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- Synthesis and evaluation of arylaminoethyl amides as noncovalent inhibitors of cathepsin S. Part 3: heterocyclic P3.
- Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2006 Apr 1;16(7):1975-80. Epub 2006 Jan 30.
- A series of N(alpha)-2-benzoxazolyl-alpha-amino acid-(arylaminoethyl)amides were identified as potent, selective, and noncovalent inhibitors of cathepsin S. Structure-activity relationships including strategies for modulating the selectivities among cathepsins S, K, and L, and in vivo pharmacokinetics are discussed. A X-ray structure of compound 3 bound to the active site of cathepsin S is also reported.