Structure activity relationship study of known inhibitors of the enzyme 5α-reductase (5AR)

  • Ahmed S
  • Denison S
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Abstract

Preliminary results of a modelling study of both steroidal and non-steroidal inhibitors of 5α-reductase (5AR) are described in order to elucidate the essential structural requirements needed for the design of novel non-steroidal inhibitors. The study suggests that : (i) there is a requirement for groups to mimic the C(3)=O of the steroid substrate A-ring; (ii) the area of the active site about the C(17)-OH position of the substrate does not appear to possess hydrogen bonding groups and is unrestricted.

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Authors

  • Sabbir Ahmed

  • Sophie Denison

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