- 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.