Chemical Name: 5-Chloro-N-[(1S)-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-(hydroxymethyl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)propyl]-2-thiophenesulfonamide
Biological ActivityBegacestat is a γ-secretase inhibitor; selectively inhibits cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) over Notch. Lowers levels of Aβ42 and Aβ40 (EC50 values are 12.4 and 14.8 nM respectively in cells expressing human recombinant APP). Orally active.
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Discovery of begacestat, a Notch-1-sparing gamma secretase inhibitor for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Mayer et al.
Begacestat (GSI-953): a novel, selective thiophene sulfonamide inhibitor of amyloid precursor protein γ-secretase for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Martone et al.
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