Discovery and optimization of anthranilic acid sulfonamides as inhibitors of methionine aminopeptidase-2: A structural basis for the reduction of albumin binding

George S. Sheppard*, Jieyi Wang, Megumi Kawai, Steve D. Fidanze, Nwe Y. BaMaung, Scott A. Erickson, David M. Barnes, Jason S. Tedrow, Lawrence Kolaczkowski, Anil Vasudevan, David C. Park, Gary T. Wang, William J. Sanders, Robert A. Mantei, Fabio Palazzo, Lora Tucker-Garcia, Pingping Lou, Qian Zhang, Chang H. Park, Ki H. KimAndrew Petros, Edward Olejniczak, David Nettesheim, Phillip Hajduk, Jack Henkin, Richard Lesniewski, Steven K. Davidsen, Randy L. Bell

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    Abstract

    Methionine aminopeptidase-2 (MetAP2) is a novel target for cancer therapy. As part of an effort to discover orally active reversible inhibitors of MetAP2, a series of anthranilic acid sulfonamides with micromolar affinities for human MetAP2 were identified using affinity selection by mass spectrometry (ASMS) screening. These micromolar hits were rapidly improved to nanomolar leads on the basis of insights from protein crystallography; however, the compounds displayed extensive binding to human serum albumin and had limited activity in cellular assays. Modifications based on structural information on the binding of lead compounds to both MetAP2 and domain III of albumin allowed the identification of compounds with significant improvements in both parameters, which showed good cellular activity in both proliferation and methionine processing assays.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3832-3849
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
    Volume49
    Issue number13
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 29 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Molecular Medicine
    • Drug Discovery

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