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Lurbinectedin


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Lurbinectedin

(1’R,6R,6aR,7R,13S,14S,16R)-5-(Acetyloxy)-2′,3′,4′,6,6a,7,9′-decahydro-8,14-dihydroxy-6′,9-dimethoxy-4,10,23-trimethyl-spiro(6,16-(epithiopropaneoxymethano)-7.13-imino-12H-1,3-dioxolo[7,8]soquino[3,2-b][3]benzazocine-20,1′-[1H]pyrido[3,4-b]indol]-19-one

Molecular Weight784.87
FormulaC41H44N4O10S
CAS No.497871-47-3 (Lurbinectedin);
Chemical NameSpiro[6,16-(epithiopropanoxymethano)-7,13-imino-12H-1,3-dioxolo[7,8]isoquino[3,2-b][3]benzazocine-20,1′-[1H]pyrido[3,4-b]indol]-19-one, 5-(acetyloxy)-2′,3′,4′,6,6a,7,9′,13,14,16-decahydro-8,14-dihydroxy-6′,9-dimethoxy-4,10,23-trimethyl-, (1’R,6R,6aR,7R,13S,14S,16R)- (9CI)

fda approved , 6/15/2020 , ZEPZELCA, Pharma Mar S.A.

To treat metastatic small cell lung cancer
Drug Trials Snapshot

Research Code:PM-01183; PM-1183

MOA:RNA polymerase inhibitor

Indication:Ovarian cancer; Breast cancer; Non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)лурбинектединلوربينيكتيدين芦比替定(1R,1’R,2’R,3’R,11’S,12’S,14’R)-5′,12′-Dihydroxy-6,6′-dimethoxy-7′,21′,30′-trimethyl-27′-oxo-2,3,4,9-tetrahydrospiro[β-carboline-1,26′-[17,19,28]trioxa[24]thia[13,30]diazaheptacyclo[12.9.6.13,11. 02,13.04,9.015,23.016,20]triaconta[4,6,8,15,20,22]hexaen]-22′-yl acetate [ACD/IUPAC Name]2CN60TN6ZS497871-47-3[RN]9397

Lurbinectedin is in phase III clinical development for the treatment of platinum refractory/resistant ovarian cancer.

Phase II clinical trials are also ongoing for several oncology indications: non-small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, small cell lung cancer, head and neck carcinoma, neuroendocrine tumors, biliary tract carcinoma, endometrial carcinoma, germ cell tumors and Ewing’s family of tumors.

Lurbinectedin, sold under the brand name Zepzelca, is a medication for the treatment of adults with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.[1][2][3]

The most common side effects include leukopenia, lymphopenia, fatigue, anemia, neutropenia, increased creatinine, increased alanine aminotransferase, increased glucose, thrombocytopenia, nausea, decreased appetite, musculoskeletal pain, decreased albumin, constipation, dyspnea, decreased sodium, increased aspartate aminotransferase, vomiting, cough, decreased magnesium and diarrhea.[1][2][3]

Lurbinectedin is a synthetic tetrahydropyrrolo [4, 3, 2-de]quinolin-8(1H)-one alkaloid analogue with potential antineoplastic activity.[4] Lurbinectedin covalently binds to residues lying in the minor groove of DNA, which may result in delayed progression through S phase, cell cycle arrest in the G2/M phase and cell death.[4]

Lurbinectedin was approved for medical use in the United States in June 2020.[5][1][2][3][6]

Structure

Lurbinectedin is structurally similar to trabectedin, although the tetrahydroisoquinoline present in trabectedin is replaced with a tetrahydro β-carboline which enables lurbinectedin to exhibit increased antitumor activity compared with trabectedin.[7]

Biosynthesis

Lurbinectedin a marine agent isolated from the sea squirt species Ecteinascidia turbinata. Synthetic production is necessary because very small amounts can be obtained from sea organisms. For example, one ton (1000 kg) of sea squirts are required to produce one gram of trabectedin, which is analogue of lurbinectedin. Complex synthesis of lurbinectedin starts from small, common starting materials that require twenty-six individual steps to produce the drug with overall yield of 1.6%.[8][9]

Mechanism of action

According to PharmaMar,[10] lurbinectedin inhibits the active transcription of the encoding genes. This has two consequences. On one hand, it promotes tumor cell death, and on the other it normalizes tumor microenvironment. Active transcription is the process by which there are specific signal where information contained in the DNA sequence is transferred to an RNA molecule. This activity depends on the activity of an enzyme called RNA polymerase II. Lurbinectedin inhibits transcription through a very precise mechanism. Firstly, lurbinectedin binds to specific DNA sequences. It is at these precise spots that slides down the DNA to produce RNA polymerase II that is blocked and degraded by lurbinectedin. Lurbinectedin also has important role in tumor microenvironment. The tumor cells act upon macrophages to avoid them from behaving like an activator of the immune system. Literally, macrophages work in any tumor’s favor. Macrophages can contribute to tumor growth and progression by promoting tumor cell proliferation and invasion, fostering tumor angiogenesis and suppressing antitumor immune cells.[11][12] Attracted to oxygen-starved (hypoxic) and necrotic tumor cells they promote chronic inflammation. So, not only that macrophages inhibit immune system avoiding the destruction of tumor cells, but they also create tumor tissue that allows tumor growth. However, macrophages associated with tumors are cells that are addicted to the transcription process. Lurbinectedin acts specifically on the macrophages associated with tumors in two ways: firstly, by inhibiting the transcription of macrophages that leads to cell death and secondly, inhibiting the production of tumor growth factors. In this way, lurbinectedin normalizes the tumor microenvironment.

History

Lurbinectedin was approved for medical use in the United States in June 2020.[5][1][2][3][6]

Efficacy was demonstrated in the PM1183-B-005-14 trial (Study B-005; NCT02454972), a multicenter open-label, multi-cohort study enrolling 105 participants with metastatic SCLC who had disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.[3][6] Participants received lurbinectedin 3.2 mg/m2 by intravenous infusion every 21 days until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.[3] The trial was conducted at 26 sites in the United States, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and Czech Republic.[6]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the application for lurbinectedin priority review and orphan drug designations and granted the approval of Zepzelca to Pharma Mar S.A.[3][13]

Research

Clinical Trials

Lurbinectedin can be used as monotherapy in the treatment of SCLC.  Lurbinectedin monotherapy demonstrated the following clinical results in relapsed extensive stage SCLC:

  • For sensitive disease (chemotherapy-free interval of ≥ 90 days) overall response rate (ORR) was 46.6% with 79.3% disease control rate and median overall survival (OS) being increased to 15.2 months.[14]
  • For resistant disease (chemotherapy-free interval of < 90 days) overall response rate (ORR) was 21.3% with 46.8% disease control rate and 5.1 months median overall survival (OS).[14]

Lurbinectedin is also being investigated in combination with doxorubicin as second-line therapy in a randomized Phase III trial.[medical citation needed] While overall survival in this trial is not yet known, response rates at second line were

  • 91.7% in sensitive disease with median progression-free survival of 5.8 months, and
  • 33.3% in resistant disease with median progression-free of 3.5 months.[15]

Lurbinectedin is available in the U.S. under Expanded Access Program (EAP).[15][16]

SYN

SYN

WO2011/147828

Ecteinascidins is a group of naturally occurring marine compounds and analogs thereof, which are well identified and structurally characterized, and are disclosed to have antibacterial and cytotoxic properties. See for example, European Patent 309.477; WO 03/66638; WO 03/08423; WO 01 /771 15; WO 03/014127; R. Sakai et al., 1992, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 89, pages 1 1456- 1 1460; R. Menchaca et al., 2003, J. Org. Chem. 68(23), pages 8859-8866; and I. Manzanares et al., 2001 , Curr. Med. Chem. Anti-Cancer Agents, 1 , pages 257-276; and references therein. Examples of ecteinascidins are provided by ET-743, ET-729, ET-745, ET-759A, ET-759B, ET-759C, ET-770, ET-815, ET-731 , ET-745B, ET-722, ET-736, ET-738, ET-808, ET-752, ET-594, ET-552, ET-637, ET-652, ET-583, ET-597, ET-596, ET-639, ET-641 , and derivatives thereof, such as acetylated forms, formylated forms, methylated forms, and oxide forms.

The structural characterizations of such ecteinascidins are not given again explicitly herein because from the detailed description provided in such references and citations any person of ordinary skill in this technology is capable of obtaining such information directly from the sources cited here and related sources.

