Synthesis and structure-activity relationships of potent thrombin inhibitors: piperazides of 3-amidinophenylalanine.


Thrombin is the key enzyme in the blood coagulation system, and inhibitors of its proteolytic activity are of therapeutic interest since they are potential anticoagulants. The most potent inhibitor of the benzamidine type is N alpha-[(2-naphthylsulfonyl)glycyl]-4-amidinophenylalanylpiperid ide (NAPAP). However, NAPAP and other benzamidine derivatives do not… (More)