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Kinetics Studies on the Inhibition Mechanism of Pancreatic α-Amylase by Glycoconjugated 1H-1,2,3-Triazoles: A New Class of Inhibitors with Hypoglycemiant Activity.
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PMID:  22753086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Glycoconjugated 1H-1,2,3-triazoles (GCTs) comprise a new class of glycosidase inhibitors that are under investigation as promising therapeutic agents for a variety of diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, few kinetics studies have been performed to clarify the mode of inhibition of GCTs with their target glycosidases. Our group has previously shown that some methyl-β-D-ribofuranosyl-1H-1,2,3-triazoles that inhibit baker's yeast maltase were also able to reduce post-prandial glucose levels in normal rats. We hypothesized that this hypoglycemiant activity was attributable to inhibition of mammalian α-glucosidases involved in sugar metabolism, such as pancreatic α-amylase. Hence, the aim of this work was to test a series of 26 GCTs on porcine pancreatic α-amylase (PPA) and to characterize their inhibition mechanisms. Six GCTs, all ribofuranosyl-derived GCTs, significantly inhibited PPA, with IC(50) values in the middle to high micromolar range. Our results also demonstrated that ribofuranosyl-derived GCTs are reversible, noncompetitive inhibitors when using 2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl-α-D-maltotrioside as a substrate. E/ES affinity ratios (α) ranged from 0.3 to 1.1, with the majority of ribofuranosyl-derived GCTs preferentially forming stable ternary ESI complexes. Competition assays with acarbose showed that ribofuranosyl-derived GCTs bind to PPA in a mutually exclusive fashion. The data presented here show that pancreatic α-amylase is one of the possible molecular targets in the pharmacological activity of ribofuranosyl-derived GCTs. Our results also provide important mechanistic insight that can be of major help to develop this new class of synthetic small molecules into more potent compounds with anti-diabetic activity through rational drug design.
Mario Roberto Senger; Lucas da Costa Andrade Gomes; Sabrina Baptista Ferreira; Carlos Roland Kaiser; Vitor Francisco Ferreira; Floriano Paes Silva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-7633     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100937360     Medline TA:  Chembiochem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Laboratório de Bioquímica de Proteínas e Peptídeos, 21040-360 (Brazil).
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