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Solid-phase organic synthesis is now a prevalent activity in drug discovery. In keeping with this keen interest is the need to develop reliable automated synthesis instrumentation as well as polymeric supports and linkers suitable for the full range of organic synthesis applications. In this paper, we review our activities in the development of new and… (More)
Structure-activity relationship analysis identified (+)-N-(3-aminopropyl)-N-[1-(5-benzyl-3-methyl-4-oxo-[1,2]thiazolo[5,4-d]pyrimidin-6-yl)-2-methylpropyl]-4-methylbenzamide (AZD4877), from a series of novel kinesin spindle protein (KSP) inhibitors, as exhibiting both excellent biochemical potency and pharmaceutical properties suitable for clinical… (More)
The bisamide class of kinase inhibitors was identified as being active against CSF-1R. The synthesis and SAR of pyridyl and thiazolyl bisamides are reported, along with the pharmacokinetic properties and in vivo activity of selected examples.
KIFC1 (HSET), a member of the kinesin-14 family of motor proteins, plays an essential role in centrosomal bundling in cancer cells, but its function is not required for normal diploid cell division. To explore the potential of KIFC1 as a therapeutic target for human cancers, a series of potent KIFC1 inhibitors featuring a phenylalanine scaffold was… (More)
We have identified a class of azabenzimidazoles as potent and selective JAK1 inhibitors. Investigations into the SAR are presented along with the structural features required to achieve selectivity for JAK1 versus other JAK family members. An example from the series demonstrated highly selective inhibition of JAK1 versus JAK2 and JAK3, along with inhibition… (More)
A series of amidoheteroaryl compounds were designed and synthesized as inhibitors of B-Raf kinase. Several compounds from the series show excellent potency in biochemical, phenotypic and mode of action cellular assays. Potent examples from the series have also demonstrated good plasma exposure following an oral dose in rodents and activity against the… (More)
Critical to the effective implementation of high throughput methods of synthesis is the necessity for a significant supporting level of automation. There are a number of critical issues associated with the successful introduction, and supporting role, of automation of small molecule chemical synthesis. Clearly there are needs for automation to increase drug… (More)
1,2,4-Oxadiazoles have been prepared in parallel using 1,1'-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) as a reagent for both formation and cyclodehydration of O-acyl benzamidoximes. The use of CDI facilitates parallel purification of the oxadiazole products by simple liquid-liquid extraction and filtration.