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Leverson J.D.,Abbvie Inc. | Zhang H.,Abbvie Inc. | Chen J.,Abbvie Inc. | Tahir S.K.,Abbvie Inc. | And 28 more authors.
Cell Death and Disease | Year: 2015

The anti-apoptotic protein MCL-1 is a key regulator of cancer cell survival and a known resistance factor for small-molecule BCL-2 family inhibitors such as ABT-263 (navitoclax), making it an attractive therapeutic target. However, directly inhibiting this target requires the disruption of high-affinity protein-protein interactions, and therefore designing small molecules potent enough to inhibit MCL-1 in cells has proven extremely challenging. Here, we describe a series of indole-2-carboxylic acids, exemplified by the compound A-1210477, that bind to MCL-1 selectively and with sufficient affinity to disrupt MCL-1-BIM complexes in living cells. A-1210477 induces the hallmarks of intrinsic apoptosis and demonstrates single agent killing of multiple myeloma and non-small cell lung cancer cell lines demonstrated to be MCL-1 dependent by BH3 profiling or siRNA rescue experiments. As predicted, A-1210477 synergizes with the BCL-2/BCL-XL inhibitor navitoclax to kill a variety of cancer cell lines. This work represents the first description of small-molecule MCL-1 inhibitors with sufficient potency to induce clear on-target cellular activity. It also demonstrates the utility of these molecules as chemical tools for dissecting the basic biology of MCL-1 and the promise of small-molecule MCL-1 inhibitors as potential therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited All rights reserved. Source


Patent
Cleave Biosciences | Date: 2013-07-19

A group of fused two ring pyrimidine compounds having a heterocycles substituent at the 2 position and a substituted amine at the 4 position as well as optional aliphatic, functional and/or aromatic components substituted at other positions of the pyrimidine and other ring are disclosed. In addition a group of quinazoline compounds having similar substituents at the 2 and 4 positions as well as at other positions are disclosed. These compounds are inhibitors of the AAA proteasome complex containing p97 and are effective medicinal agents for treatment of diseases associated with p97 bioactivity.


Patent
Cleave Biosciences | Date: 2012-05-10

Compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of using such compounds to treat or prevent diseases or disorders associated with or mediated by JAMM proteins are disclosed. The compounds and compositions inhibit the enzymatic activity of a JAMM domain, including the JAMM domain of the CSN5 subunit of the COP9-signalsome (CSN), the JAMM domain of the Rpn11/Poh1/Psmd14 subunit of the 26S proteasome, the JAMM domain of AMSH, the JAMM domain of AMSH-LP, the JAMM domain of BRCC36, among other JAMM domains.


Patent
Cleave Biosciences | Date: 2013-07-19

Fused pyrimidine compounds having a saturated, unsaturated or aromatic A ring fused to a pyrimidine ring and having a complex substituents at the 2 position and a substituted amine at the 4 position of the pyrimidine ring as well as optional aliphatic, functional and/or aromatic components substituted at other positions of the pyrimidine ring and A ring are disclosed. These compounds are inhibitors of the AAA proteasome complex containing p97 and are effective medicinal agents for treatment of diseases associated with p97 bioactivity such as cancer.


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