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1WV7: Human Factor Viia-tissue Factor Complexed With Ethylsulfonamide-d-5-propoxy-trp-gln-p-aminobenzamidine
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2005) 327 p.589-596
Selective factor VIIa-tissue factor complex (FVIIa/TF) inhibition is seen as a promising target for developing new anticoagulant drugs. Structure-based designs of the P3 moiety in the peptide mimetic factor VIIa inhibitor successfully lead to novel inhibitors with selectivity for FVIIa/TF and extrinsic coagulation the same as or even higher than those of previously reported peptide mimetic factor VIIa inhibitors. X-ray crystal structure analysis reveals that one of the novel inhibitors shows improved selectivity by forming interactions between the inhibitor and FVIIa as expected. Another of the novel inhibitors achieves improved selectivity through an unexpected hydrogen bond with Gln217, with a unique bent conformation in FVIIa/TF accompanied by conformational changes of the inhibitor and the protein.