Discovery and optimization of a highly efficacious class of 5-aryl-2-aminopyridines as FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) inhibitors.

Based on a putative binding mode of quizartinib (AC220, 1), a potent FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) inhibitor in Phase III clinical development, we have designed de novo a simpler aminopyridine-based hinge binding motif. Further optimization focusing on maximizing in vivo efficacy and minimizing CYP3A4 time-dependent inhibition resulted in a highly… CONTINUE READING