PMID: 20850300
Scheiper B, Matter H, Steinhagen H, Stilz U, Bocskei Z, Fleury V, McCort G
Discovery and optimization of a new class of potent and non-chiral indole-3-carboxamide-based renin inhibitors.
Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2010 Nov 1;20(21):6268-72. Epub 2010 Aug 21.
Selective inhibition of the aspartyl protease renin has gained attraction as an interesting approach to control hypertension and associated cardiovascular risk factors given its unique position in the renin-angiotensin system. Using a combination of high-throughput screening, parallel synthesis, X-ray crystallography and structure-based design, we identified and optimized a novel series of potent and non-chiral indole-3-carboxamides with remarkable potency for renin. The most potent compound 5k displays an IC(50) value of 2nM.