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Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 23, Number 13, p.3781 - 3787 (2015)



MMP-2 and MMP-9


Abstract Eleven biflavones (7a–b and 9a–i) were synthesised by a simple and efficient protocol and screened for MMP-2 and MMP-9 inhibitory activities. Amongst them, a natural product-like analog, (I-3,II-3)-biacacetin (9h) was found to be the most potent inhibitor. Molecular docking studies suggest that unlike most of the known inhibitors, 9h inhibits MMP-2 and MMP-9 through non-zinc binding interactions.


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P. Nanjan, Nambiar, J., Bipin G. Nair Dr., and Banerji, A., “Synthesis and Discovery of (I-3,II-3)-Biacacetin as a Novel Non-zinc Binding Inhibitor of MMP-2 and MMP-9”, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 23, pp. 3781 - 3787, 2015.