Identification and Optimization of 4-Anilinoquinolines as Inhibitors of Cyclin G Associated Kinase.
Asquith CRM., Laitinen T., Bennett JM., Godoi PH., East MP., Tizzard GJ., Graves LM., Johnson GL., Dornsife RE., Wells CI., Elkins JM., Willson TM., Zuercher WJ.
4-Anilinoquinolines were identified as potent and narrow-spectrum inhibitors of the cyclin G associated kinase (GAK), an important regulator of viral and bacterial entry into host cells. Optimization of the 4-anilino group and the 6,7-quinoline substituents produced GAK inhibitors with nanomolar activity, over 50 000-fold selectivity relative to other members of the numb-associated kinase (NAK) subfamily, and a compound (6,7-dimethoxy-N-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)quinolin-4-amine; 49) with a narrow-spectrum kinome profile. These compounds may be useful tools to explore the therapeutic potential of GAK in prevention of a broad range of infectious and systemic diseases.