At least one of the ecteinascidin compounds, ecteinascidin 743 (ET-743), has been extensively studied, and it will be referred to

specifically herein to illustrate features of this invention. ET-743 is being employed as an anticancer medicament, under the international nonproprietary name (INN) trabectedin, for the treatment of patients with advanced and metastatic soft tissue sarcoma (STS), after failure of anthracyclines and ifosfamide, or who are unsuited to receive such agents, and for the treatment of relapsed platinum- sensitive ovarian cancer in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin.

ET-743 has a complex tris(tetrahydroisoquinoline) structure of formula

It was originally prepared by isolation from extracts of the marine tunicate Ecteinascidia turbinata. The yield was low, and alternative preparative processes had been sought.

The first synthetic process for producing ecteinascidin compounds was described in US Patent 5,721 ,362. This process employed sesamol as starting material and yielded ET-743 after a long and complicated sequence of 38 examples each describing one or more steps in the synthetic sequence.

An improvement in the preparation of one intermediate used in such process was disclosed in US Patent 6,815,544. Even with this improvement, the total synthesis was not suitable for manufacturing ET-743 at an industrial scale.

A hemisynthetic process for producing ecteinascidin compounds was described in EP 1.185.536. This process employs cyanosafracin B as starting material to provide ET-743. Cyanosafracin B is a pentacyclic antibiotic obtained by fermentation from the bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens.

Cyanosafracin B

An improvement in such hemisynthetic process was disclosed in

EP 1.287.004.

To date four additional synthetic process (2 total and 2 formal synthesis) have been disclosed in patent applications JP 2003221395, WO 2007/045686, and WO 2007/087220 and in J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, pages 9594-9600.

WO 2007/045686 also relates to the synthesis of Ecteinascidins-583 and 597 using intermediate compounds of formula:

Total synthesis strategies for the synthesis of the pentacyclic core -743 are overviewed in Figure I.

X = OH or CI

R = Protecting Group

WO2007087220 JOC 2008, 73, 9594-9600

EXAMPLE 3: SYNTHESIS OF COMPOUND 17.

Scheme X above provides an example of the synthesis of compound 17 from intermediate 10.

Compounds 16 and 17 are obtainable from intermediate 15 using the same procedures than those previously described in WO03/014127.

SYN

Reference:

1. WO2003014127A1.

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2003014127A1/en

The ecteinascidins are exceedingly potent antitumour agents isolated from the marine tunicate Ecteinascidia turbinata. Several ecteinascidins have been reported previously in the patent and scientific literature. See, for example:

U.S. Patent No 5.256.663, which describes pharmaceutical compositions comprising matter extracted from the tropical marine invertebrate, Ecteinascidia turbinata, and designated therein as ecteinascidins, and the use of such compositions as antibacterial, antiviral, and/ or antitumour agents in mammals.

U.S. Patent No 5.089.273, which describes novel compositions of matter extracted from the tropical marine invertebrate, Ecteinascidia turbinata, and designated therein as ecteinascidins 729, 743, 745, 759A, 759B and 770. These compounds are useful as antibacterial and/or antitumour agents in mammals.

U.S. Patent No 5.149.804 which describes Ecteinascidins 722 and 736 (Et’s 722 and 736) isolated from the Caribbean tunicate Ecteinascidia turbinata and their structures. Et’s 722 and 736 protect mice in vivo at very low concentrations against P388 lymphoma, B 16 melanoma, and Lewis lung carcinoma.

U.S. Patent No 5.478.932, which describes ecteinascidins isolated from the Caribbean tunicate Ecteinascidia turbinata, which provide in vivo protection against P388 lymphoma, B 16 melanoma, M5076 ovarian sarcoma, Lewis lung carcinoma, and the LX- 1 human lung and MX- 1 human mammary carcinoma xenografts.

U.S. Patent No 5.654.426, which describes several ecteinascidins isolated from the Caribbean tunicate Ecteinascidia turbinata, which provide in vivo protection against P388 lymphoma, B 16 melanoma, M5076 ovarian sarcoma, Lewis lung carcinoma, and the LX-1 human lung and MX- 1 human mammary carcinoma xenografts.

U.S. Patent No 5.721.362 which describes a synthetic process for the formation of ecteinascidin compounds and related structures.

U.S. Patent No 6.124.292 which describes a series of new ecteinascidin- like compounds.

WO 0177115, WO 0187894 and WO 0187895, which describe new synthetic compounds of the ecteinascidin series, their synthesis and biological properties.

See also: Corey, E.J., J. Am. Chem. Soc, 1996, 118 pp. 9202-9203; Rinehart, et al., Journal of Natural Products, 1990, “Bioactive Compounds from Aquatic and Terrestrial Sources”, vol. 53, pp. 771- 792; Rinehart et al., Pure and Appl. Chem., 1990, “Biologically active natural products”, vol 62, pp. 1277- 1280; Rinehart, et al., J. Org. Chem., 1990, “Ecteinascidins 729, 743, 745, 759A, 759B, and 770: potent Antitumour Agents from the Caribbean Tunicate Ecteinascidia tuminata”, vol. 55, pp. 4512-4515; Wright et al., J. Org. Chem., 1990, “Antitumour Tetrahydroisoquinoline Alkaloids from the Colonial ascidian Ecteinascidia turbinata”, vol. 55, pp. 4508-4512; Sakai et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 1992, “Additional anitumor ecteinascidins from a Caribbean tunicate: Crystal structures and activities in vivo”, vol. 89, 1 1456- 1 1460; Science 1994, “Chemical Prospectors Scour the Seas for Promising Drugs”, vol. 266, pp.1324; Koenig, K.E., “Asymmetric Synthesis”, ed. Morrison, Academic Press, Inc., Orlando, FL, vol. 5, 1985, p. 71; Barton, et al., J. Chem Soc. Perkin Trans., 1 , 1982, “Synthesis and Properties of a Series of Sterically Hindered Guanidine bases”, pp. 2085; Fukuyama et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc, 1982, “Stereocontrolled Total Synthesis of (+)-Saframycin B”, vol. 104, pp. 4957; Fukuyama et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc, 1990, “Total Synthesis of (+) – Saframycin A”, vol. 112, p. 3712; Saito, et al., J. Org. Chem., 1989, “Synthesis of Saframycins. Preparation of a Key tricyclic Lactam Intermediate to Saframycin A”, vol. 54, 5391; Still, et al., J Org. Chem., 1978, “Rapid Chromatographic Technique for Preparative Separations with Moderate Resolution”, vol. 43, p. 2923; Kofron, W.G.; Baclawski, L.M., J. Org. Chem., 1976, vol. 41, 1879; Guan et al., J. Biomolec Struc & Dynam., vol. 10, pp. 793-817 (1993); Shamma et al., “Carbon- 13 NMR Shift Assignments of Amines and Alkaloids”, p. 206 (1979); Lown et al., Biochemistry, 21, 419-428 (1982); Zmijewski et al., Chem. Biol. Interactions, 52, 361-375 (1985); Ito, CRC Crit. Rev. Anal. Chem., 17, 65- 143 (1986); Rinehart et al., “Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences 1989”, pp. 613-626, D. D. Breimer, D. J. A. Cromwelin, K. K. Midha, Eds., Amsterdam Medical Press B. V., Noordwijk, The Netherlands (1989); Rinehart et al., “Biological Mass Spectrometry”, 233-258 eds. Burlingame et al., Elsevier Amsterdam (1990); Guan et al., Jour. Biomolec. Struct. & Dynam., vol. 10 pp. 793-817 (1993); Nakagawa et al., J. Amer. Chem. Soc, 11 1 : 2721-2722 (1989);; Lichter et al., “Food and Drugs from the Sea Proceedings” (1972), Marine Technology Society, Washington, D.C. 1973, 117- 127; Sakai et al., J. Amer. Chem. Soc, 1996, 1 18, 9017; Garcϊa-Rocha et al., Brit. J. Cancer, 1996, 73: 875-883; and pommier et al., Biochemistry, 1996, 35: 13303- 13309;

In 2000, a hemisynthetic process for the formation of ecteinascidin compounds and related structures such as phthalascidin starting from natural bis(tetrahydroisoquinoline) alkaloids such as the saframycin and safracin antibiotics available from different culture broths was reported; See Manzanares et al., Org. Lett., 2000, “Synthesis of Ecteinascidin ET-743 and Phthalascidin Pt-650 from Cyanosafracin B”, Vol. 2, No 16, pp. 2545-2548; and International Patent Application WO 00 69862.

