PMID: 16854050
Zhao H, Serby MD, Xin Z, Szczepankiewicz BG, Liu M, Kosogof C, Liu B, Nelson LT, Johnson EF, Wang S, Pederson T, Gum RJ, Clampit JE, Haasch DL, Abad-Zapatero C, Fry EH, Rondinone C, Trevillyan JM, Sham HL, Liu G
Discovery of potent, highly selective, and orally bioavailable pyridine carboxamide c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase inhibitors.
J Med Chem. 2006 Jul 27;49(15):4455-8.
C-Jun NH2 terminal kinases (JNKs) are important cell signaling enzymes. JNK1 plays a central role in linking obesity and insulin resistance. JNK2 and JNK3 may be involved in inflammatory and neurological disorders, respectively. Small-molecule JNK inhibitors could be valuable tools to study the therapeutic benefits of inhibiting these enzymes and as leads for potential drugs targeting JNKs. In this report, we disclose a series of potent and highly selective JNK inhibitors with good pharmacokinetic profiles.