Peptidic p-nitroanilide substrates of interleukin-1 beta-converting enzyme.

Peptidic p-nitroanilides are useful colorimetric substrates for enzymes. With the aim of developing a convenient, quantitative assay for inhibitors of interleukin-1 beta-converting enzyme (ICE), we have explored three approaches to the synthesis of peptidic p-nitroanilides relevant to this enzyme. The first approach involved a late stage oxidation of a p… (More)