Structure-activity relationships of 2-aminothiazole derivatives as inducible nitric oxide synthase inhibitor.

Abstract

Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) has been divided into two major sub-enzymes, i.e. inducible NOS (iNOS) and constitutive NOS (cNOS). Although nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role as host defense mediator, excessive production of NO by iNOS has been involved in the pathology of many inflammatory diseases. Recently, we reported that the 2-imino-1,3… (More)