Janus tyrosine kinase (JAK) inhibitors have been on the market for several years, but their use is limited by drug resistance and intolerable side effects. Herein, we propose a novel strategy of JAK tyrosine kinase (TK) and pseudokinase (PK) domain co-inhibition system to consolidate robust JAK inhibition and on-demand activation. A photoexcited prodrug PAT-SIL-TG-1&AT exhibits the synergy effects of TK-PK co-inhibition and enable the spatiotemporal control of JAK2 signaling. The hypoxia-activated prodrug HAT-SIL-TG-1&AT significantly inhibited HEL cells proliferation and downregulated phosphorylated STAT3/5 under hypoxic conditions. Importantly, HAT-SIL-TG-1&AT showed synergistic antitumor effects and selectively inhibited the JAK-STAT signaling in tumor tissues in vivo. This work demonstrates a viable solution to achieve superior JAK2 inhibition, and provides an inspiration for other kinases containing PK domain.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||European journal of medicinal chemistry|
|State||Published - Mar 15 2023|
- Tyrosine kinase
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry