Characterisation of Plasmodium falciparum aspartic protease inhibition by piperidine derivatives.

Piperidine derivatives are reported to exhibit a variety of pharmacological activities. In this article, synthesis and aspartic protease inhibitory activity of three nitrophenacyl derivatives of N-methyl-4-hydroxy piperidine are reported. Enzyme assays showed that the attachment of a nitro group in the benzene ring plays an important role in the inhibition… CONTINUE READING