National Center for
2G9X: Structure Of Thr 160 Phosphorylated Cdk2CYCLIN A IN COMPLEX WITH THE Inhibitor Nu6271
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2006) 128 p.6012-6013
beta-Piperidinoethylsulfides are oxidized by m-chloroperbenzoic acid to intermediates containing both N-oxide and sulfone functions. These undergo a Cope-type elimination to a vinylsulfone that can be captured by amines to afford beta-aminoethylsulfones. When a beta-aminoethylsulfone group is linked to the 4-position of a phenyl group attached at N-2 of O6-cyclohexylmethylguanine, the resulting derivatives are inhibitors of the cyclin-dependent kinase CDK2. One of the most potent inhibitors (IC50 = 45 nM) contained a N-3-hydroxypropyl group on the aminoethylsulfonyl substituent. The crystal structure of this inhibitor bound to CDK2/cyclin A was determined and shows an unusual network of hydrogen bonds. The synthetic methodology developed can be utilized in multiple-parallel format and has numerous potential applications in medicinal chemistry.