Tag Archives: beta-secretase

Structure-based design of BACE inhibitors


In a recent post the difficulties of developing drug-like and CNS penetrant inhibitors of β-secretase (BACE-1 or ASP-2) were hinted at (a detailed account of the state of the art can be found in this book).  Many of the reported inhibitors … Continue reading

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Review: Gamma-secretase modulators


An excellent review titled ‘γ-Secretase Modulators as Potential Disease Modifying Anti-Alzheimer’s Drugs’ has recently published in J.Med.Chem. The review gives some background to the disease and to the generally, although not universally, accepted hypothesis that amyloid plays a key role … Continue reading

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