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A non-methionine FT inhibitor lead structure (1) was designed through computer modeling of the peptidomimetic FT inhibitor ABT839. Optimization of this lead resulted in compounds 2e and 2g, with FT IC(50) values of 1.3 and 1.8 nM, GGT IC(50) of 1400 nM, and EC(50) (Ras processing) values of 13 and 11 nM, respectively.
A series of tetrahydro-beta-carbolines were identified by HTS as inhibitors of the kinesin Eg5. Molecular modeling and medicinal chemistry techniques were employed to explore the SAR for this series with a focus of removing potential metabolic liabilities and improving cellular potency.
A pyridyl moiety was introduced into a previously developed series of farnesyltransferase inhibitors containing imidazole and cyanophenyl (such as 4), resulting in potent inhibitors with improved pharmacokinetics.
Inhibitors of farnesyltransferase are effective against a variety of tumors in mouse models of cancer. Clinical trials to evaluate these agents in humans are ongoing. In our effort to develop new farnesyltransferase inhibitors, we have discovered a series of aryl tetrahydropyridines that incorporate substituted glycine, phenylalanine and histidine residues.… (More)
Inhibitors of farnesyltransferase are effective against a variety of tumors in mouse models of cancer. Clinical trials to evaluate these agents in humans are ongoing. In our effort to develop new farnesyltransferase inhibitors, we have discovered bioavailable aryl tetrahydropyridines that are potent in cell culture. The design, synthesis, SAR and biological… (More)
Farnesyltransferase inhibitors (FTIs) have been developed as potential anti-cancer agents due to their efficacy in blocking malignant growth in a variety of murine models of human tumors. To that end, we have developed a series of pyridone farnesyltransferase inhibitors with potent in vitro and cellular activity. The synthesis, SAR and biological properties… (More)
The ability of the novel antifungal cyclic hexalipopetide A-192411 to treat fungal infections in rodents is presented. Efficacy was demonstrated against Candida albicans as both prolonged survival of systemically infected mice and clearance of viable yeasts from kidneys. The efficacy of A-192411, administered intraperitoneally, was equivalent to amphotercin… (More)
The echinocandin class of cyclic lipopeptides has been simplified to discover potent antifungal compounds. Namely A-192411 shows good in vitro activity against common pathogenic yeasts and has an acceptable safety window in vivo. Discovery, limited SAR, synthesis, biochemical and pharmaco-dynamic profiles of A-192411 are presented.
Beginning with the structure of tipifarnib (1), a series of inhibitors of FTase have been synthesized by transposition of the D-ring to the imidazole and subsequent modification of the 2-quinolone motif. The compounds in the new series may be achiral and have structural features that allow for analogs that are difficult or impossible to make in the tertiary… (More)