Transition state analogues of PNP, the Immucillins and DADMe-Immucillins, were designed to match transition state features of bovine and human PNPs, respectively. A third generation of inhibitors has been designed that contain an acyclic iminoalcohol to replace the cyclic mimic of the ribooxacarbenium ion at the transition states of PNPs. The best third generation inhibitor is equivalent to the best inhibitors found in the previous transition state analogues.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry