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Human prolyl hydroxylases are involved in the modification of transcription factors, procollagen, and ribosomal proteins, and are current medicinal chemistry targets. To date, there are few reports on inhibitors selective for the different types of prolyl hydroxylases. Here we report a structurally informed template-based strategy for the development of inhibitors selective for the human ribosomal prolyl hydroxylase OGFOD1. These inhibitors did not target the other human oxygenases tested, including the structurally-similar hypoxia-inducible transcription factor prolyl hydroxylase, PHD2.

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OGFOD1, barbiturate, inhibitors, medicinal chemistry, oxygenase