Jiangli Song

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A series of thiosemicarbazone analogs based on the benzophenone, thiophene, pyridine, and fluorene molecular frameworks has been prepared by chemical synthesis and evaluated as small-molecule inhibitors of the cysteine proteases cathepsin L and cathepsin B. The two most potent inhibitors of cathepsin L in this series (IC(50)<135 nM) are(More)
Cathepsin L is a cysteine protease that is upregulated in a variety of malignant tumors and plays a significant role in cancer cell invasion and migration. It is an attractive target for the development of small-molecule inhibitors, which may prove beneficial as treatment agents to limit or arrest cancer metastasis. We have previously identified a(More)
A series of 36 thiosemicarbazone analogues containing the thiochromanone molecular scaffold functionalized primarily at the C-6 position were prepared by chemical synthesis and evaluated as inhibitors of cathepsins L and B. The most promising inhibitors from this group are selective for cathepsin L and demonstrate IC50 values in the low nanomolar range. In(More)
Upregulation of cathepsin L in a variety of tumors and its ability to promote cancer cell invasion and migration through degradation of the extracellular matrix suggest that cathepsin L is a promising biological target for the development of anti-metastatic agents. Based on encouraging results from studies on benzophenone thiosemicarbazone cathepsin(More)
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