Ecteinascidin 736 was first discovered by Rinehart and features a tetrahydro-β-carboline unit in place of the tetrahydroisoquinoline unit more usually found in the ecteinascidin compounds isolated from natural sources; See for example Sakai et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 1992, “Additional antitumor ecteinascidins from a Caribbean tunicate: Crystal structures and activities in vivo”, vol. 89, 11456-11460.

Figure imgf000005_0001

Et-736

WO 9209607 claims ecteinascidin 736, as well as ecteinascidin 722 with hydrogen in place of methyl on the nitrogen common to rings C and D of ecteinascidin 736 and O-methylecteinascidin 736 with methoxy in place of hydroxy on ring C of ecteinascidin 736.

Despite the positive results obtained in clinical applications in chemotherapy, the search in the field of ecteinascidin compounds is still open to the identification of new compounds with optimal features of cytotoxicity and selectivity toward the tumour and with a reduced systemic toxicity and improved pharmacokinetic properties.

PATENT

WO2001087894A1.

PATENT

 US 20130066067

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20130066067A1/en

  • Ecteinascidins is a group of naturally occurring marine compounds and analogs thereof, which are well identified and structurally characterized, and are disclosed to have antibacterial and cytotoxic properties. See for example, European Patent 309.477; WO 03/66638; WO 03/08423; WO 01/77115; WO 03/014127; R. Sakai et al., 1992, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 89, pages 11456-11460; R. Menchaca et al., 2003, J. Org. Chem. 68(23), pages 8859-8866; and I. Manzanares et al., 2001, Curr. Med. Chem. AntiCancer Agents, 1, pages 257-276; and references therein. Examples of ecteinascidins are provided by ET-743, ET-729, ET-745, ET-759A, ET-759B, ET-759C, ET-770, ET-815, ET-731, ET-745B, ET-722, ET-736, ET-738, ET-808, ET-752, ET-594, ET-552, ET-637, ET-652, ET-583, ET-597, ET-596, ET-639, ET-641, and derivatives thereof, such as acetylated forms, formylated forms, methylated forms, and oxide forms.
  • [0003]
    The structural characterizations of such ecteinascidins are not given again explicitly herein because from the detailed description provided in such references and citations any person of ordinary skill in this technology is capable of obtaining such information directly from the sources cited here and related sources.
  • [0004]
    At least one of the ecteinascidin compounds, ecteinascidin 743 (ET-743), has been extensively studied, and it will be referred to specifically herein to illustrate features of this invention. ET-743 is being employed as an anticancer medicament, under the international nonproprietary name (INN) trabectedin, for the treatment of patients with advanced and metastatic soft tissue sarcoma (STS), after failure of anthracyclines and ifosfamide, or who are unsuited to receive such agents, and for the treatment of relapsed platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin.
  • [0005]
    ET-743 has a complex tris(tetrahydroisoquinoline) structure of formula
  • [0006]
    It was originally prepared by isolation from extracts of the marine tunicate Ecteinascidia turbinata. The yield was low, and alternative preparative processes had been sought.
  • [0007]
    The first synthetic process for producing ecteinascidin compounds was described in U.S. Pat. No. 5,721,362. This process employed sesamol as starting material and yielded ET-743 after a long and complicated sequence of 38 examples each describing one or more steps in the synthetic sequence.
  • [0008]
    An improvement in the preparation of one intermediate used in such process was disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 6,815,544. Even with this improvement, the total synthesis was not suitable for manufacturing ET-743 at an industrial scale.
  • [0009]
    A hemisynthetic process for producing ecteinascidin compounds was described in EP 1.185.536. This process employs cyanosafracin B as starting material to provide ET-743. Cyanosafracin B is a pentacyclic antibiotic obtained by fermentation from the bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens.
  • [0010]
    An improvement in such hemisynthetic process was disclosed in EP 1.287.004.
  • [0011]
    To date four additional synthetic process (2 total and 2 formal synthesis) have been disclosed in patent applications JP 2003221395, WO 2007/045686, and WO 2007/087220 and in J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, pages 9594-9600.
  • [0012]
    WO 2007/045686 also relates to the synthesis of Ecteinascidins-583 and 597 using intermediate compounds of formula:
  • [0013]
    Total synthesis strategies for the synthesis of the pentacyclic core of ET-743 are overviewed in FIG. 1.

PAPER

Angewandte Chemie, International Edition (2019), 58(12), 3972-3975.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/anie.201900035

An efficient and scalable approach is described for the total synthesis of the marine natural product Et‐743 and its derivative lubinectedin, which are valuable antitumor compounds. The method delivers 1.6 % overall yield in 26 total steps from Cbz‐protected (S)‐tyrosine. It features the use of a common advanced intermediate to create the right and left parts of these compounds, and a light‐mediated remote C−H bond activation to assemble a benzo[1,3]dioxole‐containing intermediate.

Synthesis of lactone SI-5. A mixture of 19 (98.0 mg, 0.16 mmol, 1.0 equiv), 2-(5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl) ethanamine hydrochloride salt (357.8 mg, 1.58 mmol, 10.0 equiv) and NaOAc (144 mg, 1.74 mmol, 11.0 equiv) in anhydrous EtOH (5.0 mL) was stirred at 60 oC for 5 h. The cooled mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate, and the organic layer was dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash column chromatography (eluting with DCM/MeOH = 20:1) to afford compound SI-5 (109 mg, 87%). [α]𝐷 20 = -27.7 (c = 1.0, CHCl3). 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 7.61 (s, 1H), 7.13 (d, J = 8.8 Hz, 1H), 6.82 (d, J = 2.2 Hz, 1H), 6.75 (dd, J = 8.8, 2.4 Hz, 1H), 6.66 (s, 1H), 6.22 (d, J = 1.0 Hz, 1H), 6.02 (d, J = 1.0 Hz, 1H), 5.78 (s, 1H), 5.08 (d, J = 11.7 Hz, 1H), 4.55 (s, 1H), 4.32 (s, 1H), 4.27 (d, J = 3.8 Hz, 1H), 4.23–4.15 (m, 2H), 3.81 (s, 3H), 3.79 (s, 3H), 3.47–3.39 (m, 2H), 3.20–3.10 (m, 1H), 3.06 (d, J = 18.1 Hz, 1H), 2.93 (dd, J = 18.2, 9.1 Hz, 1H), 2.86–2.76 (m, 1H), 2.62 (dt, J = 14.9, 4.8 Hz, 1H), 2.56–2.47 (m, 2H), 2.37 (s, 3H), 2.30–2.27 (m, 1H), 2.26 (s, 3H), 2.22 (s, 3H), 2.06 (s, 3H); 13C NMR (100 MHz, CDCl3) δ 171.6, 168.8, 154.0, 148.2, 145.8, 143.1, 141.3, 140.5, 131.4, 130.8, 130.7, 129.4, 127.3, 120.9, 120.8, 118.4, 118.4, 113.9, 113.8, 112.2, 111.8, 110.2, 102.2, 100.5, 62.6, 61.4, 60.7, 60.5, 59.6, 59.6, 55.9, 54.9, 54.8, 42.1, 41.6, 39.9, 39.5, 29.5, 24.0, 20.8, 16.0, 9.9; HRMS (ESI) m/z calcd. for C42H43N5O9S [M + H]+ 794.2860, found 794.2858

Lurbinectedin: To a solution of SI-5 (80 mg, 0.1 mmol, 1.0 equiv) in acetonitrile and water (3:2, v/v, 10 mL) was added silver nitrate (514 mg, 3 mmol, 30.0 equiv). The suspension was stirred at 25 oC for 24 h before a mixture of saturated brine (5.0 mL) and saturated sodium hydrogen carbonate (5 mL) were added. The resultant mixture was stirred at 25 oC for 15 min before it was filtered through celite and extracted with ethyl acetate (3 × 20 mL). The combined organic layers were dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated, and the residue was purified by flash column chromatography (eluting with DCM/MeOH = 20:1) to afford Lurbinectedin (71 mg, 89%). [α]𝐷 20 = -45.0 (c = 1.0, CHCl3) 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 7.61 (s, 1H), 7.13 (d, J = 8.8 Hz, 1H), 6.82 (d, J = 2.2 Hz, 1H), 6.74 (dd, J = 8.8, 2.4 Hz, 1H), 6.67 (s, 1H), 6.19 (d, J = 1.1 Hz, 1H), 5.99 (d, J = 1.1 Hz, 1H), 5.77 (br s, 1H), 5.20 (d, J = 11.3 Hz, 1H), 4.82 (s, 1H), 4.53–4.40 (m, 2H), 4.18–4.08 (m, 2H), 3.81 (s, 3H), 3.79 (s, 3H), 3.49 (d, J = 4.2 Hz, 1H), 3.24–3.13 (m, 2H), 3.01 (d, J = 17.9 Hz, 1H), 2.88–2.79 (m, 2H), 2.63 (dt, J = 15.0, 4.9 Hz, 1H), 2.56–2.47 (m, 2H), 2.37 (s, 3H), 2.32–2.27 (m, 1H), 2.26 (s, 3H), 2.19 (s, 3H), 2.05 (s, 3H); 13C NMR (100 MHz, CDCl3) δ 171.4, 168.8, 153.8, 147.9, 145.5, 142.9, 141.1, 140.7, 131.8, 131.3, 130.7, 129.1, 127.3, 121.4, 121.0, 118.2, 115.6, 112.9, 111.9, 111.7, 110.0, 101.8, 100.4, 82.0, 62.4, 61.9, 60.4, 57.8, 57.5, 56.0, 55.8, 55.0, 42.2, 41.3, 39.8, 39.3, 29.3, 23.6, 20.6, 15.9, 9.7; HRMS (ESI) m/z calcd. for C41H44N4O10S [M – OH]+ 767.2745, found 767.2742.

