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N-(5-Chloro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-7-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)ethoxy]-5- (tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yloxy)quinazolin-4-amine, a Novel, Highly Selective, Orally Available, Dual-Specific c-Src/Abl Kinase Inhibitor

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posted on 02.11.2006, 00:00 by Laurent F. Hennequin, Jack Allen, Jason Breed, Jon Curwen, Michael Fennell, Tim P. Green, Christine Lambert-van der Brempt, Rémy Morgentin, Richard A. Norman, Annie Olivier, Ludovic Otterbein, Patrick A. Plé, Nicolas Warin, Gerard Costello
Src family kinases (SFKs) are nonreceptor tyrosine kinases that are reported to be critical for cancer progression. We report here a novel subseries of C-5-substituted anilinoquinazolines that display high affinity and specificity for the tyrosine kinase domain of the c-Src and Abl enzymes. These compounds exhibit high selectivity for SFKs over a panel of recombinant protein kinases, excellent pharmacokinetics, and in vivo activity following oral dosing. N-(5-Chloro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-7-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)ethoxy]-5-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yloxy)quinazolin-4-amine (AZD0530) inhibits c-Src and Abl enzymes at low nanomolar concentrations and is highly selective over a range of kinases. AZD0530 displays excellent pharmacokinetic parameters in animal preclinically and in man (t1/2 = 40 h). AZD0530 is a potent inhibitor of tumor growth in a c-Src-transfected 3T3-fibroblast xenograft model in vivo and led to a significant increase in survival in a highly aggressive, orthotopic model of human pancreatic cancer when dosed orally once daily. AZD0530 is currently undergoing clinical evaluation in man.