As β-secretase, memapsin 2 cleaves amyloid-β precursor protein, which leads ultimately to the onset of Alzheimer's disease. As such, memapsin 2 is an excellent target of inhibitor drugs for the treatment of this disease. Here we describe the tools for memapsin 2 inhibitor design that have been developed and results from the structure-based inhibitor design. Strategy for the design of memapsin 2 inhibitors with pharmaceutical potential is also discussed.

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