N-Heterocyclic Dipeptide Aldehyde Calpain Inhibitors
A series of Val-Leu based peptidic aldehydes containing either a furan or thiophene at the Nterminus was prepared and assayed against ovine m-calpain. In general, potency is favoured by a 2- substituted (rather than 3-substituted) heterocycle, a thiophene rather than a furan, and a shorter chain length at the N-terminus. Molecular docking experiments provide some rationale for these observations.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2009
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