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1YOU: Crystal Structure Of The Catalytic Domain Of Mmp-13 Complexed With A Potent Pyrimidinetrione Inhibitor
Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (2005) 15 p.1807-1810
Through the use of computational modeling, a series of pyrimidinetrione-based inhibitors of MMP-13 was designed based on a lead inhibitor identified through file screening. Incorporation of a biaryl ether moiety at the C-5 position of the pyrimidinetrione ring resulted in a dramatic enhancement of MMP-13 potency. Protein crystallography revealed that this moiety binds in the S(1)(') pocket of the enzyme. Optimization of the C-4 substituent of the terminal aromatic ring led to incorporation of selectivity versus MMP-14 (MT-1 MMP). Structure activity relationships of the biaryl ether substituent are presented as is pharmacokinetic data for a compound that meets our in vitro potency and selectivity goals.