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Molecules 2018, 23(7), 1628;

Synthesis and PI 3-Kinase Inhibition Activity of Some Novel 2,4,6-Trisubstituted 1,3,5-Triazines

Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, USA
Department of Cancer Biology and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA
Life Sciences program, College of Science, Alfaisal University, Riyadh 11533, Saudi Arabia
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Received: 14 June 2018 / Revised: 30 June 2018 / Accepted: 2 July 2018 / Published: 4 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Organic Chemistry)
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A number of new trisubstituted triazine phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors were prepared via a three-step procedure utilizing sequential nucleophilic aromatic substitution and cross-coupling reactions. All were screened as PI3K inhibitors relative to the well-characterized PI3K inhibitor, ZSTK474. The most active inhibitors prepared here were 2–4 times more potent than ZSTK474. A leucine linker was attached to the most active inhibitor since it would remain on any peptide-containing prodrug after cleavage by a prostate-specific antigen, and it did not prevent inhibition of protein kinase B (Akt) phosphorylation, and hence, the inhibition of PI3K by the modified inhibitor. View Full-Text
Keywords: triazine synthesis; PI3K inhibitor; prostate cancer triazine synthesis; PI3K inhibitor; prostate cancer

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Nelson, R.A., Jr.; Schronce, T.; Huang, Y.; Albugami, A.; Kulik, G.; Welker, M.E. Synthesis and PI 3-Kinase Inhibition Activity of Some Novel 2,4,6-Trisubstituted 1,3,5-Triazines. Molecules 2018, 23, 1628.

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