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4FUL: Pi3 Kinase Gamma Bound To A Pyrmidine Inhibitor
Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (2012) 22 p.6636-6641
hSMG-1 kinase plays a dual role in a highly conserved RNA surveillance pathway termed nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD) and in cellular genotoxic stress response. Since deregulation of cellular responses to stress contributes to tumor growth and resistance to chemotherapy, hSMG-1 is a potential target for cancer treatment. From our screening efforts, we have identified pyrimidine derivatives as hSMG-1 kinase inhibitors. We report structure-based optimization of this pan-kinase scaffold to improve its biochemical profile and overall kinome selectivity, including mTOR and CDK, to generate the first reported selective hSMG-1 tool compound.