Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry Impact Factor & Information

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: 2.38

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 2.383
2012 Impact Factor 1.495
2011 Impact Factor 1.617
2010 Impact Factor 1.574
2009 Impact Factor 1.496
2008 Impact Factor 1.421
2007 Impact Factor 1.343
2006 Impact Factor 1.636
2005 Impact Factor 1.667
2004 Impact Factor 1.423
2003 Impact Factor 0.775
2002 Impact Factor 1.045

Impact factor over time

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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

Publisher details

Informa Healthcare

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    • 12 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • On author's personal website or institution website
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    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
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    • Wellcome Trust authors may deposit in Europe PMC after 6 months
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The potential antitumor activities of a series of 7-(4-substituted piperazin-1-yl)fluoroquinolone derivatives (1-14a,b) using ciprofloxacin and norfloxacin as scaffolds are described. These compounds exhibit potent and broad spectrum antitumor activities using 60 human cell lines in addition to the inherent antibacterial activity. Compounds 1a, 2a, 3b, 6b and 7a were found to be the most potent, while 2b, 5b, and 6a were found to have an average activity. The results of this study demonstrated that compounds 1a, 2a, 3b, 6b and 7a (mean GI50; 2.63-3.09 µM) are nearly 7-fold more potent compared with the positive control 5-fluorouracil (mean GI50; 22.60 µM). More interestingly, compounds 1a, 2a, 3b, 6b and 7a have an almost antitumor activity similar to gefitinib (mean GI50; 3.24 µM) and are nearly 2-fold more potent compared to erlotinib (mean GI50; 7.29 µM). In silico study and ADME-Tox prediction methodology were used to study the antitumor activity of the most active compounds and to identify the structural features required for antitumor activity.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC catalyze the CO2 hydration/dehydration reversible reaction: CO2 + H2O ⇄ [Formula: see text] + H(+). Living organisms encode for at least six distinct genetic families of such catalyst, the α-, β-, γ-, δ-, ζ- and η-CAs. The main function of the CAs is to quickly process the CO2 derived by metabolic processes in order to regulate acid-base homeostasis, connected to the production of protons (H(+)) and bicarbonate. Few data are available in the literature on Antarctic CAs and most of the scientific information regards CAs isolated from mammals or prokaryotes (as well as other mesophilic sources). It is of great interest to study the biochemical behavior of such catalysts identified in organism living in the Antarctic sea where temperatures average -1.9 °C all year round. The enzymes isolated from Antarctic organisms represent a useful tool to study the relations among structure, stability and function of proteins in organisms adapted to living at constantly low temperatures. In the present paper, we report in detail the cloning, purification, and physico-chemical properties of NcoCA, a γ-CA isolated from the Antarctic cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. This enzyme showed a higher catalytic efficiency at lower temperatures compared to mesophilic counterparts belonging to α-, β-, γ-classes, as well as a limited stability at moderate temperatures.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Novel 1-(1-aryl-4,5dihydro-1H-imidazoline)-3-chlorosulfonylourea derivatives 3a-3f were synthesized in the reaction of 1-aryl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-amines with chlorosulfonyl isocyanate. The second series of compounds 4a-4f was prepared from the respective 1-(1-aryl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazoline)-3-chlorsulfonylureas 3a-3f and 1,1'-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI). The selected compounds were tested for their activity against Herpes simplex virus and coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3). It was determined that three derivatives, i.e 3d, 4a and 4d are active against Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). Compounds 3d and 4c are active against CVB3. Their favorable activity can be primarily attributed to their low lipophilicity values. Moreover, the lack of substituent in the phenyl moiety or 4-methoxy substitution can be considered as the most beneficial for the antiviral activity.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1069287
