New pseudopeptides possessing C2 symmetry and dihydroxyethylene core derived from (R,R)- tartaric acid and amino esters have been synthesized as potential inhibitors of HIV protease. The amino esters were chosen in order to interact with P1/P1 and P2/P2 subsites of the enzyme. The products were obtained in good yields without noticeable racemization.
Keywords: AIDS, HIV, tartaric acid, C2 symmetry, protease inhibitors, pseudopeptides
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