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: 2.33

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 2.332
2013 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

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.75
Cited half-life 5.10
Immediacy index 0.69
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.39
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

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
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  • Restrictions
    • 12 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • On author's personal website or institution website
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Non-commercial
    • Must link to publisher version
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • NIH funded authors may post articles to PubMed Central for release 12 months after publication
    • Wellcome Trust authors may deposit in Europe PMC after 6 months
  • Classification

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Transmembrane protein 16A (TMEM16A), also called Ano1, is a Ca(2+) activated Cl(-) channel expressed widely in mammalian epithelia, as well as in vascular smooth muscle and some tumors and electrically excitable cells. TMEM16A inhibitors have potential utility for treatment of disorders of epithelial fluid and mucus secretion, hypertension, some cancers and other diseases. 4-Aryl-2-amino thiazole T16Ainh-01 was previously identified by high-throughput screening. Here, a library of 47 compounds were prepared that explored the 5,6-disubstituted pyrimidine scaffold found in T16Ainh-01. TMEM16A inhibition activity was measured using fluorescence plate reader and short-circuit current assays. We found that very little structural variation of T16Ainh-01 was tolerated, with most compounds showing no activity at 10 μM. The most potent compound in the series, 9bo, which substitutes 4-methoxyphenyl in T16Ainh-01 with 2-thiophene, had IC50 ∼1 μM for inhibition of TMEM16A chloride conductance.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD, E.C. was purified from sheep liver with a yield of 16.7%, purification fold of 407.5 and specific activity of 0.705 EU/mg proteins. The purification procedure consisted of ammonium sulphate fractionation, DEAE ion exchange chromatography and 2',5'-ADP Sepharose-4B affinity chromatography. The molecular weight determined by SDS-PAGE and was found 111 kDa. Optimum pH, ionic strength temperature and stable pH were determined as 8.0, 0.9 mM, 50 °C and 6.0, respectively. The kinetic parameters (Km and Vmax) of the enzyme were determined with NADPH as 22.97 μM and 0.17 EU/mL, respectively. The same parameters were determined with uracil as 17.46 μM and 0.14 EU/mL, respectively. Additionally, in vitro inhibitory effects of some antidepressant drugs including escitalopram, fluoxetine, mirtazapine, haloperidol and some anaesthetic drugs including propofol and lidocaine were investigated against DPD. In addition, IC50 values for each active drug obtained for escitalopram, fluoxetine, mirtazapine, haloperidol, propofol and lidocaine were determined as 1736.11, 13.24, 86.65, 99.03, 0.21 and 15.07 μM, respectively.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: G6PD, 6PGD and GR have been purified separately in the single step from rat lung using 2', 5'-ADP Sepharose 4B affinity chromatography. The purified enzymes showed a single band on sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The molecular weights of the enzymes were estimated to be 134 kDa for G6PD, 107 kDa for 6PGD and 121 kDa for GR by Sephadex G-150 gel filtration chromatography, and the subunit molecular weights was respectively found to be 66, 52 and 63 kDa by SDS-PAGE. Optimum pH, stable pH, optimum ionic strength, optimum temperature, KM and Vmax values for substrates were determined. Product inhibition studies were also performed. The enzymes were inhibited by levofloxacin, furosemide, ceftazidime, cefuroxime and gentamicin as in vitro with IC50 values in the range of 0.07-30.13 mM. In vivo studies demonstrated that lung GR was inhibited by furosemide and lung 6PGD was inhibited by levofloxacin.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: A series of new 6-substituted-N-[3-{2-(substituted phenyl)-ethenyl} quinoxaline-2(1H)-ylidene]-1,3-benzothiazole-2-amine (4a-f) were designed and synthesized by condensing 2-amino-benzothiazole-6-sulfonic acid amide (1) with chalcones of quinoxaline-2-one (3a-f) in a hope to obtain promising and a new class of diuretic agents. Structures of all the newly synthesized compounds were characterized by spectral data and elemental analysis. The pharmacological studies in experimental rats indicates that compound 4c possesses excellent in vivo diuretic activity of 1.13 and appears to be a better diuretic agent than the reference drugs, acetazolamide (1.0) and urea (0.88). Insight of the binding mode of the synthesized compounds (ligand) into the binding sites of carbonic anhydrase enzyme (PDF code: 4KUV) was provided by docking studies, performed with the help of Maestro 9.0 docking software. Further pharmacokinetic and toxicological studies are needed to confirm the safety of compound 4c which emerged as a lead diuretic compound.