Nonpeptidic inhibitors of human leukocyte elastase. 2. Design, synthesis, and in vitro activity of a series of 3-amino-6-arylopyridin-2-one trifluoromethyl ketones.


A series of potent nonpeptidic inhibitors of the enzyme human leukocyte elastase (HLE) is reported. These inhibitors contain a 3-amino-2-pyridone ring as a central template in which the pyridone carbonyl and 3-position NH group are thought to form important hydrogen bonding interactions with the Val-216 residue of HLE. Substitution of the 6-position of the… (More)