ABSTRACT: A series of novel L-isoserine derivatives were synthesised and evaluated for their ability to inhibit aminopeptidase N (APN)/CD13. In our preliminary biological results, some of these compounds possessed a potent inhibitory activity against the APN. Within this series, compound 14b not only showed similar enzyme inhibition (IC₅₀ of 12.2 μM) compared with the positive control bestatin (half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC₅₀) of 7.3 μM), but also had a potent antiproliferative activity against human cancer cell lines cells.
Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 07/2011; 27(2):302-10. · 1.62 Impact Factor