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Recently, we reported on the discovery of (3S,4S)-disubstituted pyrrolidines (e.g., 2) as inhibitors of the human aspartyl protease renin. In our effort to further expand the scope of this novel class of direct renin inhibitors, a new sub-series was designed in which the prime site substituents are linked to the pyrrolidine core by a (3S)-amino functional(More)
The small-molecule trans-3,4-disubstituted pyrrolidine 6 was identified from in silico three-dimensional (3D) pharmacophore searches based on known X-ray structures of renin-inhibitor complexes and demonstrated to be a weakly active inhibitor of the human enzyme. The unexpected binding mode of the more potent enantiomer (3S,4S)-6a in an extended(More)
Inhibition of the aspartyl protease renin is considered as an efficient approach for treating hypertension. Lately, we described the discovery of a novel class of direct renin inhibitors which comprised a pyrrolidine scaffold (e.g., 2). Based on the X-ray structure of the lead compound 2 bound to renin we predicted that optimization of binding interactions(More)
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