Kinetics and mechanism of human leukocyte elastase inactivation by ynenol lactones.


Human leukocyte elastase (HLE), a serine protease involved in inflammation and tissue degradation, can be irreversibly inactivated in a time- and concentration-dependent manner by ynenol lactones. Ynenol lactones that are alpha-unsubstituted do not inactivate but are alternate substrate inhibitors that are hydrolyzed by the enzyme. Ynenol lactones that are… (More)