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Design, Synthesis and Preliminary Activity Evaluation of Novel L-Lysine Derivatives as Aminopeptidase N/CD13 Inhibitors

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A novel class of L-lysine derivatives as aminopeptidase N (APN) inhibitors was designed and synthesized. Activity evaluation showed that compound C7 (IC50 = 9.6 ± 1.3 μM) and C20 (IC50 = 13.6 ± 1.9 μM) were equivalent to the positive control Bestatin (IC50 = 11.3 ± 1.6 μM).

Keywords: APN; Inhibitor; Lysine derivatives; Synthesis

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2010-07-01

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