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Editorial Board Chairs: Karl-Heinz Altmann, Antonello Mai, Rainer Metternich. Editor: David Peralta

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Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemBioChem, Medicinal Research Reviews, Molecular Informatics

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November 14, 2017

VIP: Substrate-Analog Furin Inhibitors

VIP: Substrate-Analog Furin InhibitorsTeodora Ivanova, Kornelia Hardes, Stephanie Kallis, Sven O. Dahms, Manuel E. Than, Sebastian Künzel, Eva Böttcher-Friebertshäuser, Iris Lindberg, Guan-Sheng Jiao, Ralf Bartenschlager, Torsten Steinmetzer

The serine protease furin carries out important physiological functions in the processing of vital protein precursors, but it also contributes to numerous diseases and has emerged as a potential host target, especially for the short-term treatment of acute furin-dependent viral infections.

The strongest furin inhibitor known so far is the tetrabasic substrate-analogue structure MI-1148 (4-guanidinomethyl-phenylacetyl-Arg-tert-Leu-Arg-4-amidinobenzylamide). Read more...

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