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FDA grants accelerated approval to lurbinectedin for metastatic small cell lung cancer

On June 15, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to lurbinectedin(ZEPZELCA, Pharma Mar S.A.) for adult patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.

Efficacy was demonstrated in the PM1183-B-005-14 trial (Study B-005; NCT02454972), a multicenter open-label, multi-cohort study enrolling 105 patients with metastatic SCLC who had disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. Patients received lurbinectedin 3.2 mg/m2 by intravenous infusion every 21 days until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

The main efficacy outcome measures were confirmed overall response rate (ORR) determined by investigator assessment using RECIST 1.1 and response duration. Among the 105 patients, the ORR was 35% (95% CI: 26%, 45%), with a median response duration of 5.3 months (95% CI: 4.1, 6.4). The ORR as per independent review committee was 30% (95% CI: 22%, 40%) with a median response duration of 5.1 months (95% CI: 4.9, 6.4).

The most common adverse reactions (≥20%), including laboratory abnormalities, were myelosuppression, fatigue, increased creatinine, increased alanine aminotransferase, increased glucose, nausea, decreased appetite, musculoskeletal pain, decreased albumin, constipation, dyspnea, decreased sodium, increased aspartate aminotransferase, vomiting, cough, decreased magnesium and diarrhea.

The recommended lurbinectedin dose is 3.2 mg/m2 every 21 days.

View full prescribing information for ZEPZELCA.

This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate and duration of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.

This review was conducted under Project Orbis, an initiative of the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence. Project Orbis provides a framework for concurrent submission and review of oncology drugs among international partners. For this application, a modified Project Orbis was undertaken because of the timing of submission to other regulatory agencies. FDA is collaborating with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). FDA approved this application 2 months ahead of the goal date. The review is ongoing for the Australian TGA.

FDA granted lurbinectedin orphan drug  designation for the treatment of SCLC and priority review to this application. A description of FDA expedited programs is in the Guidance for Industry: Expedited Programs for Serious Conditions-Drugs and Biologics.

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3: Belgiovine C, Bello E, Liguori M, Craparotta I, Mannarino L, Paracchini L, Beltrame L, Marchini S, Galmarini CM, Mantovani A, Frapolli R, Allavena P, D’Incalci M. Lurbinectedin reduces tumour-associated macrophages and the inflammatory tumour microenvironment in preclinical models. Br J Cancer. 2017 Aug 22;117(5):628-638. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2017.205. Epub 2017 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 28683469; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5572168.

4: Jimeno A, Sharma MR, Szyldergemajn S, Gore L, Geary D, Diamond JR, Fernandez Teruel C, Soto Matos-Pita A, Iglesias JL, Cullell-Young M, Ratain MJ. Phase I study of lurbinectedin, a synthetic tetrahydroisoquinoline that inhibits activated transcription, induces DNA single- and double-strand breaks, on a weekly × 2 every-3-week schedule. Invest New Drugs. 2017 Aug;35(4):471-477. doi: 10.1007/s10637-017-0427-2. Epub 2017 Jan 20. PubMed PMID: 28105566.

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6: Harlow ML, Maloney N, Roland J, Guillen Navarro MJ, Easton MK, Kitchen-Goosen SM, Boguslawski EA, Madaj ZB, Johnson BK, Bowman MJ, D’Incalci M, Winn ME, Turner L, Hostetter G, Galmarini CM, Aviles PM, Grohar PJ. Lurbinectedin Inactivates the Ewing Sarcoma Oncoprotein EWS-FLI1 by Redistributing It within the Nucleus. Cancer Res. 2016 Nov 15;76(22):6657-6668. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-0568. Epub 2016 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 27697767; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5567825.

7: Céspedes MV, Guillén MJ, López-Casas PP, Sarno F, Gallardo A, Álamo P, Cuevas C, Hidalgo M, Galmarini CM, Allavena P, Avilés P, Mangues R. Lurbinectedin induces depletion of tumor-associated macrophages, an essential component of its in vivo synergism with gemcitabine, in pancreatic adenocarcinoma mouse models. Dis Model Mech. 2016 Dec 1;9(12):1461-1471. Epub 2016 Oct 20. PubMed PMID: 27780828; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5200894.

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Clinical data
PronunciationLOOR-bih-NEK-teh-din
Trade namesZepzelca
Other namesPM-01183
AHFS/Drugs.comProfessional Drug Facts
MedlinePlusa620049
License dataUS DailyMedLurbinectedin
Pregnancy
category
US: N (Not classified yet)
Routes of
administration
Intravenous
Drug classAntineoplastic agent
ATC codeNone
Legal status
Legal statusUS: ℞-only [1]
Identifiers
IUPAC name[show]
CAS Number497871-47-3
PubChem CID57327016
DrugBank12674
ChemSpider32701856
UNII2CN60TN6ZS
KEGGD11644
ChEMBLChEMBL4297516
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)DTXSID30198065 
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC41H44N4O10S
Molar mass784.88 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)Interactive image
SMILES[hide]CC1=CC2=C([C@@H]3[C@@H]4[C@H]5C6=C(C(=C7C(=C6[C@@H](N4[C@H]([C@H](C2)N3C)O)COC(=O)[C@@]8(CS5)C9=C(CCN8)C2=C(N9)C=CC(=C2)OC)OCO7)C)OC(=O)C)C(=C1OC)O
InChI[hide]InChI=1S/C41H44N4O10S/c1-17-11-20-12-25-39(48)45-26-14-52-40(49)41(38-22(9-10-42-41)23-13-21(50-5)7-8-24(23)43-38)15-56-37(31(45)30(44(25)4)27(20)32(47)33(17)51-6)29-28(26)36-35(53-16-54-36)18(2)34(29)55-19(3)46/h7-8,11,13,25-26,30-31,37,39,42-43,47-48H,9-10,12,14-16H2,1-6H3/t25-,26-,30+,31+,37+,39-,41+/m0/s1Key:YDDMIZRDDREKEP-HWTBNCOESA-N

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Naxitamab


Danyelza (naxitamab) Cancer Medication - Cancer Health

(Heavy chain)
QVQLVESGPG VVQPGRSLRI SCAVSGFSVT NYGVHWVRQP PGKGLEWLGV IWAGGITNYN
SAFMSRLTIS KDNSKNTVYL QMNSLRAEDT AMYYCASRGG HYGYALDYWG QGTLVTVSSA
STKGPSVFPL APSSKSTSGG TAALGCLVKD YFPEPVTVSW NSGALTSGVH TFPAVLQSSG
LYSLSSVVTV PSSSLGTQTY ICNVNHKPSN TKVDKRVEPK SCDKTHTCPP CPAPELLGGP
SVFLFPPKPK DTLMISRTPE VTCVVVDVSH EDPEVKFNWY VDGVEVHNAK TKPREEQYNS
TYRVVSVLTV LHQDWLNGKE YKCKVSNKAL PAPIEKTISK AKGQPREPQV YTLPPSRDEL
TKNQVSLTCL VKGFYPSDIA VEWESNGQPE NNYKTTPPVL DSDGSFFLYS KLTVDKSRWQ
QGNVFSCSVM HEALHNHYTQ KSLSLSPGK
(Light chain)
EIVMTQTPAT LSVSAGERVT ITCKASQSVS NDVTWYQQKP GQAPRLLIYS ASNRYSGVPA
RFSGSGYGTE FTFTISSVQS EDFAVYFCQQ DYSSFGQGTK LEIKRTVAAP SVFIFPPSDE
QLKSGTASVV CLLNNFYPRE AKVQWKVDNA LQSGNSQESV TEQDSKDSTY SLSSTLTLSK
ADYEKHKVYA CEVTHQGLSS PVTKSFNRGE C
(Disulfide bridge: H22-H95, H146-H202, H222-L211, H228-H’228, H231-H’231, H263-H323, H369-H427, H’22-H’95, H’146-H’202, H’222-L’211, H’263-H’323, H’369-H’427, L23-L88, L131-L191, L’23-L’88, L’131-L’191)

Naxitamab

ナキシタマブ;

Antineoplastic, Anti-GD2 antibody

FormulaC6414H9910N1718O1996S44
CAS1879925-92-4
Mol weight144434.4882

FDA APPROVED 2020/11/25, Danyelza

FDA grants accelerated approval to naxitamab for high-risk neuroblastoma in bone or bone marrow

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-approvals-and-databases/fda-grants-accelerated-approval-naxitamab-high-risk-neuroblastoma-bone-or-bone-marrow

On November 25, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to naxitamab (DANYELZA, Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc.) in combination with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) for pediatric patients one year of age and older and adult patients with relapsed or refractory high-risk neuroblastoma in the bone or bone marrow demonstrating a partial response, minor response, or stable disease to prior therapy.

