Send to

Choose Destination
ACS Chem Biol. 2008 Mar 20;3(3):180-92. doi: 10.1021/cb700200w. Epub 2008 Feb 29.

Discovery of selective aminothiazole aurora kinase inhibitors.

Author information

Department of Biological Chemistry, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, 10675 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, California 92121, USA.


Aurora family kinases regulate important events during mitosis including centrosome maturation and separation, mitotic spindle assembly, and chromosome segregation. Misregulation of Aurora kinases due to genetic amplification and protein overexpression results in aneuploidy and may contribute to tumorigenesis. Here we report the discovery of new small molecule aminothiazole inhibitors of Aurora kinases with exceptional kinase selectivity and report a 1.7 A cocrystal structure with the Aurora B:INCENP complex from Xenopus laevis. The compounds recapitulate the hallmarks of Aurora kinase inhibition, including decreased histone H3 serine 10 phosphorylation, failure to complete cytokinesis, and endoreduplication.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for American Chemical Society
Loading ...
Support Center