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Discovery of Kinase Spectrum Selective Macrocycle (16E)-14-Methyl-20-oxa-5,7,14,26-tetraazatetracyclo[,6).1(8,12)]heptacosa-1(25),2(26),3,5,8(27),9,11,16,21,23-decaene (SB1317/TG02), a Potent Inhibitor of Cyclin Dependent Kinases (CDKs), Janus Kinase 2 (JAK2), and Fms-like Tyrosine Kinase-3 (FLT3) for the Treatment of Cancer

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posted on 2012-01-12, 00:00 authored by Anthony D. William, Angeline C.-H. Lee, Kee Chuan Goh, Stéphanie Blanchard, Anders Poulsen, Ee Ling Teo, Harish Nagaraj, Chai Ping Lee, Haishan Wang, Meredith Williams, Eric T. Sun, Changyong Hu, Ramesh Jayaraman, Mohammed Khalid Pasha, Kantharaj Ethirajulu, Jeanette M. Wood, Brian W. Dymock
Herein, we describe the design, synthesis, and SAR of a series of unique small molecule macrocycles that show spectrum selective kinase inhibition of CDKs, JAK2, and FLT3. The most promising leads were assessed in vitro for their inhibition of cancer cell proliferation, solubility, CYP450 inhibition, and microsomal stability. This screening cascade revealed 26h as a preferred compound with target IC50 of 13, 73, and 56 nM for CDK2, JAK2 and FLT3, respectively. Pharmacokinetic (PK) studies of 26h in preclinical species showed good oral exposures. Oral efficacy was observed in colon (HCT-116) and lymphoma (Ramos) xenograft studies, in line with the observed PK/PD correlation. 26h (SB1317/TG02) was progressed into development in 2010 and is currently undergoing phase 1 clinical trials in advanced leukemias and multiple myeloma.