Efficacy was evaluated in patients with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma in the bone or bone marrow enrolled in two single-arm, open-label trials: Study 201 (NCT 03363373) and Study 12-230 (NCT 01757626). Patients with progressive disease following their most recent therapy were excluded. Patients received 3 mg/kg naxitamab administered as an intravenous infusion on days 1, 3, and 5 of each 4-week cycle in combination with GM-CSF subcutaneously at 250 µg/m2/day on days -4 to 0 and at 500 µg/m2/day on days 1 to 5. At the investigator’s discretion, patients were permitted to receive pre-planned radiation to the primary disease site in Study 201 and radiation therapy to non-target bony lesions or soft tissue disease in Study 12-230.

The main efficacy outcome measures were confirmed overall response rate (ORR) per the revised International Neuroblastoma Response Criteria (INRC) and duration of response (DOR). Among 22 patients treated in the multicenter Study 201, the ORR was 45% (95% CI: 24%, 68%) and 30% of responders had a DOR greater or equal to 6 months. Among 38 patients treated in the single-center Study 12-230, the ORR was 34% (95% CI: 20%, 51%) with 23% of patients having a DOR greater or equal to 6 months. For both trials, responses were observed in either the bone, bone marrow or both.

The prescribing information contains a Boxed Warning stating that naxitamab can cause serious infusion-related reactions and neurotoxicity, including severe neuropathic pain, transverse myelitis and reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS). To mitigate these risks, patients should receive premedication prior to each naxitamab infusion and be closely monitored during and for at least two hours following completion of each infusion.

The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥25% in either trial) in patients receiving naxitamab were infusion-related reactions, pain, tachycardia, vomiting, cough, nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, hypertension, fatigue, erythema multiforme, peripheral neuropathy, urticaria, pyrexia, headache, injection site reaction, edema, anxiety, localized edema, and irritability. The most common Grade 3 or 4 laboratory abnormalities (≥5% in either trial) were decreased lymphocytes, decreased neutrophils, decreased hemoglobin, decreased platelet count, decreased potassium, increased alanine aminotransferase, decreased glucose, decreased calcium, decreased albumin, decreased sodium and decreased phosphate.

The recommended naxitamab dose is 3 mg/kg/day (up to 150 mg/day) on days 1, 3, and 5 of each treatment cycle, administered after dilution as an intravenous infusion in combination with GM-CSF, subcutaneously at 250 µg/m2/day on days -4 to 0 and at 500 µg/m2/day on days 1 to 5. Treatment cycles are repeated every 4 to 8 weeks.

View full prescribing information for DANYELZA. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2020/761171lbl.pdf

This review used the Real-Time Oncology Review (RTOR) pilot program and the Assessment Aid, a voluntary submission from the applicant to facilitate the FDA’s assessment.

This application was granted accelerated approval based on overall response rate and duration of response. Continued approval may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.

This application was granted priority review, breakthrough therapy, and orphan drug designation. A priority review voucher was issued for this rare pediatric disease product application. A description of FDA expedited programs is in the Guidance for Industry: Expedited Programs for Serious Conditions-Drugs and Biologics.

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Ansuvimab-zykl


Ebola Virus Treatment Ebanga Gets FDA Approval - MPR

Ansuvimab-zykl

FDA APPROVED, 12/21/2020, EBANGA

To treat ebola

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-approves-treatment-ebola-virus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Ebanga (Ansuvimab-zykl), a human monoclonal antibody, for the treatment for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebolavirus) infection in adults and children. Ebanga blocks binding of the virus to the cell receptor, preventing its entry into the cell.

Zaire ebolavirus is one of four Ebolavirus species that can cause a potentially fatal human disease. It is transmitted through blood, body fluids, and tissues of infected people or wild animals, and through surfaces and materials, such as bedding and clothing, contaminated with these fluids. Individuals who care for people with the disease, including health care workers who do not use correct infection control precautions, are at the highest risk for infection.

During an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2018-2019, Ebanga was evaluated in a clinical trial (the PALM trial). The PALM trial was led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the DRC’s Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale with contributions from several other international organizations and agencies.

In the PALM trial, the safety and efficacy of Ebanga was evaluated in a multi-center, open-label, randomized controlled trial. 174 participants (120 adults and 54 pediatric patients) with confirmed Ebolavirus infection received Ebanga intravenously as a single 50 mg/kg infusion and 168 participants (135 adults and 33 pediatric patients) received an investigational control. The primary efficacy endpoint was 28-day mortality. The primary analysis population was all patients who were randomized and concurrently eligible to receive either Ebanga or the investigational control during the same time period of the trial. Of the 174 patients who received Ebanga, 35.1% died after 28 days, compared to 49.4% of the 168 patients who received a control.

The most common symptoms experienced while receiving Ebanga include: fever, tachycardia (fast heart rate), diarrhea, vomiting, hypotension (low blood pressure), tachypnea (fast breathing) and chills; however, these are also common symptoms of Ebolavirus infection. Hypersensitivity, including infusion-related events, can occur in patients taking Ebanga, and treatment should be discontinued in the event of a hypersensitivity reaction.

Patients who receive Ebanga should avoid the concurrent administration of a live virus vaccine against Ebolavirus. There is the potential for Ebanga to inhibit replication of a live vaccine virus and possibly reduce the efficacy of this vaccine.

Ebanga was granted an Orphan Drug designation, which provides incentives to assist and encourage drug development for rare diseases. Additionally, the agency granted Ebanga a Breakthrough Therapy designation.

FDA granted the approval to Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, LP.

Ansuvimab, sold under the brand name Ebanga, is a monoclonal antibody medication for the treatment of Zaire ebolavirus (Ebolavirus) infection.[1][2]

The most common symptoms include fever, tachycardia (fast heart rate), diarrhea, vomiting, hypotension (low blood pressure), tachypnea (fast breathing) and chills; however, these are also common symptoms of Ebolavirus infection.[1]

Ansuvimab was approved for medical use in the United States in December 2020.[1][2]

Chemistry

The drug is composed of a single monoclonal antibody (mAb) and was initially isolated from immortalized B-cells that were obtained from a survivor of the 1995 outbreak of Ebola virus disease in KikwitDemocratic Republic of Congo.[3] In work supported by the United States National Institutes of Health and the Defense Advanced Projects Agency, the heavy and light chain sequences of ansuvimab mAb was cloned into CHO cell lines and initial production runs were produced by Cook Phamica d.b.a. Catalent under contract of Medimmune.[4][5]

Mechanism of action

Neutralization

Ansuvimab is a monoclonal antibody therapy that is infused intravenously into patients with Ebola virus disease. Ansuvimab is a neutralizing antibody,[3] meaning it binds to a protein on the surface of Ebola virus that is required to infect cells. Specifically, ansuvimab neutralizes infection by binding to a region of the Ebola virus envelope glycoprotein that, in the absence of ansuvimab, would interact with virus’s cell receptor protein, Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1).[6][7][8] This “competition” by ansuvimab prevents Ebola virus from binding to NPC1 and “neutralizes” the virus’s ability to infect the targeted cell.[6]

Effector function

Antibodies have antigen-binding fragment (Fab) regions and constant fragment (Fc) regions. The Neutralization of virus infection occurs when the Fab regions of antibodies binds to virus antigen(s) in a manner that blocks infection. Antibodies are also able to “kill” virus particles directly and/or kill infected cells using antibody-mediated “effector functions” such as opsonization, complement-dependent cytotoxicityantibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity and antibody-dependent phagocytosis. These effector functions are contained in the Fc region of antibodies, but is also dependent on binding of the Fab region to antigen. Effector functions also require the use of complement proteins in serum or Fc-receptor on cell membranes. Ansuvimab has been found to be capable of killing cells by antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity.[3] Other functional killing tests have not been performed.

