Susan L Gloor

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The protein serine-threonine kinase Akt undergoes a substantial conformational change upon activation, which is induced by the phosphorylation of two critical regulatory residues, threonine 308 and serine 473. Paradoxically, treating cells with adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP)-competitive inhibitors of Akt results in increased phosphorylation of both(More)
This Letter details the synthesis and evaluation of imidazo[4,5-b]pyridines as inhibitors of B-Raf kinase. These compounds bind in a DFG-in, αC-helix out conformation of B-Raf, which is a binding mode associated with significant kinase selectivity. Structure-activity relationship studies involved optimization of the ATP-cleft binding region of these(More)
Herein we describe a novel pyrazole-based class of ATP competitive B-Raf inhibitors. These inhibitors exhibit both excellent cellular potency and striking B-Raf selectivity. A subset of these inhibitors has demonstrated the ability to inhibit downstream ERK phosphorylation in LOX tumors from mouse xenograft studies.
The V600E mutation of B-Raf kinase results in constitutive activation of the MAPK signaling pathway and is present in approximately 7% of all cancers. Using structure-based design, a novel series of pyrazolopyridine inhibitors of B-Raf(V600E) was developed. Optimization led to the identification of 3-methoxy pyrazolopyridines 17 and 19, potent, selective,(More)
Cell potent inhibitors of B-Raf(V600E) that bind to the kinase in the DFG-out conformation are reported. These compounds utilize the hinge-binding group and lipophilic linker from a previously disclosed series of B-Raf(V600E) inhibitors that bind to the kinase in an atypical DFG-in, αC-helix-out conformation. This new series demonstrates that DFG-out kinase(More)
Site-directed cysteine and disulfide chemistry is broadly useful in the analysis of protein structure and dynamics, and applications of this chemistry to the bacterial chemotaxis pathway have illustrated the kinds of information that can be generated. Notably, in many cases, cysteine and disulfide chemistry can be carried out in the native environment of(More)
Herein we describe the discovery of a novel series of ATP competitive B-Raf inhibitors via structure based drug design (SBDD). These pyridopyrimidin-7-one based inhibitors exhibit both excellent cellular potency and striking B-Raf selectivity. Optimization led to the identification of compound 17, a potent, selective and orally available agent with(More)
The histidine kinase CheA is a central component of the bacterial chemotaxis signaling cluster, in which transmembrane receptors regulate CheA autokinase activity. CheA is a homodimer, and each of the two identical subunits possesses five different domains with distinct structures and functions. The free enzyme, like the receptor-bound enzyme, catalyzes a(More)
The discovery and optimization of a series of 6,7-dihydro-5H-cyclopenta[d]pyrimidine compounds that are ATP-competitive, selective inhibitors of protein kinase B/Akt is reported. The initial design and optimization was guided by the use of X-ray structures of inhibitors in complex with Akt1 and the closely related protein kinase A. The resulting compounds(More)
Herein we describe the design of a novel series of ATP competitive B-Raf inhibitors via structure-based methods. These 3-N-methylquinazoline-4(3H)-one based inhibitors exhibit both excellent cellular potency and striking B-Raf selectivity. Optimization led to the identification of compound 16, a potent, selective and orally available agent with excellent(More)