Design and synthesis of acidic dipeptide hydroxamate inhibitors of procollagen C-proteinase.


Procollagen C-proteinase (PCP) is essential for the cleavage of procollagen to collagen in the extracellular matrix of animals and is, therefore, of major relevance to studies of ectopic deposition of collagen during fibrosis. In this study, we describe the design and synthesis of acidic side chain hydroxamate dipeptide inhibitors of PCP having IC50 values… (More)