N-i-Propoxy-N-biphenylsulfonylaminobutylhydroxamic acids as potent and selective inhibitors of MMP-2 and MT1-MMP

Armando Rossello, Elisa Nuti, Paolo Carelli, Elisabetta Orlandini, Marco Macchia, Susanna Nencetti, Maurizio Zandomeneghi, Federica Balzano, Gloria Uccello Barretta, Adriana Albini, Roberto Benelli, Giovanni Cercignani, Gillian Murphy, Aldo Balsamo

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Structural manipulation of the pharmacophoric model of type A selective MMP inhibitors (MMPi), obtained by the insertion of some alkyl substituents R 2 possessing an appropriate geometry, steric bulkiness and lipophilicity, is able to improve potency, in the subnanomolar range on MMP-2, and to give a good MMP inhibition on MMP-14 (MT1-MMP) in the designed MMPi of type C, while maintaining a good MMP-1/MMP-2 selectivity profile. The simultaneous inhibition of these two enzymes yields type C compounds, which are potent antiangiogenic agents, able to block a chemoinvasion model on HUVEC cells in the micromolar range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1321-1326
Number of pages6
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2005


  • Antiangiogenic agents
  • MMP-2/MT1-MMP selective inhibitors
  • MMP-inhibitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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