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Diaryl- and triaryl-pyrrole derivatives: inhibitors of the MDM2-p53 and MDMX-p53 protein-protein interactions

Blackburn, TJ, Ahmed, Shafiq, Coxon, CR, Liu, J, Lu, X, Golding, BT, Griffin, RJ, Hutton, C, Newell, DR, Ojo, S, Watson, AF, Zaytzev, A, Zhao, Y, Lunec, J and Hardcastle, IR (2013) Diaryl- and triaryl-pyrrole derivatives: inhibitors of the MDM2-p53 and MDMX-p53 protein-protein interactions. Med. Chem. Commun., 4 (9). pp. 1297-1304.

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Screening identified 2-(3-((4,6-dioxo-2-thioxotetrahydropyrimidin-5(2H)-ylidene)methyl)-2,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrrol-1-yl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[b]thiophene-3-carbonitrile as an MDM2–p53 inhibitor (IC50 = 12.3 μM). MDM2–p53 and MDMX–p53 activity was seen for 5-((1-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,5-diphenyl-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)methylene)-2-thioxodihydropyrimidine-4,6(1H,5H)-dione (MDM2 IC50 = 0.11 μM; MDMX IC50 = 4.2 μM) and 5-((1-(4-nitrophenyl)-2,5-diphenyl-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)methylene)pyrimidine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione (MDM2 IC50 = 0.15 μM; MDMX IC50 = 4.2 μM), and cellular activity consistent with p53 activation in MDM2 amplified cells. Further SAR studies demonstrated the requirement for the triarylpyrrole moiety for MDMX–p53 activity but not for MDM2–p53 inhibition.

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Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 12:12
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:38


Author: Shafiq Ahmed ORCID iD
Author: TJ Blackburn
Author: CR Coxon
Author: J Liu
Author: X Lu
Author: BT Golding
Author: RJ Griffin
Author: C Hutton
Author: DR Newell
Author: S Ojo
Author: AF Watson
Author: A Zaytzev
Author: Y Zhao
Author: J Lunec
Author: IR Hardcastle

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Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences



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