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    ABSTRACT: A convenient and mild method for the synthesis of substituted furano [3,2-c]tetrahydroquinoline derivatives was developed, using the multi-component Povarov reaction. Of the synthesized tetrahydroquinoline derivatives, compound 10a displayed the greatest cellular proliferation inhibitory activities with IC50 values of 2.5-16.7 μmol/l. In addition, 10a induced murine C6 glioma cell apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner by up-regulating the expression of Bax, caspase-3, and caspase-9, and by down-regulating Bcl-2. Our findings suggest that these novel compounds have potential as therapeutic agents via inducing mitochondrial apoptosis.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1064120
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    ABSTRACT: Among many others, coumarin derivatives are known to show human carbonic anhydrase (hCA) inhibitory activity. Since hCA inhibition is one of the underlying mechanisms that account for the activities of some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), hCA inhibitors are expected to have anti-seizure properties. There are also several studies reporting compounds with an imidazole and/or benzimidazole moiety which exert these pharmacological properties. In this study, we prepared fifteen novel coumarin-bearing imidazolium and benzimidazolium chloride, nine novel benzoxazinone-bearing imidazolium and benzimidazolium chloride derivatives and evaluated their hCA inhibitory activities and along with fourteen previously synthesized derivatives we scanned their anticonvulsant effects. As all compounds inhibited purified hCA isoforms I and II, some of them also proved protective against Maximal electroshock seizure (MES) and ScMet induced seizures in mice. Molecular docking studies with selected coumarin derivatives have revealed that these compounds bind to the active pocket of the enzyme in a similar fashion to that previously described for coumarin derivatives.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1063624
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    ABSTRACT: Avermectins are effective agricultural pesticides and antiparasitic agents that are widely employed in the agricultural, veterinary and medical fields. The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effects of selected avermectins including abamectin, doramectin, emamectin, eprinomectin, ivermectin and moxidectin that are used as drugs against a wide variety of internal and external mammalian parasites, on the carbonic anhydrase enzyme (CA, EC purified from fresh bovine erythrocyte. CA catalyses the rapid interconversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) to bicarbonate ([Formula: see text]) and protons (H(+)) and regulate the acidity of the local tissues. Bovine erythrocyte CA (bCA) enzyme was purified by Sepharose-4B affinity chromatography with a yield of 21.96% and 262.7-fold purification. The inhibition results obtained from this study showed Ki values of 9.73, 17.39, 20.43, 13.39, 16.44 and 17.73 nM for abamectin, doramectin, emamectin, eprinomectin, ivermectin and moxidectin, respectively. However, acetazolamide, well-known clinically established CA inhibitor, possessed a Ki value of 27.68 nM.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1064406
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    ABSTRACT: Compounds that can effectively inhibit the proteolytic activity of human neutrophil elastase (HNE) represent promising therapeutics for treatment of inflammatory diseases. We present here the synthesis, structure-activity relationship analysis, and biological evaluation of a new series of HNE inhibitors with a cinnoline scaffold. These compounds exhibited HNE inhibitory activity but had lower potency compared to N-benzoylindazoles previously reported by us. On the other hand, they exhibited increased stability in aqueous solution. The most potent compound, 18a, had a good balance between HNE inhibitory activity (IC50 value = 56 nM) and chemical stability (t1/2 = 114 min). Analysis of reaction kinetics revealed that these cinnoline derivatives were reversible competitive inhibitors of HNE. Furthermore, molecular docking studies of the active products into the HNE binding site revealed two types of HNE inhibitors: molecules with cinnolin-4(1H)-one scaffold, which were attacked by the HNE Ser195 hydroxyl group at the amido moiety, and cinnoline derivatives containing an ester function at C-4, which is the point of attack of Ser195.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1057718
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    ABSTRACT: In order to study the structure-activity relationship of Flavokawain B Mannich-based derivatives as acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors in our recent investigation, 20 new nitrogen-containing chalcone derivatives (4 a-8d) were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for AChE inhibitory activity in vitro. The results suggested that amino alkyl side chain of chalcone dramatically influenced the inhibitory activity against AChE. Among them, compound 6c revealed the strongest AChE inhibitory activity (IC50 value: 0.85 μmol/L) and the highest selectivity against AChE over BuChE (ratio: 35.79). Enzyme kinetic study showed that the inhibition mechanism of compound 6c against AChE was a mixed-type inhibition. The molecular docking assay showed that this compound can both bind with the catalytic site and the peripheral site of AChE.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1050009
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    ABSTRACT: (E)-3,4-dihydroxystyryl aralkyl sulfones and sulfoxides have been reported as novel multifunctional neuroprotective agents in previous studies, which as phenolic compounds display antioxidative and antineuroinflammatory properties. To further enhance the neuroprotective effects and study structure-activity relationship of the derivatives, we synthesized their acetylated derivatives, (E)-3,4-diacetoxystyryl sulfones and sulfoxides, and examined their neuroprotective effects in vitro models of Parkinson's disease. The results indicate that (E)-3,4-diacetoxystyryl sulfones and sulfoxides can significantly inhibit kinds of neuron cell injury induced by toxicities, including 6-OHDA, NO, and H2O2. More important, they show higher antineuroinflammatory properties and similar antioxidative properties to corresponding un-acetylated compounds. Thus, we suggest that (E)-3,4-diacetoxystyryl sulfones and sulfoxides may have potential for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders, especially Parkinson's disease.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1037750
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Previously, a glycoglycerolipid isolated from marine algae was reported to be a potent and selective inhibitor of the human Myt1 kinase, an enzyme involved in cell cycle regulation with great potential as an anti-cancer target. Based on that report, a lot of research effort has been invested by several working groups to synthesize and derivatize this compound. However, reliable assay data confirming the inhibitory potential and the mechanism of action of these glycoglycerolipids are missing so far. Here, based on experimental data and theoretical considerations, we show that the aforesaid glycoglycerolipid 1,2-dipalmitoyl-3-(N-palmitoyl-6'-amino-6'-deoxy-α-d-glucosyl)-sn-glycerol is not an inhibitor of the human Myt1 kinase.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; 30(3):514-517. DOI:10.3109/14756366.2014.926343
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    ABSTRACT: Tyrosinase is the rate-limiting enzyme for the production of melanin and other pigments via the oxidation of l-tyrosine. The methanol extract from Humulus lupulus showed potent inhibition against mushroom tyrosinase. The bioactivity-guided fractionation of this methanol extract resulted in the isolation of seven flavonoids (1-7), identified as xanthohumol (1), 4'-O-methylxanthohumol (2), xanthohumol C (3), flavokawain C (4), xanthoumol B (5), 6-prenylnaringenin (6) and isoxanthohumol (7). All isolated flavonoids (1-7) effectively inhibited the monophenolase (IC50s = 15.4-58.4 µM) and diphenolase (IC50s = 27.1-117.4 µM) activities of tyrosinase. Kinetic studies using Lineweaver-Burk and Dixon-plots revealed that chalcones (1-5) were competitive inhibitors, whereas flavanones (6 and 7) exhibited both mixed and non-competitive inhibitory characteristics. In conclusion, this study is the first to demonstrate that the phenolic phytochemicals of H. lupulus display potent inhibitory activities against tyrosinase.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1063621
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    ABSTRACT: Some new derivatives of substituted-4(3H)-quinazolinones were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro antitumor and antimicrobial activities. The results of this study demonstrated that compound 5 yielded selective activities toward NSC Lung Cancer EKVX cell line, Colon Cancer HCT-15 cell line and Breast Cancer MDA-MB-231/ATCC cell line, while NSC Lung Cancer EKVX cell line and CNS Cancer SF-295 cell line were sensitive to compound 8. Additionally, compounds 12 and 13 showed moderate effectiveness toward numerous cell lines belonging to different tumor subpanels. On the other hand, the results of antimicrobial screening revealed that compounds 1, 9 and 14 are the most active against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213 with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 16, 32 and 32 μg/mL respectively, while compound 14 possessed antimicrobial activities against all tested strains with the lowest MIC compared with other tested compounds. In silico study, ADME-Tox prediction and molecular docking methodology were used to study the antitumor activity and to identify the structural features required for antitumor activity.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1060482
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    ABSTRACT: Cytosolic phospholipase A2α (cPLA2α) and fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) are serine hydrolases. cPLA2α is involved in the generation of pro-inflammatory lipid mediators, FAAH terminates the anti-inflammatory effects of endocannabinoids. Therefore, inhibitors of these enzymes may represent new drug candidates for the treatment of inflammation. We have reported that certain 1-heteroarylpropan-2-ones are potent inhibitors of cPLA2α and FAAH. The serine reactive ketone group of these compounds, which is crucial for enzyme inhibition, is readily metabolized resulting in inactive alcohol derivatives. In order to obtain metabolically more stable inhibitors, we replaced this moiety by α-ketoheterocyle, cyanamide and nitrile serine traps. Investigations on activity and metabolic stability of these substances revealed that in all cases an increased metabolic stability was accompanied by a loss of inhibitory potency against cPLA2α and FAAH, respectively.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1057721
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    ABSTRACT: Taxifolin is a kind of flavanonol, whose biological ability. The objectives of this study were to investigate the antioxidants and antiradical activities of taxifolin by using different in vitro bioanalytical antioxidant methods including DMPD√(+), ABTS√(+), [Formula: see text], and DPPH√-scavenging effects, the total antioxidant influence, reducing capabilities, and Fe(2+)-chelating activities. Taxifolin demonstrated 81.02% inhibition of linoleic acid emulsion peroxidation at 30 µg/mL concentration. At the same concentration, standard antioxidants including trolox, α-tocopherol, BHT, and BHA exhibited inhibitions of linoleic acid emulsion as 88.57, 73.88, 94.29, and 90.12%, respectively. Also, taxifolin exhibited effective DMPD√(+), ABTS√(+), [Formula: see text], and DPPH√-scavenging effects, reducing capabilities, and Fe(2+)-chelating effects. The results obtained from this study clearly showed that taxifolin had marked antioxidant, reducing ability, radical scavenging and metal-chelating activities. Also, this study exhibits a scientific shore for the significant antioxidant activity of taxifolin and its structure-activity insight.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1057723
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    ABSTRACT: The single-crystal structure of anagliptin, N-[2-({2-[(2S)-2-cyanopyrrolidin-1-yl]-2-oxoethyl}amino)-2-methylpropyl]-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-6-carboxamide, was determined. Two independent molecules were held together by intermolecular hydrogen bonds, and the absolute configuration of the 2-cyanopyrrolidine ring delivered from l-prolinamide was confirmed to be S. The interactions of anagliptin with DPP-4 were clarified by the co-crystal structure solved at 2.85 Å resolution. Based on the structure determined by X-ray crystallography, the potency and selectivity of anagliptin were discussed, and an SAR study using anagliptin derivatives was performed.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2014.1002402
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    ABSTRACT: d-Serine is the co-agonist of NMDA receptors and binds to the so-called glycine site. d-Serine is synthesized by human serine racemase (SR). Over activation of NMDA receptors is involved in many neurodegenerative diseases and, therefore, the inhibition of SR might represent a novel strategy for the treatment of these pathologies. SR is a very difficult target, with only few compounds so far identified exhibiting weak inhibitory activity. This study was aimed at the identification of novel SR inhibitor by mimicking malonic acid, the best-known SR inhibitor, with a cyclopropane scaffold. We developed, synthesized, and tested a series of cyclopropane dicarboxylic acid derivatives, complementing the synthetic effort with molecular docking. We identified few compounds that bind SR in high micromolar range with a lack of significant correlation between experimental and predicted binding affinities. The thorough analysis of the results can be exploited for the development of more potent SR inhibitors.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1057720
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    ABSTRACT: Carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC, which are involved in a variety of physiological and pathological processes, are ubiquitous metalloenzymes mainly catalyzing the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide (CO2) to bicarbonate () and proton (H+). In this study, a dozen of bromophenol derivatives (1–12) were evaluated as metalloenzyme CA (EC inhibitors against the human carbonic anhydrase isoenzymes I and II (hCA I and II). Cytosolic hCA I and II isoenzymes were effectively inhibited by bromophenol derivatives (1–12) with Kis in the low nanomolar range of 1.85 ± 0.58 to 5.04 ± 1.46 nM against hCA I and in the range of 2.01 ± 0.52 to 2.94 ± 1.31 nM against hCA II, respectively.
    Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14756366.2015.1054820