PMID: 18842420
Back M, Nyhlen J, Kvarnstrom I, Appelgren S, Borkakoti N, Jansson K, Lindberg J, Nystrom S, Hallberg A, Rosenquist S, Samuelsson B
Design, synthesis and SAR of potent statine-based BACE-1 inhibitors: exploration of P1 phenoxy and benzyloxy residues.
Bioorg Med Chem. 2008 Nov 1;16(21):9471-86. Epub 2008 Sep 19.
Several BACE-1 inhibitors with low nanomolar level activities, encompassing a statine-based core structure with phenyloxymethyl- and benzyloxymethyl residues in the P1 position, are presented. The novel P1 modification introduced to allow the facile exploration of the S1 binding pocket of BACE-1, delivered highly promising inhibitors.