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A series of 2',3',4',6,7-substituted 2-aryl quinazolinones were synthesized and evaluated for biological activity. Among them, 17 displayed significant growth inhibitory action against a panel of tumor cell lines. Compound 17 was also a potent inhibitor of tubulin polymerization. Compounds 8-10 displayed selective activity against P-gp-expressing epidermoid(More)
Here, we show the newly synthesized and potent ALK inhibitor having similar scaffold to KRCA-0008, which was reported previously, and its molecular mechanism against cancer cells harboring EML4-ALK fusion protein. Through ALK wild type enzyme assay, we selected two compounds, KRCA-0080 and KRCA-0087, which have trifluoromethyl instead of chloride in R2(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive malignant brain tumor. Since differentiation can attenuate or halt the growth of tumor cells, an image-based phenotypic screening was performed to find out drugs inducing morphological differentiation of GBMs. Bexarotene, a selective retinoid X receptor agonist, showed strong inhibition of neurospheroidal(More)
A series of novel 2,4-diaminopyrimidine compounds bearing bicyclic aminobenzazepine were synthesized and evaluated for their anti-ALK activities. The activities of these compounds were confirmed in both enzyme- and cell-based ALK assays. Amongst compounds synthesized, KRCA-0445 showed very promising results in pharmacokinetic study and in vivo efficacy(More)
Ceritinib, an ALK inhibitor, was hurriedly approved by the US FDA last year, and demonstrates impressive results in EML4-ALK positive patients. To get a superior ALK inhibitor, we synthesized several ceritinib derivatives with minor modifications to the phenylpiperidine moiety. Biochemical and cellular assays demonstrated the improved activity of KRCA-386(More)
Syntheses of various bis-ortho-alkoxy-para-piperazineanilino-pyrimidines and -triazines of KRCA-0008 analogs are described and their structure-activity-relationship to anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) is discussed. 5-trifluoromethyl-2,4-pyrimidine analog (2) seems to be most potent in both biochemical and cellular assay in this study, however it shows(More)
The synthesis of bis-ortho-alkoxy-para-piperazinesubstituted-2,4-dianilinopyrimidines is described and their structure-activity-relationship to anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) is presented. KRCA-0008 is selective and potent to ALK and Ack1, and displays drug-like properties without hERG liability. KRCA-0008 demonstrates in vivo efficacy comparable to(More)
c-Met signaling has been implicated in oncogenesis especially in cells with c-met gene amplification. Since 20 % of gastric cancer patients show high level of c-Met expression, c-Met has been identified as a good candidate for targeted therapy in gastric cancer. Herein, we report our newly synthesized c-Met inhibitor by showing its efficacy both in vitro(More)
The piperidine fragment in ceritinib was replaced with diverse aliphatic amines to improve inherent resistance issues of ceritinib. While most of the prepared compounds exhibit as similar in vitro activities as ceritinib, compound 10 shows encouraging activities against wild-type ALK as well as crizotinib-resistant mutants including extremely resistant(More)
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