BAY 43-9006: Preclinical Data

Author(s): Scott Wilhelm, Du-Shieng Chien

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 8 , Issue 25 , 2002

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The drug design and discovery efforts described in the previous section led to the development of a novel, small molecule Raf-1 kinase inhibitor, BAY 43-9006, which belongs to a class that can be broadly described as bis-aryl ureas (Figure 1) [1]. BAY 43-9006 was identified during a large medicinal chemistry optimization program, and this compound was selected for further pharmacological characterization based on its potent inhibition of Raf-1 (IC50 12 nM) and its favorable kinase selectivity profile [2, 3]. In vitro and in vivo experiments were designed to demonstrate effective blockade of the Raf / MEK / ERK signaling pathway in tumor cells and for anti-tumor efficacy in human xenograft models.

Keywords: bay43-9006, mek-1, erk-1, raf kinase inhibitor, raf/mek/erk signaling

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Year: 2002
Page: [2255 - 2257]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1381612023393026
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