The design of potent, selective, non-covalent, peptide thrombin inhibitors utilizing imidazole as a S1 binding element.

Modeling of neutral or mildly basic functional groups in the S1 site of thrombin led to the targeting of imidazole as a S1 binding element and correctly predicted the optimal chain length for connecting this group with the S2 and S3 binding elements. Derivatives of 4-(3-aminopropyl)-imidazole can be selective inhibitors of thrombin demonstrating potent… CONTINUE READING