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We previously reported that a 3-pyridinecarbonitrile analog with a furan substituent at C-5 and a 4-methylindol-5-ylamino substituent at C-4, 1, was a potent inhibitor of PKCtheta (IC50=4.5 nM). Replacement of the C-5 furan ring of 1 with bicyclic heteroaryl rings, led to compounds with significantly improved potency against PKCtheta. Analog 6b with a(More)
We earlier reported that 3-pyridinecarbonitriiles with a 4-methylindolyl-5-amino group at C-4 and a phenyl group at C-5 were inhibitors of PKCtheta. Keeping the group at C-4 of the pyridine core constant, we varied the water solubilizing group on the phenyl ring at C-5 and then replaced the C-5 phenyl ring with several monocyclic heteroaryl rings, including(More)
Thieno[2,3-b]pyridine-5-carbonitrile 16 with a 4-methyl-5-indolylamine at C-4 and a 5-methoxy-2-(dimethylamino)-methylphenyl group at C-2 had an IC(50) value of 16 nM for the inhibition of PKCtheta. While moderate inhibition of PKCdelta was also observed (IC(50)=130 nM), 16 had IC(50) values of greater than 5 microM against Lyn and other members of the Src(More)
Compound 1 (SKI-606, bosutinib), a 7-alkoxy-4-[(2,4-dichloro-5-methoxyphenyl)amino]-3-quinolinecarbonitrile, is a potent inhibitor of Src kinase activity. We previously reported that analogs of 1 with thiophene groups at C-7 retained the Src activity of the parent compound. The corresponding C-7 furan analogs were prepared and it was found that the(More)
Checkpoint deficiency of malignant cells can be exploited in cancer drug discovery. Compounds that selectively kill checkpoint-deficient cells versus checkpoint-proficient cells can be utilized to preferentially target tumor cells, while sparing normal cells. The protein p21(Wafl/Cipl/Sdi1) (hereafter referred to as p21) inhibits progression of the cell(More)
A high-throughput screen for Ras-mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling inhibitors identified two series (class 1 and 2) of substituted 4-anilino-3-quinolinecarbonitriles as potent (IC(50)s <10 nmol/L) mitogen-activated protein/extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 (MEK1) kinase inhibitors. These compounds had cyanoquinoline cores, but differed(More)
A series of 4-anilino-7-pyridyl-3-quinolinecarbonitriles was prepared as Src kinase inhibitors. A systematic SAR study of substitutions on both the pyridine ring and the 3-quinolinecarbonitrile core established the requirements for optimal activity. The lead compound, 17, showed potent activity in both the Src enzyme assay and cell assays, and demonstrated(More)
Insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-1R) is a growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase that acts as a critical mediator of cell proliferation and survival. Inhibitors of this receptor are believed to provide a new target in cancer therapy. We previously reported an isoquinolinedione series of IGF-1R inhibitors. Now we have identified a series of(More)