Arup K. Ghose

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In an earlier paper (Ghose A. K.; Crippen, G. M. J. Comput. Chem. 1986, 7, 565) the need of atomic physicochemical properties for three-dimensional-structure-directed quantitative structure-activity relationships was demonstrated, and it was shown how atomic parameters can be developed to successfully evaluate the molecular water-1-octanol partition(More)
The central nervous system (CNS) is the major area that is affected by aging. Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), brain cancer, and stroke are the CNS diseases that will cost trillions of dollars for their treatment. Achievement of appropriate blood−brain barrier (BBB) penetration is often considered a significant hurdle in the CNS drug(More)
Introduction Drug discovery is a complex and lengthy endeavor. Many strategies exist to accelerate target-to-clinical candidate selection, as well as to provide the highest quality candidate. Several lead finding strategies include the use of accumulated information for ligands of previously executed discovery programs, such as pharmacophore modeling, QSAR,(More)
Abnormal expression of constitutively active anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) chimeric proteins in the pathogenesis of anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) is well established. Recent studies with small molecule kinase inhibitors have provided solid proof-of-concept validation that inhibition of ALK is sufficient to attenuate the growth and proliferation(More)
The modern drug discovery process is steadily becoming more information driven. Structural, physicochemical and ADME-Tox property profiles of reference (successful) ligands, along with structural information of their target proteins, have been extremely useful for early-stage drug discovery. Recently, databases of known biologically active ligands(More)
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) is transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase, with oncogenic variants that have been implicated in ALCL, NSCLC and other cancers. Screening of a VEGFR2-biased kinase library resulted in identification of 1 which showed cross-reactivity with ALK. SAR on the indole segment of 1 showed that a subtle structural modification (the(More)
The Ras/RAF/MEK/ERK mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway plays a central role in the regulation of cell growth, differentiation, and survival. Expression of mutant BRAF(V600E) results in constitutive activation of the MAPK pathway, which can lead to uncontrolled cellular growth. Herein, we describe an SAR optimization campaign around a(More)
Dysregulation of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) is implicated in a variety of cancers. A series of tetrahydropyrido[2,3-b]pyrazines was constructed as ring-constrained analogs of a known aminopyridine kinase scaffold. Chemistry was developed to rapidly elaborate the SAR, structural elements impacting ALK inhibitory activity were exploited, and kinase(More)