Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Pharmaceutical Sciences

First Advisor

Umesh Desai


Thrombosis is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity that is associated with myocardial infarction, stroke and pulmonary embolism. Anti-thrombotic agents which intend to reduce the occurrence and severity of thrombosis usually target the enzymes of the coagulation cascade. FXIa, a 160 kDa homodimer is gaining popularity of late as a potential target for anti-thrombotic agents due to its relative safety. A number of inhibitors which target the active site of FXIa have been reported but to our knowledge there have been no inhibitors which act via an allosteric mechanism. The aim of this project was to screen for allosteric inhibitors of FXIa from of pool of sulfated small-molecules.These molecules were primarily designed to act as heparin mimetics; heparin being a natural anti-coagulant. These compounds were then analyzed to determine whether inhibition was via an allosteric mechanism.


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Date of Submission

August 2012