- Altmann E, Cowan-Jacob SW, Missbach M
- Novel purine nitrile derived inhibitors of the cysteine protease cathepsin K.
- J Med Chem. 2004 Nov 18;47(24):5833-6.
- Starting from the high-throughput screening hit 1a, novel cathepsin K inhibitors have been developed based on a purine scaffold. High-resolution X-ray structures of several derivatives have revealed the binding mode of these unique cysteine protease inhibitors.