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Novel thio-based TACE inhibitors Part 2: Rational design, synthesis and SAR of thiol-contaning aryl sufones
[ADA17_HUMAN] Defects in ADAM17 are a cause of neonatal inflammatory skin and bowel disease (NISBD) [MIM:614328]. NISBD is a disorder characterized by inflammatory features with neonatal onset, involving the skin, hair, and gut. The skin lesions involve perioral and perianal erythema, psoriasiform erythroderma, with flares of erythema, scaling, and widespread pustules. Gastrointestinal symptoms include malabsorptive diarrhea that is exacerbated by intercurrent gastrointestinal infections. The hair is short or broken, and the eyelashes and eyebrows are wiry and disorganized.
[ADA17_HUMAN] Cleaves the membrane-bound precursor of TNF-alpha to its mature soluble form. Responsible for the proteolytical release of soluble JAM3 from endothelial cells surface. Responsible for the proteolytic release of several other cell-surface proteins, including p75 TNF-receptor, interleukin 1 receptor type II, p55 TNF-receptor, transforming growth factor-alpha, L-selectin, growth hormone receptor, MUC1 and the amyloid precursor protein. Also involved in the activation of Notch pathway (By similarity). 
Publication Abstract from PubMed
A series of potent thiol-containing aryl sulfone TACE inhibitors were designed and synthesized. The SAR and MMP selectivity of the series were investigated. In particular, compound 8b showed excellent in vitro potency against the isolated enzyme and good selectivity over MMP-2, -7, -8, -9, and -13. The X-ray structure of 8b in complex with TACE was also obtained.
Novel thiol-based TACE inhibitors. Part 2: Rational design, synthesis, and SAR of thiol-containing aryl sulfones.,Bandarage UK, Wang T, Come JH, Perola E, Wei Y, Rao BG Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2008 Jan 1;18(1):44-8. Epub 2007 Nov 13. PMID:18054488
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