Structure-Activity Relationship Study of Covalent Pan-phosphatidylinositol 5-Phosphate 4-Kinase Inhibitors.
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:ACS Med Chem Lett, Volume 11, Issue 3, p.346-352 (2020)
<p>Phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate 4-kinases (PI5P4Ks) are important molecular players in a variety of diseases, such as cancer. Currently available PI5P4K inhibitors are reversible small molecules, which may lack selectivity and sufficient cellular on-target activity. In this study, we present a new class of covalent pan-PI5P4K inhibitors with potent biochemical and cellular activity. Our designs are based on THZ-P1-2, a covalent PI5P4K inhibitor previously developed in our lab. Here, we report further structure-guided optimization and structure-activity relationship (SAR) study of this scaffold, resulting in compound , which retained biochemical and cellular potency, while demonstrating a significantly improved selectivity profile. Furthermore, we confirm that the inhibitors show efficient binding affinity in the context of HEK 293T cells using isothermal CETSA methods. Taken together, compound represents a highly selective pan-PI5P4K covalent lead molecule.</p>