Synthesis of a cyclic analogue of galardin

Da Wei Ma, Wen Gen Wu, Jing Qian, Shen Hui Lang, Qi Zhuang Ye

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A cyclic analogue 4 of galardin, a known MMP inhibitor, is designed to improve its selectivity. The synthesis of 4 starts from dimethyl (S)-malate using diaselective alkylation and subsequent cyclization and amide formation as key steps. The compound 4 showed MMP inhibitory activity on all MMPs tested with IC50 ranging from 20.1 μM to 104 μM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-290
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001



  • Alkylation
  • Amide
  • Cyclization
  • Matrix metalloproteinases inhibitor

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  • Chemistry(all)

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Ma, D. W., Wu, W. G., Qian, J., Lang, S. H., & Ye, Q. Z. (2001). Synthesis of a cyclic analogue of galardin. Chinese Journal of Chemistry, 19(3), 286-290.