A 3D pharmacophore model was developed for original sulphonyl-urea (-cyanoguanidine) compounds and known molecules which behave both as thromboxane receptor antagonists and as thromboxane synthase inhibitors. Five recognition sites appear to be essential for this dual activity: two hydrogen bond acceptors, an anionic site, a hydrophobic group and an aromatic ring. Such a model could be used to design new leads possessing the same pharmacological profile and to improve the activity of our compounds.
- Catalyst hypothesis
- Sulphonyl-urea (-cyanoguanidine) ligand
- Thromboxane receptor antagonism
- Thromboxane synthase inhibition