Shinjiro Odake

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Synthetic inhibitors of interstitial collagenase, tri- and tetrapeptidyl hydroxamic acids, have been developed and tested for their inhibitory activities against human matrix metalloproteinases. A water soluble inhibitor, p-NH2-Bz-Gly-Pro-D-Leu-D-Ala-NHOH (FN-439) inhibited interstitial and granulocyte collagenases, granulocyte gelatinase and skin(More)
The active site structures of human Q31 granzyme A, murine granzymes (A, B, C, D, E, and F), and human granzymes (A, B, and 3) isolated from cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) were studied with peptide thioester substrates, peptide chloromethyl ketone, and isocoumarin inhibitors. Human Q31, murine, and human granzyme A hydrolyzed Arg- or Lys-containing(More)
A new series of succinate-based dual inhibitors against matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tumor necrosis factor alpha converting enzyme (TACE) possessing highly-water solubility was designed, synthesized, and evaluated for enzyme inhibition. Incorporating of acidic or basic functional groups at the P(2)' position afforded sufficient water solubility(More)
The tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA)-releasing action of synthetic dipeptides containing Gly, Ser or Pro was investigated. Among 10 dipeptides, Boc-L-Ser-L-Pro-OH and H-L-Ser-L-Pro-OH induced t-PA release in vitro, but the others were inactive. Since Boc-L-Ser-L-Pro-OH was more effective than H-L-Ser-L-Pro-OH, 7 related dipeptides with N-acylation(More)
Proteases have been divided into four mechanistic classes: serine proteases, metalloproteases, aspartic proteases, and cysteine proteases. Once a new enzyme is classified by the use of general inhibitors, it is possible to design reactive inhibitors by using mechanistic information learned through study of other members of the same protease family. The most(More)
Helicobacter pylori (HP) produces strong urease [EC 3.5.1.5], which is considered to play a role in the pathogenesis of gastritis and peptic ulcers. Inhibitions against this enzyme have been studied with hydroxamic acid (HXA) derivatives of aliphatic or aromatic carboxylic acids, amino acids and dipeptides. A number of HXAs potently inhibited the urease(More)
A series of dipeptidyl hydroxamic acids (H-X-Gly-NHOH: X = amino acid residues) was synthesized, and the inhibitory activity against Jack bean and Proteus mirabilis ureases [EC 3.5.1.5] was examined. A number of H-X-Gly-NHOH inhibited Jack bean urease with an I50 of the order of 10(-6) M and inhibited Proteus mirabilis urease with an I50 of the order of(More)
A series of tripeptidyl analogues carrying hydroxamic acid residue at the C-terminus of the molecule were synthesized, and their inhibitory activities against vertebrate collagenase and other metalloenzymes including bacterial collagenase were examined. Both Z-Pro-Leu-Ala-NHOH and Z-Pro-D-Leu-D-Ala-NHOH showed highly specific and potent inhibitory activity(More)
The inhibitory activity of a new peptidyl collagenase inhibitor, FN-439 or tetrapeptidyl hydroxamic acid (H2N-C6H4-CO-Gly-L-Pro-D-Leu-D-Ala-NHOH), was determined against vertebrate collagenases derived from human fibroblast, human polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) and tadpole skin. In addition, the effect of FN-439 in inhibiting corneal ulceration was also(More)
Fibroblast collagenase (MMP-1), a member of the matrix metalloproteinases family, is believed to be a pathogenesis of arthritis, by cleaving triple-helical type II collagen in cartilage. From the similarity of the active site zinc binding mode with hydroxamate, we designed and synthesized alpha-mercaptocarbonyl possessing compounds (3-5), which incorporated(More)