History

Ansuvimab is a monoclonal antibody that is being evaluated as a treatment for Ebola virus disease.[9] Its discovery was led by the laboratory of Nancy Sullivan at the United States National Institute of Health Vaccine Research Center and J. J. Muyembe-Tamfum from the Institut National pour la Recherche Biomedicale (INRB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, working in collaboration with the Institute of Biomedical Research and the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.[3][10] Ansuvimab was isolated from the blood of a survivor of the 1995 outbreak of Ebola virus disease in KikwitDemocratic Republic of Congo roughly ten years later.[3]

In 2018, a Phase 1 clinical trial of ansuvimab was conducted by Martin Gaudinski within the Vaccine Research Center Clinical Trials Program that is led by Julie E. Ledgerwood.[5][4][11] Ansuvimab is also being evaluated during the 2018 North Kivu Ebola outbreak.[12]

Ansuvimab has also shown success with lowering the mortality rate from ~70% to about 34%. In August 2019, Congolese health authorities, the World Health Organization, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health promoted the use of ansuvimab, alongside REGN-EB3, a similar Regeneron-produced monoclonal antibody treatment, over other treatments yielding higher mortality rates, after ending clinical trials during the outbreak.[13][14]

Discovery

A 2016 paper describes the efforts of how ansuvimab was originally developed as part of research efforts lead by Dr. Nancy Sullivan at the United States National Institute of Health Vaccine Research Center and Dr. J. J. Muyembe-Tamfum from the Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale (INRB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.[3][10] This collaborative effort also involved researchers from Institute of Biomedical Research and the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.[3][10] A survivor from the 1995 outbreak of Ebola virus disease in KikwitDemocratic Republic of Congo donated blood to the project that began roughly ten years after they had recovered.[3] Memory B cells isolated from the survivor’s blood were immortalized, cultured and screened for their ability to produce monoclonal antibodies that reacted with the glycoprotein of Ebola virus. Ansuvimab was identified from one of these cultures and the antibody heavy and light chain gene sequences were sequenced from the cells.[3] These sequences were then cloned into recombinant DNA plasmids and purified antibody protein for initial studies was produced in cells derived from HEK 293 cells.[3]

Ansuvimab and mAb100 combination

In an experiment described in the 2016 paper, rhesus macaques were infected with Ebola virus and treated with a combination of ansuvimab and another antibody isolated from the same subject, mAb100. Three doses of the combination were given once a day starting 1 day after the animals were infected. The control animal died and the treated animals all survived.[3]

Ansuvimab monotherapy

In a second experiment described in the 2016 paper, rhesus macaques were infected with Ebola virus and only treated with ansuvimab. Three doses of ansuvimab were given once a day starting 1 day or 5 days after the animals were infected. The control animals died and the treated animals all survived.[3] Unpublished data referred to in a publication of the 2018 Phase I clinical trial results of ansuvimab, reported that a single infusion of ansuvimab provided full protection of rhesus macaques and was the basis of the dosing used for human studies.[5][4]

Development

Ansuvimab was developed by the Vaccine Research Center with support of the United States National Institutes of Health and the Defense Advanced Projects Agency. The heavy and light chain sequences of ansuvimab mAb were cloned into CHO cell lines to enable large-scale production of antibody product for use in humans.[4][5]

Human safety testing

In early 2018,[9] a Phase 1 clinical trial of ansuvimab’s safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics was conducted by Dr. Martin Gaudinski within the Vaccine Research Center Clinical Trials Program that is led by Dr. Julie E. Ledgerwood.[5][4][11] The study was performed in the United States at the NIH Clinical Center and tested single dose infusions of ansuvimab infused over 30 minutes. The study showed that ansuvimab was safe, had minimal side effects and had a half-life of 24 days.[5][4]

Ridgeback Biotherapeutics

A license for ansuvimab was obtained by Ridgeback Biotherapeutics in 2018, from the National Institutes of HealthNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.[15] Ansuvimab was given orphan drug status in May 2019 and March 2020.[16][17][18]

Experimental use in the Democratic Republic of Congo

During the 2018 Équateur province Ebola outbreak, ansuvimab was requested by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Public Health. Ansuvimab was approved for compassionate use by the World Health Organization MEURI ethical protocol and at DRC ethics board. Ansuvimab was sent along with other therapeutic agents to the outbreak sites.[19][20][11] However, the outbreak came to a conclusion before any therapeutic agents were given to patients.[11]

Approximately one month following the conclusion of the Équateur province outbreak, a distinct outbreak was noted in Kivu in the DRC (2018–20 Kivu Ebola outbreak). Once again, ansuvimab received approval for compassionate use by WHO MEURI and DRC ethic boards and has been given to many patients under these protocols.[11] In November 2018, the Pamoja Tulinde Maisha (PALM [together save lives]) open-label randomized clinical control trial was begun at multiple treatment units testing ansuvimab, REGN-EB3 and remdesivir to ZMapp. Despite the difficulty of running a clinical trial in a conflict zone, investigators have enrolled 681 patients towards their goal of 725. An interim analysis by the Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) of the first 499 patient found that ansuvimab and REGN-EB3 were superior to the comparator ZMapp. Overall mortality of patients in the ZMapp and remdesivir groups were 49% and 53% compared to 34% and 29% for ansuvimab and REGN-EB3. When looking at patients who arrived early after disease symptoms appeared, survival was 89% for ansuvimab and 94% for REGN-EB3. While the study was not powered to determine whether there is any difference between REGN-EB3 and ansuvimab, the survival difference between those two therapies and ZMapp was significant. This led to the DSMB halting the study and PALM investigators dropping the remdesivir and ZMapp arms from the clinical trial. All patients in the outbreak who elect to participate in the trial will now be given either ansuvimab or REGN-EB3.[21][22][13][12]

In October 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved atoltivimab/maftivimab/odesivimab (Inmazeb, formerly REGN-EB3) with an indication for the treatment of infection caused by Zaire ebolavirus.[23]

FDA approves ansuvimab-zykl for Ebola virus infection

DECEMBER 21, 2020 BY JANICE REICHERThttps://www.antibodysociety.org/antibody-therapeutic/fda-approves-ansuvimab-zykl-for-ebola-virus-infection/embed/#?secret=zWW0Sr0BdW

On December 21, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Ebanga (ansuvimab-zykl) for the treatment for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebolavirus) infection in adults and children. Ebanga had been granted US Orphan Drug designation and Breakthrough Therapy designations. Ansuvimab is a human IgG1 monoclonal antibody that binds and neutralizes the virus.

The safety and efficacy of Ebanga were evaluated in the multi-center, open-label, randomized controlled PALM trial. In this study, 174 participants (120 adults and 54 pediatric patients) with confirmed Ebolavirus infection received Ebanga intravenously as a single 50 mg/kg infusion and 168 participants (135 adults and 33 pediatric patients) received an investigational control. The primary efficacy endpoint was 28-day mortality. Of the 174 patients who received Ebanga, 35.1% died after 28 days, compared to 49.4% of the 168 patients who received a control.

Ebanga is the 12th antibody therapeutic to be granted a first approval in the US or EU during 2020.

The Antibody Society maintains a comprehensive table of approved monoclonal antibody therapeutics and those in regulatory review in the EU or US. The table, which is located in the Web Resources section of the Society’s website, can be downloaded in Excel format.

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External links

  • “Ansuvimab”Drug Information Portal. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Monoclonal antibody
TypeWhole antibody
SourceHuman
TargetZaire ebolavirus
Clinical data
Trade namesEbanga
Other namesAnsuvimab-zykl, mAb114
License dataUS DailyMedAnsuvimab
Routes of
administration
Intravenous
Drug classMonoclonal antibody
ATC codeNone
Legal status
Legal statusUS: ℞-only [1]
Identifiers
CAS Number2375952-29-5
DrugBankDB16385
UNIITG8IQ19NG2
KEGGD11875
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC6368H9924N1724O1994S44
Molar mass143950.15 g·mol−1

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Tirbanibulin


Tirbanibulin Chemical Structure
N-Benzyl-2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)acetamide.png

Tirbanibulin

CAS 897016-82-9, 1038395-65-1 DI HCL

1080645-95-9 MESYLATE

N-benzyl-2-[5-[4-(2-morpholin-4-ylethoxy)phenyl]pyridin-2-yl]acetamide

Molecular Weight431.53
FormulaC₂₆H₂₉N₃O₃

FDA APPROVED 12/14/2020, Klisyri

To treat actinic Keratosis of the face or scalp

Tirbanibulin (KX2-391) is an inhibitor of Src that targets the peptide substrate site of Src, with GI50 of 9-60 nM in cancer cell lines.

