Development of irreversible inactivators of spermine oxidase and N1-acetylpolyamine oxidase.

Three functional groups (2-propenyl, 2-propynyl, and 2,3-butadienyl) were introduced onto one of the terminal amino groups of spermidine. Of the six compounds synthesized, N-(3-aminopropyl)-N'-2,3-butadienyl-1,4-butanediamine (N(8)-butadienyl Spd) and N-[3-(2,3-butadienylamino)propyl]-1,4-butanediamine (N(1)-butadienyl Spd) irreversibly inactivated human… (More)