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4KHM: Hcv Ns5b Gt1a With Gsk5852
J. Med. Chem. (2014) 57 p.1902-1913
A boronic acid moiety was found to be a critical pharmacophore for enhanced in vitro potency against wild-type hepatitis C replicons and known clinical polymorphic and resistant HCV mutant replicons. The synthesis, optimization, and structure-activity relationships associated with inhibition of HCV replication in a subgenomic replication system for a series of non-nucleoside boron-containing HCV RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (NS5B) inhibitors are described. A summary of the discovery of 3 (GSK5852), a molecule which entered clinical trials in subjects infected with HCV in 2011, is included.