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Debio-1452, AFN 1252

AFN-1252; UNII-T3O718IKKM; API-1252; CAS 620175-39-5; CHEMBL1652621; (E)-N-methyl-N-((3-methylbenzofuran-2-yl)methyl)-3-(7-oxo-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1,8-naphthyridin-3-yl)acrylamide

  • MFC22 H21 N3 O3
  • 2-Propenamide, N-methyl-N-[(3-methyl-2-benzofuranyl)methyl]-3-(5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-7-oxo-1,8-naphthyridin-3-yl)-, (2E)-
  •  MW375.42
  • Phase 2, clinical trials for the oral treatment of staphylococcal infections, including hospital and community-acquired MRSA and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections
  • Qualified Infectious Disease Product designation

GlaxoSmithKline plc INNOVATOR

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Debiopharm SA,

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Melioidosis, Enoyl ACP reductase Fabl inhibitor

Debio-1452, a novel class fatty acid biosynthesis (FAS) II pathway inhibitor, was studied in phase II clinical trials for the oral treatment of staphylococcal infections, including hospital and community-acquired MRSA and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. Debiopharm is developing oral and IV formulations of a prodrug of Debio-1452, Debio-1450.

Infections caused by or related to bacteria are a major cause of human illness worldwide. Unfortunately, the frequency of resistance to standard antibacterials has risen dramatically over the last decade, especially in relation to Staphylococcus aureus. For example, such resistant S. aureus includes MRSA, resistant to methicillin, vancomycin, linezolid and many other classes of antibiotics, or the newly discovered New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase- 1 (NDM-1) type resistance that has shown to afford bacterial resistant to most known antibacterials, including penicillins, cephalosporins, carbapenems, quinolones and fluoroquinolones, macrolides, etc. Hence, there exists an urgent, unmet, medical need for new agents acting against bacterial targets..

In recent years, inhibitors of Fabl, a bacterial target involved in bacterial fatty acid synthesis, have been developed and many have been promising in regard to their potency and tolerability in humans, including a very promising Fabl inhibitor, (E)-N-methyl-N-((3-methylbenzofuran-2-yl)methyl)-3-(7-oxo-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-l,8-naphthyridin-3-yl)acrylamide. This compound, however, has been found to be difficult or impracticable to formulate into acceptable oral and parenteral (e.g., intravenous or subcutaneous) formulations, and has marked insolubility, poor solution stability, and oral bioavailability. Much effort, over a decade or more, has been expended to design and synthesize an alternative compound that retains the significant inhibition of Fabl upon administration, but has improved physical and chemical characteristics that finally allow for practical oral and parenteral formulations. Up to now, no such compound has been identified that has adequate stability in the solid state, in aqueous solutions, together with excellent oral bioavailability that is necessary for oral and/or a parenteral administration, and is capable of being formulated into an oral and/or intravenous or intramuscular drug product using practical and commonly utilized methods of sterile formulation manufacture.

Debio-1452 is expected to have high potency against all drug-resistant phenotypes of staphylococci, including hospital and community-acquired MRSA.

Affinium obtained Debio-1452, also known as API-1252, through a licensing deal with GlaxoSmithKline. In 2014, Debiopharm acquired the product from Affinium.

In 2013, Qualified Infectious Disease Product designation was assigned to the compound for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI).

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Heck coupling of 6-bromo-3,4-dihydro-1,8-naphthyridin-2-one with t-butyl acrylate in the presence of Pd(OAc)2, DIEA and P(o-tol)3  in propionitrile/DMF or acetonitrile/DMF affords naphthyridinyl-acrylate,

Whose t-butyl ester group is then cleaved using TFA in CH2Cl2 to furnish, after treatment with HCl in dioxane, 3-(7-oxo-6,8-dihydro-5H-1,8-naphthyridin-3-yl)acrylic acid hydrochloride


Finally, coupling of acid with N-methyl-N-(3-methylbenzofuran-2-ylmethyl)amine using EDC, HOBt and DIEA in DMF provides the target AFN-1252

Preparation of N-methyl-N-(3-methylbenzofuran-2-ylmethyl)amine :

Chlorination of 3-methylbenzofuran-2-carboxylic acid  with (COCl)2 and catalytic DMF, followed by condensation with CH3NH2 in CH2Cl2 yields the corresponding benzofuran-2-carboxamide,

Which is then reduced with LiAlH4 in THF to furnish N-methyl-N-(3-methylbenzofuran-2-ylmethyl)amine.


Reduction of 2-aminonicotinic acid  with LiAlH4 in THF gives (2-amino-3-pyridinyl)methanol ,

which upon bromination with Br2 in AcOH yields (2-amino-5-bromo-3-pyridinyl)methanol hydrobromide.

Substitution of alcohol  with aqueous HBr at reflux provides the corresponding bromide,

which undergoes cyclocondensation with dimethyl malonate  in the presence of NaH in DMF/THF to furnish methyl 6-bromo-2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1,8-naphthyridine-3-carboxylate.

Hydrolysis of ester with NaOH in refluxing MeOH, followed by decarboxylation in refluxing HCl leads to 6-bromo-3,4-dihydro-1,8-naphthyridin-2-one



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Aurigene Discovery Technologies Ltd

Novel co-crystalline polymorphic form of a binary enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase (FabI) and FabI inhibitor ie AFN-1252. The FabI was isolated from Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bpm). The co-crystal is useful for identifying an inhibitor of FabI, which is useful for treating BpmFabI associated disease ie melioidosis. Appears to be the first patenting to be seen from Aurigene Discovery Technologies or its parent Dr Reddy’s that focuses on BpmFabI crystal; however, see WO2015071780, claiming alkylidine substituted heterocyclyl derivatives as FabI inhibitors, useful for treating bacterial infections. Aurigene was investigating FabI inhibitors, for treating infectious diseases, including bacterial infections such as MRSA infection, but its development had been presumed to have been discontinued since December 2015; however, publication of this application would suggest otherwise.



US 20060142265


Patent ID Patent Title Submitted Date Granted Date
US8901105 Prodrug derivatives of (E)-N-methyl-N-((3-M ethylbenzofuran-2-yl)methyl)-3-(7-oxo-5, 6, 7, 8-tetrahydro-1, 8-naphthyridin-3-yl)acrylamide 2013-08-26 2014-12-02
Patent ID Patent Title Submitted Date Granted Date
US7049310 Fab I inhibitors 2004-07-29 2006-05-23
US7250424 Fab I inhibitors 2006-06-01 2007-07-31
US7879872 Compositions comprising multiple bioactive agents, and methods of using the same 2006-06-29 2011-02-01
US2009042927 Salts, Prodrugs and Polymorphs of Fab I Inhibitors 2009-02-12
US7741339 Fab I Inhibitors 2009-09-03 2010-06-22
US8153652 Fab I Inhibitors 2011-04-28 2012-04-10
US2012010127 Compositions Comprising Multiple Bioactive Agents, and Methods of Using the Same 2012-01-12
US2013281442 Compounds for Treatment of Bovine Mastitis 2011-06-13 2013-10-24

////////////Debio-1452, AFN 1252,AFN-1252, UNII-T3O718IKKM, API-1252, 620175-39-5, PRECLINICAL, Phase 2, Qualified Infectious Disease Product designation


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