Mechanism based representation of the active site of 5-[alpha]-reductase (5AR)

Ahmed, Sabbir and Denison, Sophie (1998) Mechanism based representation of the active site of 5-[alpha]-reductase (5AR). Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 8(18), pp. 2615-2620. ISSN (print) 0960-894X

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Abstract

In the present study, we have attempted to determine a detailed representation of the 5 alpha-Reductase (5AR) active site involving the elucidation of the transition state for the steroid delta 4 reduction reaction (the 'NADPH-substrate' complex), onto which steroidal and non-steroidal inhibitors were superimposed. We conclude that: (i) there is a requirement for groups to mimic the steroid substrate A-ring; (ii) the area about C(3), C(4), C(5) and C(6) of T appears to be sterically hindered, and; (iii) the area of the active site about the C(17) of the steroid substrate does not possess hydrogen bonding groups and is not restricted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: steroid 5-alpha-reductase, inhibition
Research Area: Pharmacy
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Pharmacy and Chemistry
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Depositing User: Kim Forbes
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2011 11:55
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/2455

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