Beta-secretase is the key enzyme involved in Alzheimer's disease thus; inhibition of the enzyme can lead to a potential anti-Alzheimer drug. In the search of an effective lead candidate, we have designed non-peptide inhibitor molecules based on amino aromatic heterocyclic motifs specifically, substituted 1,2,4-thiadiazole analogues. In silico modelling was employed to study interaction of the designed ligands in the enzyme active site using molecular docking approach as well as for Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion studies. The synthesized analogues were pharmacologically screened using in vitro FRET technique. Overall results indicate that one of the analogues, compound 8 is the most promising one against beta secretase.

Design, synthesis, in silico and in vitro screening of 1,2,4-thiadiazole analogues as non-peptide inhibitors of beta-secretase

De Simone A;
2014-01-01

Abstract

Beta-secretase is the key enzyme involved in Alzheimer's disease thus; inhibition of the enzyme can lead to a potential anti-Alzheimer drug. In the search of an effective lead candidate, we have designed non-peptide inhibitor molecules based on amino aromatic heterocyclic motifs specifically, substituted 1,2,4-thiadiazole analogues. In silico modelling was employed to study interaction of the designed ligands in the enzyme active site using molecular docking approach as well as for Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion studies. The synthesized analogues were pharmacologically screened using in vitro FRET technique. Overall results indicate that one of the analogues, compound 8 is the most promising one against beta secretase.
2014
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4-Thiadiazoles; Beta-secretase; In vitro FRET assay; Molecular docking
Gurjar AS; Andrisano V; De Simone A; Velingkar VS
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