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: The synthesis of 14-(aryl)-14H-naphto[2,1-b]pyrano[3,2-e][1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-c]pyrimidine-2-yl) acetamidoximes 2a-e has been accomplished by reaction of 2-acetonitrile derivatives 1a-e with hydroxylamine. Cyclocondensation reaction of precursors 2a-e with some elctrophilic species such as ethylorthoformate, acetic anhydride, and methyl-acetoacetate provided the new oxadiazole derivatives 3a-e, 4a-e, and 5a-e, respectively. On the other hand, the reaction of precursors 2a-e with 2-chloropropanoyl chloride afforded the new acetimidamides 6a-e which evolve under reflux of toluene to the new oxadiazoles 7a-e. The synthetic compounds were screened for their anti-xanthine oxidase, anti-soybean lipoxygenase, and cytotoxic activities. Moderate to weak xanthine oxidase and soybean lipoxygenase inhibitions were obtained but significant cytotoxic activities were noted. The most cytotoxic activities were recorded mainly (i) 5a was the most active (IC50 = 4.0 μM) and selective against MCF-7 and (ii) 2a was cytotoxic against the four cell lines with selectivity for MCF-7 and OVCAR-3 (IC50 = 17 and 12 μM, respectively) while 2e is highly selective against OVCAR-3 (IC50 = 10 μM).
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: The carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC represent a superfamily of widespread enzymes, which catalyze a crucial biochemical reaction, the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide to bicarbonate and protons. Human CA isoenzymes I and II (hCA I and hCA II) are ubiquitous cytosolic isoforms. In this study, a series of hydroperoxides, alcohols, and acetates were tested for the inhibition of the cytosolic hCA I and II isoenzymes. These compounds inhibited both hCA isozymes in the low nanomolar ranges. These compounds were good hCA I inhibitors (Kis in the range of 24.93-97.99 nM) and hCA II inhibitors (Kis in the range of 26.04-68.56 nM) compared to acetazolamide as CA inhibitor (Ki: 34.50 nM for hCA I and Ki: 28.93 nM for hCA II).
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: Sulfocoumarins behave as interesting inhibitors of the metalloenzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC Here, we report a new series of 7-substituted derivatives which were obtained by the click chemistry approach from 7-propargyloxy-sulfocoumarin and aryl azides incorporating halogens, hydroxy, methoxy and carboxyl moieties in their molecules. The new compounds were screened for the inhibition on four physiologically relevant human CA (hCA) isoforms, the cytosolic hCA I and II and the transmembrane tumor-associated hCA IX and XII. The new compounds did not inhibit the cytosolic isoforms but were low nanomolar inhibitors of the tumor-associated ones hCA IX and XII.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: Ischemia of brain areas is a global health problem, causing death or long-term disability. Current pharmacological options have limited impact on ischemic damages. Recently, a relationship between hypoxia and carbonic anhydrase (CA) over-expression has been highlighted suggesting CA inhibition as a possible target. This study aimed to evaluate the pharmacological profile of sulfonamide and coumarin CA inhibitors in rats underwent permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO). The neurological score of pMCAO rats was dramatically reduced 24 h after occlusion. Repeated subcutaneous injections of the CA inhibitors 4 and 7 (1 mg kg(-1)) were able to increase the neurological score by 40%. Compound 7 showed the tendency to reduce the volume of hemisphere infarction. The standard CA inhibitor acetazolamide was ineffective. The properties of novel CA inhibitors to improve neurological functionalities after cerebral ischemic insult are shown. The CA involvement in cerebral hypoxic phenomena deserves deeper investigations.