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ABSTRACT: The synthesis and biochemical evaluation of novel cyanothiazolidine inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) is described. Their main structural feature is a constrained bicyclic core that prevents the intramolecular formation of inactive cyclic species. The inhibitors show good to moderate biochemical potency against DPP4 and display distinct selectivity profiles towards DPP7, DPP8 and DPP9 depending on their substitution.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters 06/2009; 19(15):4437-40. DOI:10.1016/j.bmcl.2009.05.048 · 2.42 Impact Factor