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2ZZU: Human Factor Viia-Tissue Factor Complexed With Ethylsulfonamide-D-5- (3-Carboxybenzyloxy)-Trp-Gln-P-Aminobenzamidine
Chem. Pharm. Bull. (2010) 58 p.38-44
Selective factor VIIa-tissue factor complex (FVIIa/TF) inhibition is regarded as a promising target for developing new anticoagulant drugs. In previous reports, we described a S3 subsite found in the X-ray crystal structure of compound 2 that bound to FVIIa/soluble tissue factor (sTF). Based on the X-ray crystal structure information and with the aim of improving the inhibition activity for FVIIa/TF and selectivity against other serine proteases, we synthesized derivatives by introducing substituents at position 5 of the indole ring of compound 2. Among them, compound 16 showed high selectivity against other serine proteases. Contrary to our expectations, compound 16 did not occupy the S3-subsite; X-ray structure analysis revealed that compound 16 improved selectivity by forming hydrogen bonds with Gln217, Thr99 and Asn100.