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: Context: Bromoenol lactone (BEL) is an inhibitor of group VI phospholipases (iPLA2s), but has been shown to have severe side effects. Objective: iPLA2 characterization in osteoblasts and effect of BEL on prostaglandin (PG) E2 formation. Methods: iPLA2 expression: RT-PCR, Western Blotting. PGE2 formation: GC-MS after stimulation, treatment with inhibitors or gene silencing. Arachidonate (AA) reacylation into phospholipids, inhibitor reaction products, PGHS-1 modification proteomic analysis: HR-LC-MS/MS. AA accumulation: (14)C-AA. Results: iPLA2ß and iPLA2γ were expressed and functionally active. BEL inhibition up to 20 μM caused AA accumulation and enhanced PGE2 formation, followed by a decrease at higher concentrations. BEL reacted with intracellular cysteine and GSH leading to GSH depletion and oxidative stress. Discussion: Initial PGE2 enhancement after BEL inhibition is due to iPLA2-independent accumulation of AA. GSH depletion caused by high BEL concentrations is responsible for the decrease in PGE2 production. Conclusion: BEL must be used with caution in a cellular environment due to conditions of extreme oxidative stress.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: Novel rhodesain inhibitors were developed by combining an enantiomerically pure 3-bromoisoxazoline warhead with a 1,4-benzodiazepine scaffold as specific recognition moiety. All compounds were proven to inhibit rhodesain with Ki values in the low-micromolar range. Their activity towards rhodesain was found to be coupled to an in vitro antitrypanosomal activity, with IC50 values ranging from the mid-micromolar to a low-micromolar value for the most active rhodesain inhibitor (R,S,S)-3. All compounds showed a good selectivity against the target enzyme since all of them were proven to be poor inhibitors of human cathepsin L.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: Analogs of pralidoxime, which is a commercial antidote for intoxication from neurotoxic organophosphorus compounds, were designed, synthesized, characterized, and tested as potential inhibitors or reactivators of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) using the Ellman's test, nuclear magnetic resonance, and molecular modeling. These analogs include 1-methylpyridine-2-carboxaldehyde hydrazone, 1-methylpyridine-2-carboxaldehyde guanylhydrazone, and six other guanylhydrazones obtained from different benzaldehydes. The results indicate that all compounds are weak AChE reactivators but relatively good AChE inhibitors. The most effective AChE inhibitor discovered was the guanylhydrazone derived from 2,4-dinitrobenzaldehyde and was compared with tacrine, displaying similar activity to this reference material. These results indicate that guanylhydrazones as well as future similar derivatives may function as drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we investigated the in vitro effect of 16-formyl-17-methoxy dehydroepiandrosterone derivatives on the activity of 5α-reductase type 2 (5α-R2) obtained from human prostate. The activity of different concentrations of these derivatives was determined for the conversion of labelled testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. The results indicated that an aliphatic ester moiety at the C-3 position of these derivatives increases their in vitro potency as inhibitors of 5α-R2 activity compared to finasteride®, which is considered to be a potent inhibitor of 5α-R2. In this case, the augmentation of the lipophilicity of these dehydroepiandrosterone derivatives increased their potency as inhibitors of 5α-R2. However, the presence of cyclopropyl, cyclobutyl, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl or cycloheptyl rings as the cycloaliphatic ester moiety at C-3 of the formyl methoxy dehydroepiandrosterone scaffold did not inhibit the activity of this enzyme. This may be due to the presence of steric factors between the enzyme and the spatial structure of these derivatives.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: The inhibition and characterization of the α-class carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC from the Halomonas sp. are reported for the first time. The enzyme was purified 91-fold with a yield of 39%, and a specific activity of 600 U/mg proteins was obtained. It has an optimum pH at 7.5, an optimum ionic strength at 20 mM and an optimum temperature at 20 °C. The following anions, SCN(-), Br(-), Cl(-), I(-), [Formula: see text], [Formula: see text], [Formula: see text], [Formula: see text], [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] showed inhibitory effects on the hydratase activity of the enzyme. Sulfate, sulfide, azide, nitrate, nitrite and iodide exhibited the strongest inhibitory activity, in the micromolar range (KI-s of 5.5-15.5 µM). SCN(-), Br(-), Cl(-), [Formula: see text] were moderate inhibitors, whereas other anions showed only weak activities. Our findings indicate that these anions inhibit the Halomonas sp. CA (HmCA) enzyme in a similar manner to other α-CAs from mammals investigated earlier, but the susceptibility to various anions differs significantly between the Halomonas sp. and other organism CAs.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry