PMID: 19019675
Tecle H, Shao J, Li Y, Kothe M, Kazmirski S, Penzotti J, Ding YH, Ohren J, Moshinsky D, Coli R, Jhawar N, Bora E, Jacques-O'Hagan S, Wu J
Beyond the MEK-pocket: can current MEK kinase inhibitors be utilized to synthesize novel type III NCKIs? Does the MEK-pocket exist in kinases other than MEK?
Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2009 Jan 1;19(1):226-9. Epub 2008 Oct 31.
An approach and preliminary results for utilizing legacy MEK inhibitors as templates for a reiterative structural based design and synthesis of novel, type III NCKIs (non-classical kinase inhibitors) is described. Evidence is provided that the MEK-pocket or pockets closely related to it may exist in kinases other than MEK.