Siglinde Wolf

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Intensive anticancer drug discovery efforts have been made to develop small molecule inhibitors of the p53-MDM2 and p53-MDMX interactions. We present here the structures of the most potent inhibitors bound to MDM2 and MDMX that are based on the new imidazo-indole scaffold. In addition, the structure of the recently reported spiro-oxindole inhibitor bound to(More)
1,4-Thienodiazepine-2,5-diones have been synthesized via the Ugi-Deprotection-Cyclization (UDC) approach starting from Gewald 2-aminothiophenes in a convergent and versatile manner. The resulting scaffold is unprecedented, cyclic, and peptidomimetic with four points of diversity introduced from readily available starting materials. In addition to eighteen(More)
Although there is no shortage of potential drug targets, there are only a handful known low-molecular-weight inhibitors of protein-protein interactions (PPIs). One problem is that current efforts are dominated by low-yield high-throughput screening, whose rigid framework is not suitable for the diverse chemotypes present in PPIs. Here, we developed a novel(More)
The Mdm2 and Mdmx proteins are the principal negative regulators of the p53 tumor suppressor. Reactivation of p53 activity by disrupting the Mdm2/Mdmx-p53 interactions offers new possibilities for anticancer therapeutics. Here, we present crystal structures of two complexes, a p53-like mutant peptide with the N-terminal domains of Mdm2 and Mdmx,(More)
Reactivation of p53 by release of the functional protein from its inhibition by MDM2 provides an efficient, nongenotoxic approach to a wide variety of cancers. We present the cocrystal structures of two complexes of MDM2 with inhibitors based on 6-chloroindole scaffolds. Both molecules bound to a distinct conformational state of MDM2 with nM-μM affinities.(More)
The inhibition of p53-MDM2 interaction is a promising new approach to non-genotoxic cancer treatment. A potential application for drugs blocking the p53-MDM2 interaction is acute myeloid leukemia (AML) due to the occurrence of wild type p53 (wt p53) in the majority of patients. Although there are very promising preclinical results of several p53-MDM2(More)
On the basis of our recently resolved first cocrystal structure of Mdm4 in complex with a small molecule inhibitor (PDB ID 3LBJ ), we devised an approach for the generation of potential Mdm4 selective ligands. We performed the Ugi four-component reaction (Ugi-4CR) in 96-well plates with an indole fragment, which is specially designed to mimic Trp23, a key(More)
Herein we propose the benzimidazole-2-one substructure as a suitable tryptophan mimic and thus a reasonable starting point for the design of p53 Mdm2 antagonists. We devise a short multicomponent reaction route to hitherto unknown 2-(2-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-1-yl)acetamides by reacting mono N-carbamate protected phenylenediamine in a Ugi-3CR(More)
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