ABSTRACT: Replacement of the N-terminal beta-alanyl-amide moiety in previously identified matriptase inhibitors by non-charged aryl groups caused a slightly decreased potency and partially reduced selectivity, especially towards thrombin. However, some of these analogues are still potent matriptase inhibitors with K(i)-values <10nM. In contrast, improved activity was observed for newly designed tribasic analogues, especially for compound 21, which inhibits matriptase with an K(i)-value of 80pM.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters 12/2008; 19(1):67-73. · 2.65 Impact Factor