Frédéric Gaudette

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Analogues of the clinical compound MGCD0103 (A) were designed and synthesized. These compounds inhibit recombinant human HDAC1 with IC(50) values in the sub-micromolar range. In human cancer cells growing in culture these compounds induce hyperacetylation of histones, cause expression of the tumor suppressor protein p21(WAF1/CIP1), and inhibit cellular(More)
The design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of N-(2-aminophenyl)-4-[(4-pyridin-3-ylpyrimidin-2-ylamino)methyl]benzamide 8 (MGCD0103) is described. Compound 8 is an isotype-selective small molecule histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor that selectively inhibits HDACs 1-3 and 11 at submicromolar concentrations in vitro. 8 blocks cancer cell proliferation(More)
A novel series of malonamide-type dual VEGFR2/c-Met inhibitors in which one of the amide bonds was replaced by an amide isostere-a trifluoroethylamine unit, was designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their enzymatic and cellular inhibition of VEGFR2 and c-Met enzymes. Optimization of these molecular entities resulted in identification of potent and(More)
Inhibition of histone deacetylases (HDACs) is emerging as a new strategy in human cancer therapy. Novel 2-aminophenyl benzamides and acrylamides, that can inhibit human HDAC enzymes and induce hyperacetylation of histones in human cancer cells, have been designed and synthesized. These compounds selectively inhibit proliferation and cause cell cycle arrest(More)
A series of N-(3-fluoro-4-(2-arylthieno[3,2-b]pyridin-7-yloxy)phenyl)-2-oxo-3-phenylimidazolidine-1-carboxamides targeting c-Met and VEGFR2 tyrosine kinases was designed and synthesized. The compounds were potent against these two enzymes with IC(50) values in the low nanomolar range in vitro, possessed favorable pharmacokinetic profiles and showed high(More)
A family of thieno[3,2-b]pyridine based small molecule inhibitors of c-Met and VEGFR2 were designed based on lead structure 2. These compounds were shown to have IC(50) values in the low nanomolar range in vitro and were efficacious in human tumor xenograft models in mice in vivo.
A series of N-(4-(6,7-disubstituted-quinolin-4-yloxy)-3-fluorophenyl)-2-oxo-3-phenylimidazolidine-1-carboxamides targeting c-Met and VEGFR2 tyrosine kinases was designed and synthesized. The compounds were potent against these two enzymes with IC(50) values in the low nanomolar range in vitro, possessed favorable pharmacokinetic profiles and showed high(More)
A novel series of N-(3-(6-substituted-aminopyridin-3-yloxy)phenyl)-2-oxo-3-phenylimidazolidine-1-carboxamides targeting TrkA receptor tyrosine kinase was identified. SAR study of the series allowed us to design and synthesize compounds possessing inhibitory activity of TrkA kinase enzyme in the low nanomolar range with low residual activity against c-Met(More)
A variety of N-(2-amino-phenyl)-4-(heteroarylmethyl)-benzamides were designed and synthesized. These compounds were shown to inhibit recombinant human HDAC1 with IC(50) values in the sub-micromolar range. In human cancer cells growing in culture these compounds induced hyperacetylation of histones, induced the expression of the tumor suppressor protein(More)
The synthesis and biological evaluation of a variety of 4-(heteroarylaminomethyl)-N-(2-aminophenyl)-benzamides and their analogs is described. Some of these compounds were shown to inhibit HDAC1 with IC(50) values below the micromolar range, induce hyperacetylation of histones, upregulate expression of the tumor suppressor p21(WAF1/Cip1), and inhibit(More)