The Second-generation of Highly Potent Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) NS3/4A Protease Inhibitors: Evolutionary Design Based on Tailor-made Amino Acids, Synthesis and Major Features of Bio-activity

Author(s): Shuni Wang, Yibing Wang, Jiang Wang, Tatsunori Sato, Kunisuke Izawa*, Vadim A. Soloshonok*, Hong Liu*

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 23 , Issue 30 , 2017

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Hepatitis C is a current pandemic liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with high morbidity and mortality. Recently, the direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) targeting HCV NS3/4A, NS5A and NS5B have become the most effective therapies against HCV infection in the clinical treatment. Among them, the second-generation of NS3/4A inhibitors have emerged as the mainstay of the DAA therapies, which are derived from the peptide substrate of NS3/4A protease and modified with various tailor-made amino acids in order to achieve high sustained virologic response (SVR) against HCV. This review summarizes sixteen examples of the second-generation of HCV NS3/4A inhibitors, mainly focusing on the clinical application, structure development, structure-activity relationship (SAR) and their synthesis.

Keywords: Hepatitis C virus (HCV), pandemic, direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs), NS3/4A protease inhibitor, tailor-made amino acids, structure-activity relationship (SAR), asymmetric synthesis, ring-closing metathesis (RCM).

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Year: 2017
Published on: 28 November, 2017
Page: [4493 - 4554]
Pages: 62
DOI: 10.2174/1381612823666170522122424
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