ranged between 120 and 160 μM (with respect to MCF-7 cells) and from 70 to 170 μM (with respect to MDA-MB-231 cells). It turned out, moreover, that compound 2 is a human topoisomerase II (topoII) catalytic inhibitor whereas the two other compounds (i.e. 3 and 4) are capable of stabilizing DNA-topoII cleavage complex and thus are topoII poisons.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2014.995179
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    ABSTRACT: We investigated a series of N-hydroxysulfamides obtained by Ferrier sulfamidoglycosylation for the inhibition of two bacterial carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC 4.2.1.1) present in the pathogen Brucella suis. bsCA I was moderately inhibited by these compounds with inhibition constants ranging between 522 and 958 nM and no notable differences of activity between the acetylated or the corresponding deacetylated derivatives. The compounds incorporating two trans-acetates and the corresponding deprotected ones were the most effective inhibitors in the series. bsCA II was better inhibited, with inhibition constants ranging between 59.8 and 799 nM. The acetylated derivatives were generally better bsCA II inhibitors compared to the corresponding deacetylated compounds. Although these compounds were not highly isoform-selective CA inhibitors (CAIs) for the bacterial over the human CA isoforms, some of them possess inhibition profiles that make them interesting leads for obtaining better and more isoform-selective CAIs targeting bacterial enzymes.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2014.986119