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ACS Med Chem Lett. 2013 Feb 7;4(3):358-62. doi: 10.1021/ml4000063. eCollection 2013 Mar 14.

Discovery of Dabrafenib: A Selective Inhibitor of Raf Kinases with Antitumor Activity against B-Raf-Driven Tumors.

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Oncology R&D Medicinal Chemistry, GlaxoSmithKline , Research Triangle Park , North Carolina 27709, United States.
Computational and Structural Chemistry, GlaxoSmithKline , Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, United States.
Oncology R&D Cancer Research, GlaxoSmithKline , Collegeville Road, Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19426, United States.
Platform Technology & Science, GlaxoSmithKline , Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, United States.


Hyperactive signaling of the MAP kinase pathway resulting from the constitutively active B-Raf(V600E) mutated enzyme has been observed in a number of human tumors, including melanomas. Herein we report the discovery and biological evaluation of GSK2118436, a selective inhibitor of Raf kinases with potent in vitro activity in oncogenic B-Raf-driven melanoma and colorectal carcinoma cells and robust in vivo antitumor and pharmacodynamic activity in mouse models of B-Raf(V600E) human melanoma. GSK2118436 was identified as a development candidate, and early clinical results have shown significant activity in patients with B-Raf mutant melanoma.


B-Raf; GSK2118436; MAP kinase; dabrafenib; melanoma

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