  • Originator Kinex Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Almirall S.A.; Athenex; Hanmi Pharmaceutical; Kinex Pharmaceuticals; PharmaEssentia Corporation
  • ClassAcetamides; Amides; Antineoplastics; Antipsoriatics; Morpholines; Phenyl ethers; Pyridines; Skin disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of ActionAngiogenesis inhibitors; Src-Family kinase inhibitors; Tubulin polymerisation inhibitors
  • PreregistrationActinic keratosis
  • Phase IIPsoriasis
  • Phase I/IISolid tumours
  • Phase IPhotodamage
  • PreclinicalSkin cancer
  • 09 Mar 2020FDA assigns PDUFA action date of 30/12/2020 for tirbanibulin for Actinic keratosis
  • 09 Mar 2020US FDA accepts NDA for tirbanibulin for Actinic keratosis for review
  • 02 Mar 2020European Medicines Agency accepts Marketing Authorization Application for tirbanibulin for Actinic keratosis for review

KX-01 is a dual inhibitor of Src kinase and tubulin polymerization. KX01 promotes the induction of p53, G2/M arrest of proliferating cell populations and subsequent apoptosis via the stimulation of Caspase-3 and PARP cleavage. The drug was developed by Kinex Pharmaceuticals and reached phase II of clinical trials for the treatment of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer and Actinic Keratosis. KX-01 demonstrated good in vitro pofile against different cancer cell lines with IC50 in nanomolar range.

Tirbanibulin (Mesylate) (KX2-391 (Mesylate)) is an inhibitor of Src that targets the peptide substrate site of Src, with GI50 of 9-60 nM in cancer cell lines.

Tirbanibulin (KX2-391) is a Src inhibitor that is directed to the Src substrate pocket. Tirbanibulin (KX2-391) shows steep dose-response curves against Huh7 (GI50=9 nM), PLC/PRF/5 (GI50=13 nM), Hep3B (GI50=26 nM), and HepG2 (GI50=60 nM), four hepatic cell cancer (HCC) cell lines[1]. Tirbanibulin (KX2-391) is found to inhibit certain leukemia cells that are resistant to current commercially available drugs, such as those derived from chronic leukemia cells with the T3151 mutation. Tirbanibulin (KX2-391) is evaluated in engineered Src driven cell growth assays inNIH3T3/c-Src527F and SYF/c-Src527F cells and exhibits GI50 with 23 nM and 39 nM, respectively[2].

Orally administered Tirbanibulin (KX2-391) is shown to inhibit primary tumor growth and to suppress metastasis, in pre-clinical animal models of cancer[2].

[1]. Lau GM, et al. Expression of Src and FAK in hepatocellular carcinoma and the effect of Src inhibitors on hepatocellular carcinoma in vitro. Dig Dis Sci, 2009, 54(7), 1465-1474. [2]. Fallah-Tafti A, et al. Thiazolyl N-benzyl-substituted acetamide derivatives: synthesis, Src kinase inhibitory and anticancer activities. Eur J Med Chem, 2011, 46(10), 4853-4858.

Almirall announces FDA approval of Klisyri® (tirbanibulin), a new innovative topical treatment for actinic keratosis

Approval allows Almirall to move forward with the topical ointment for individuals with AK on the face or scalp.

FDA, Actinic keratosis, dermatology

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved tirbanibulin (Klisyri) as a topical treatment for actinic keratosis (AK).

The approval, awarded to Almirall, S.A., will allow the novel, topical first-in-class microtubule inhibitor for treatment of the disease on the face or scalp, representing a significant breakthrough in treatment of AK because of its short treatment protocol of once daily application for 5 days.

Actinic keratosis represents the second most common diagnosis in dermatology in the US, with a reported prevalence between 11-25%.

“Early diagnosis and treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) is critical, since those who already have an AK are likely to develop more actinic keratoses (plural) in the future,” said Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, President of the Skin Cancer Foundation, said in a statement. “Patients with AK are at higher risk for skin cancer, since AKs can progress into squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a common and sometimes invasive form of skin cancer.”

The approval is based on recent data from a large phase 3 clinical study, as well as 2 randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled phase 3 studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of tirbanibulin ointment 1% in adults with AK on the face or scalp.

“These studies enrolled a total of 702 patients across 62 sites in the United States, providing robust data,” Andrew Blauvelt, MD, MBA, President of Oregon Medical Research Center, and one of the lead investigators of the studies, said in a statement. “Tirbanibulin achieved a significantly higher number of patients with complete (100%) clearance of AK lesions in the treated area compared to vehicle (44% vs. 5% in study 1 and 54% vs. 13% in study 2), as well as reaching the secondary endpoint of partial (≥75%) clearance of lesions.”

