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) 0960-894XFull text not available from this archive.
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||steroid 5-alpha-reductase, inhibition|
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Pharmacy and Chemistry|
|Depositing User:||Kim Forbes|
|Date Deposited:||24 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||14 Apr 2011 11:55|
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