Yanong D Wang

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A novel series of inhibitors of cancer cell proliferation, selective against p21 cell cycle checkpoint-disrupted cells vs. cells with intact p21 checkpoint, were identified by high-throughput screening. Optimization of both ends of the lead molecule to improve potency, using parallel synthesis and iterative design, is described. The(More)
Checkpoint deficiency of malignant cells can be exploited in cancer drug discovery. Compounds that selectively kill checkpoint-deficient cells versus checkpoint-proficient cells can be utilized to preferentially target tumor cells, while sparing normal cells. The protein p21(Wafl/Cipl/Sdi1) (hereafter referred to as p21) inhibits progression of the cell(More)
On the basis of a screening lead from an assay using a pair of p21 isogenic cell lines (p21-proficient cells and p21-deficient cells) to identify chemoselective agents, a series of novel thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4(1H)-one-based analogs was prepared. Some analogs inhibited the growth of human colon tumor cells.
A novel series of antiproliferative agents containing pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidin-7-yl phenyl amides, selective for p21-deficient cells, were identified by high-throughput screening. Exploration of the SAR relationships in the headpiece, core, and tailpiece is described. Strict steric, positional, and electronic requirements were observed, with a clear(More)
It has been previously reported that appropriately substituted 4-anilinoquinoline-3-carbonitriles are potent inhibitors of Src kinase, with biological activity in vitro and in vivo. Structural modifications to these compounds have been explored, providing the 4-anilinobenzo[g]quinoline-3-carbonitriles as a series with enhanced Src inhibitory properties. The(More)
Several 7-alkoxy-4-anilino-3-quinolinecarbonitriles were synthesized and evaluated for Src kinase inhibitory activity. Optimal inhibition of both Src enzymatic and cellular activity was seen with analogues having a 2,4-dichloro-5-methoxyaniline group at C-4. Compound 18, which has a 1-methylpiperidinemethoxy group at C-7, showed in vivo activity in a(More)
New 4-phenylamino-3-quinolinecarbonitriles with a 7-ethynyl group substituted by a pyridine, phenyl or thiophene ring containing basic water solubilizing groups were prepared and evaluated as Src kinase inhibitors. Of these new analogs, potent activity was observed with compounds having a (2,4-dichloro-5-methoxyphenyl)amino group at C-4, a methoxy or ethoxy(More)
Src-null mice have higher bone mass because of decreased bone resorption and increased bone formation, whereas Abl-null mice are osteopenic, because of decreased bone formation. Compound I, a potent inhibitor of Src in an isolated enzyme assay (IC(50) 0.55 nM) and a Src-dependent cell growth assay, with lower activity on equivalent Abl-based assays,(More)
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