Discovery of novel 2,4-diarylaminopyrimidine analogues (DAAPalogues) showing potent inhibitory activities against both wild-type and mutant ALK kinases

Zilan Song, Yanhong Yang, Zhiqing Liu, Xia Peng, Junfeng Guo, Xinying Yang, Kui Wu, Jing Ai, Jian Ding, Meiyu Geng, Ao Zhang

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We have developed a series of new 2,4-diarylaminopyrimidine analogues (DAAPalogues) bearing a flexible amino acid side chain, different from the majority of the literature reported ALK inhibitors that often possess a structurally constrained arylpiperazine fragment or its equivalents in the solvent-interaction region. Extensive structural elaboration led to compound 15 possessing IC50 values of 2.7 and 15.3 nM, respectively, in the ALK wild-type and gate-keeper mutant L1196M enzymatic assays. This compound not only showed high proliferative inhibition against ALK-addicted cells across different oncogenic forms but also effectively suppressed several ALK secondary mutant cells, including the gate-keeper L1196M and F1174L. Significant antitumor efficacy was achieved in the ALK-driven SUP-M2 xenograft model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-211
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 8 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery

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