Design and evaluation of novel bivalent thrombin inhibitors based on amidinophenylalanines.Steinmetzer, T., Renatus, M., Kunzel, S., Eichinger, A., Bode, W., Wikstrom, P., Hauptmann, J., Sturzebecher, J.
(1999) Eur.J.Biochem. 265: 598-605
- PubMed: 10504391
- PubMed Abstract:
Two bivalent thrombin inhibitors were synthesized, which consist of a benzamidine-based active-site-blocking segment, a fibrinogen recognition exosite inhibitor and a peptidic linker connecting these fragments. BZA-1 hirulog contains an Nalpha-(2-nap ...
Two bivalent thrombin inhibitors were synthesized, which consist of a benzamidine-based active-site-blocking segment, a fibrinogen recognition exosite inhibitor and a peptidic linker connecting these fragments. BZA-1 hirulog contains an Nalpha-(2-naphthylsulfonyl)-S-3-amidinophenylalanyl-is onipecotic acid residue connected via the carboxyl group to the linker segment. The active-site-directed moiety of BZA-2 hirulog [Nalpha-(2-naphthylsulfonyl-glutamyl)-R-4-amidinophenylal anyl-piperid ide] was coupled to the linker via the side chain of the glutamic acid. Both BZA-hirulogs contain almost identical linker-exo site inhibitor parts, except for the substitution of a glycine as the first linker residue in BZA-1 hirulog by a gamma-amino butyric acid in BZA-2 hirulog, thus increasing flexibility and linker length by two additional atoms. BZA-1 hirulog showed moderate potency (Ki = 0. 50 +/- 0.14 nM), while BZA-2 hirulog was characterized as a slow, tight binding inhibitor of thrombin (Ki = 0.29 +/- 0.08 pM). The stability in human plasma of both analogs was strongly improved compared with hirulog-1. For BZA-2 hirulog a significantly reduced plasma clearance was observed after intravenous injection in rats compared with BZA-1 hirulog and hirulog-1. The X-ray structure of the BZA-2 hirulog in complex with human alpha-thrombin was solved and confirmed the expected bivalent binding mode.
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