Several low molecular weight nonpeptide compounds having the dipicolylamine-zinc(II) complex structure were identified as potent and selective antagonists of the chemokine receptor CXCR4. These compounds showed strong inhibitory activity against CXCL12 binding to CXCR4, and the top compound exhibited significant anti-HIV activity. Zinc(II)-dipicolylamine unit-containing compounds proved to be useful and attractive lead compounds for chemotherapy of these diseases as nonpeptide CXCR4 antagonists possessing the novel scaffold structure.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine
- Drug Discovery