Craig Rosenstein

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The JAK-STAT pathway mediates signaling by cytokines, which control survival, proliferation, and differentiation of a variety of cells. In recent years, a single point mutation (V617F) in the tyrosine kinase JAK2 was found to be present with a high incidence in myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs). This mutation led to hyperactivation of JAK2,(More)
This report documents the first example of a specific inhibitor of protein kinases with preferential binding to the activated kinase conformation: 5H-benzo[4,5]cyclohepta[1,2-b]pyridin-5-one 11r (MK-8033), a dual c-Met/Ron inhibitor under investigation as a treatment for cancer. The design of 11r was based on the desire to reduce time-dependent inhibition(More)
This paper describes the discovery and design of a novel class of JAK2 inhibitors. Furthermore, we detail the optimization of a screening hit using ligand binding efficiency and log D. These efforts led to the identification of compound 41, which demonstrates in vivo activity in our study.
This communication discusses the discovery of novel reverse tricyclic pyridones as inhibitors of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2). By using a kinase cross screening approach coupled with molecular modeling, a unique inhibitor-water interaction was discovered to impart excellent broad kinase selectivity. Improvements in intrinsic potency were achieved by utilizing a(More)
A series of carboxamide-substituted thiophenes demonstrating inhibition of JAK2 is described. Development of this chemical series began with the bioisosteric replacement of a urea substituent by a pyridyl ring. Issues of chemical and metabolic stability were solved using the results of both in vitro and in vivo studies, ultimately delivering compounds such(More)
c-Met is a transmembrane tyrosine kinase that mediates activation of several signaling pathways implicated in aggressive cancer phenotypes. In recent years, research into this area has highlighted c-Met as an attractive cancer drug target, triggering a number of approaches to disrupt aberrant c-Met signaling. Screening efforts identified a unique class of(More)
With the advancement of high-throughput biomolecular screening techniques to the lead optimization stage, there is a critical need to quality control (QC) dose-response curves generated by robotic liquid handlers to ensure accurate affinity determinations. One challenge in evaluating the performance of liquid handlers is identifying and validating a robust(More)
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