Aims: Total twenty-nine [1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]pyrazine derivatives were designed and synthesized.
Method: The target compounds, especially 4aa, showed potent activity to inhibit c-Met both in an enzyme assay
and a cellular assay. The comprehensive screening for the inhibition of 60 different kinases revealed that 4aa could
selectively inhibit c-Met while had no effect on other kinases, indicating 4aa is an excellent c-Met selective
Result: The flow cytometry studies found that 4aa had a similar behavior to the positive control SGX-523 in terms
of causing the tumor cell apoptosis and blocking cell-cycle progression. More importantly, 4aa showed much
better pharmacokinetic properties than SGX-523. Altogether, the findings suggested the target compounds may be
potential anti-tumor drug candidates.
Keywords: Antitumor, c-Met inhibitors, selectivity, pharmacokinetic properties, [1, 2, 4] Triazol [4, 3-a] pyridine derivatives, apoptosis.
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