PATENT

WO 2006071960

US 20070015752

US 20080287436

WO 2008082637 

 WO 2008002676 

US 20090318450

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20090318450A1/en

  • .
  • [0374]A 1 L single-necked round-bottomed flask was charged with 7 (61.4 g, 0.172 mol), benzyl amine (55.6 g, 0.519 mol, 3 eq), and anhydrous anisole (300 g) and then stirred at reflux until reaction was essentially complete (23 h, 165° C. oil bath temperature; internal temperature was 147° C.) and then allowed to cool to near room temperature. A portion (1 mL) of the reaction mixture was diluted with toluene (1 mL) resulting in the complete crystallization of that portion. This seed was then added to the reaction mixture and allowed to stand until the whole reaction mixture had crystallized to a single block. Toluene (150 mL) was added and the mixture swirled to break up the solid. Heptane/toluene (1:1, 100 mL) was added and the solid mixture broken up further. Finally, heptane (50 mL, then 25 mL) was added and the mixture broken up even further, allowing to stand an additional 30 min before filtering the solid. Filtration of the solid, washing with 2:1 toluene/heptane (300 mL), 1:2 toluene/heptane (300 mL), and then heptane (2×300 mL), and then drying (air, then high vac) gave 60.16 g (yield of 81%) of title product as a white solid (>98.9% AUC). Another 2.5 g of less pure (97.4%) material was obtained from the mother liquors.
  • [0375]1H NMR (CDCl3) δ 2.60 (t, 4 H), 2.83 (t, 2 H), 3.74 (t, 4 H), 3.82 (s, 2 H), 4.18 (t, 2 H), 4.49 (d, 2 H), 7.01 (d, 2 H), 7.2-7.35 (m, 6 H), 7.49 (d, 2 H), 7.64 (br t, 1 H), 7.81 (dd, 1 H), 8.69 (fine d, 1 H). MS (from LC/MS): m/z 432.5 [M+1].
  • [0376]To a stirred suspension of KX2-391 (free base, 60.00 g) in absolute EtOH (600 mL) was added 170 mL of 2.5 M HCl (in ethanol), 25 mL EtOH being added to wash down the sides of the flask. The resulting homogeneous solution was stirred at room temperature (20 min) and then evaporated to near dryness (to frothing). After chasing with EtOH (2×150 mL), the residue was taken up again in EtOH (150 mL) and then was followed by the slow addition of heptane until the mixture appeared saturated (33 mL required for cloudiness to remain). After sitting overnight, two layers had formed. After adding additional heptane (250 mL) crystallization still could not be induced and so the reaction mixture was concentrated to a volume of ˜200 mL at which time the mixture was homogeneous. This thick homogeneous solution was added dropwise to very rapidly stirred (mechanical) EtOAc (2 L). After the addition was complete, a 25 mL EtOH rinse of the original flask and addition funnel was added to the rapidly stirred mixture. The rapid stirring was continued for another ˜1 h and then the mixture was filtered and the solid (partly gummy) was washed with EtOAc (300 mL) and then heptane. As soon as the heptane wash began, the solid got much gummier. The fritted Buchner funnel and its contents were covered (paper towel/rubber band) and immediately placed in the vacuum oven. After overnight vacuum at ˜45° C., the vacuum was released under nitrogen, and the Buchner funnel containing the product (foamy solid) was immediately placed in a zip-lock back and then, under nitrogen (glove bag), transferred to a bottle and the foamy solid broken up (spatula) to a powder. A second night under high vacuum (˜45° C.) resulted in only 1.3 g of additional weight loss. Constant weight was essentially attained with the third night of high vacuum (˜45° C.) where only 0.2 g of weight was lost. The final weight of material was 68.05 g (yield of 97%), containing 0.29 eq (4.8% w/w) of EtOAc, 0.035 eq (0.3% w/w) EtOH, and 0.03 eq (0.6% w/w) heptane. The purity was 99.6%.
  • [0377]1H NMR (DMSO-d6) δ 3.1-3.3 (m, 2 H), 3.45-3.65 (m, 4 H), 3.8-4.0 (m, 4 H), 4.11 (s, 2 H), 4.32 (d, 2 H), 4.57 (t, 2 H), 7.19 (d, 2 H), 7.2-7.4 (m, 5 H), 7.88 (d, 2 H), 7.93 (d, 1 H), 8.68 (dd, 1 H), 8.99 (br t, 1 H), 9.10 (fine d, 1 H), 11.8 (br s, 1 H). MS (from LC/MS): m/z 432.5 [M+1 of free base].
  • [0378]Elemental analysis (for C26H29N3O3.2 HCl.0.035 EtOH.0.29.EtOAc.0.03 heptane.0.8 H2O):
  • [0379]Calculated (%): C, 60.03; H, 6.54; N, 7.65; Cl, 12.91
  • [0380]Observed (%):C, 59.85/59.97; H, 6.54/6.47; N, 7.67/7.67; Cl, 13.10/13.24
  • [0381]Calculated FW: 534.63 (does not take into account the 0.8 H2O which probably arose during handling of this very hygroscopic powder, since 1H NMR shows no evidence for H2O).
  • [0382]The ethyl chloride level in this material was measured and found to be 98 ppm. The sample was also analyzed and found to contain 5,800 ppm of heptane.
  • [0383]Analysis of another portion of this sample yielded the following results: 99.6% AUC, 1640 ppm ethanol, 41,480 ppm ethyl acetate, 5600 ppm heptane, no anisole detected, and 120 ppm ethyl chloride.
  • [0384]A procedure for recrystallizing the salt was also developed using the above dried salt. This procedure would work just was well on the highly pure crude salt (containing residual EtOH) obtained from concentrating the HCl salt-forming reaction mixture:
  • [0385]The salt (575 mg) was dissolved in twice the mass of absolute EtOH (1.157 g) and then heated under nitrogen. To this hot solution (stirred) was added 1.6 g of 25% EtOH (in EtOAc) followed by the addition of EtOAc (0.25 mL) resulting in a cloudiness that remained. The cloudy hot solution was allowed to cool to room temperature during which time crystallization occurred. After crystallization was complete (2 h), the crystalline solid was filtered, washed with anhydrous EtOAc (˜40 mL), and vacuum dried to give 424 mg of the dihydrochloride salt of KX2-391 as a free-flowing solid (tiny beads, 99.8% AUC) containing only 0.05 eq (0.45% w/w) of EtOH and 0.015 eq (0.26% w/w) of EtOAc. Slightly better recovery (460 mg from 586 mg) was attained using isopropanol/EtOAc but the level of solvent entrapment was higher [0.085 eq (1.0% w/w) of isopropanol and 0.023 eq (0.4% w/w) of EtOAc].

PATENT

WO 2009051848 

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2009051848A1/en

].

Figure imgf000064_0001

Preparation of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide (Compound (I) free base).

[ 000242 ] A l L single-necked round-bottomed flask was charged with 7 (61.4 g, 0.172 mol), benzyl amine (55.6 g, 0.519 mol, 3 eq), and anhydrous anisole (300 g) and then stirred at reflux until reaction was essentially complete (23 h, 165 0C oil bath temperature; internal temperature was 147 0C) and then allowed to cool to near room temperature. A portion (1 mL) of the reaction mixture was diluted with toluene (1 mL) resulting in the complete crystallization of that portion. This seed was then added to the reaction mixture and allowed to stand until the whole reaction mixture had crystallized to a single block. Toluene (150 mL) was added and the mixture swirled to break up the solid. Heptane/toluene (1:1, 100 mL) was added and the solid mixture broken up further. Finally, heptane (50 mL, then 25 mL) was added and the mixture broken up even further, allowing to stand an additional 30 min before filtering the solid. Filtration of the solid, washing with 2:1 toluene/heptane (300 mL), 1:2 toluene/heptane (300 mL), and then heptane (2 x 300 mL), and then drying (air, then high vac) gave 60.16 g (yield of 81%) of title product as a white solid (>98.9% AUC). Another 2.5 g of less pure (97.4%) material was obtained from the mother liquors.

[000243 ] 1H NMR (CDCl3) δ 2.60 (t, 4 H), 2.83 (t, 2 H), 3.74 (t, 4 H), 3.82 (s, 2 H), 4.18 (t, 2 H), 4.49 (d, 2 H), 7.01 (d, 2 H), 7.2-7.35 (m, 6 H), 7.49 (d, 2 H), 7.64 (br t, 1 H), 7.81 (dd, 1 H), 8.69 (fine d, 1 H). MS (from LC/MS): m/z 432.5 [M + I].

Figure imgf000064_0002

Preparation of 4-(2-(4-(6-(2-(benzylamino)-2-oxoethyl)pyridinium-3-yl)phenoxy)ethyl)- morpholin-4-ium chloride (Compound (I), diHCI salt).

[000244 ] To a stirred suspension of compound (I) (free base, 60.00 g) in absolute EtOH (600 mL) was added 170 mL of 2.5 M HCl (in ethanol), 25 mL EtOH being added to wash down the sides of the flask. The resulting homogeneous solution was stirred at room temperature (20 min) and then evaporated to near dryness (to frothing). After chasing with EtOH (2 x 150 mL), the residue was taken up again in EtOH (150 mL) and then was followed by the slow addition of heptane until the mixture appeared saturated (33 mL required for cloudiness to remain). After sitting overnight, two layers had formed. After adding additional heptane (250 mL) crystallization still could not be induced and so the reaction mixture was concentrated to a volume of -200 mL at which time the mixture was homogeneous. This thick homogeneous solution was added dropwise to very rapidly stirred (mechanical) EtOAc (2 L). After the addition was complete, a 25 mL EtOH rinse of the original flask and addition funnel was added to the rapidly stirred mixture. The rapid stirring was continued for another ~1 h and then the mixture was filtered and the solid (partly gummy) was washed with EtOAc (300 mL) and then heptane. As soon as the heptane wash began, the solid got much gummier. The fritted Buchner funnel and its contents were covered (paper towel/rubber band) and immediately placed in the vacuum oven. After overnight vacuum at -45 0C, the vacuum was released under nitrogen, and the Buchner funnel containing the product (foamy solid) was immediately placed in a zip-lock back and then, under nitrogen (glove bag), transferred to a bottle and the foamy solid broken up (spatula) to a powder. A second night under high vacuum (-45 0C) resulted in only 1.3 g of additional weight loss. Constant weight was essentially attained with the third night of high vacuum (-45 0C) where only 0.2 g of weight was lost. The final weight of material was 68.05 g (yield of 97%), containing 0.29 eq (4.8% w/w) of EtOAc, 0.035 eq (0.3% w/w) EtOH, and 0.03 eq (0.6% w/w) heptane. The purity was 99.6%.

[000245] 1H NMR (DMSO-Cl6) δ 3.1-3.3 (m, 2 H), 3.45-3.65 (m, 4 H), 3.8-4.0 (m, 4 H), 4.11 (s, 2 H), 4.32 (d, 2 H), 4.57 (t, 2 H), 7.19 (d, 2 H), 7.2-7.4 (m, 5 H), 7.88 (d, 2 H), 7.93 (d, 1 H), 8.68 (dd, 1 H), 8.99 (br t, 1 H), 9.10 (fine d, 1 H), 11.8 (br s, 1 H). MS (from LC/MS): m/z 432.5 [M + 1 of free base].

[000246] Elemental analysis (for C26H29N3O3 • 2 HCl • 0.035 EtOH • 0.29 EtOAc • 0.03 heptane • 0.8 H2O): a. Calculated (%): C, 60.03; H, 6.54; N, 7.65; Cl, 12.91 b. Observed (%):C, 59.85/59.97; H, 6.54/6.47; N, 7.67/7.67; Cl, 13.10/13.24

[ 000247] Calculated FW: 534.63 (does not take into account the 0.8 H2O which probably arose during handling of this very hygroscopic powder, since 1H NMR shows no evidence for H2O).

[ 000248] The ethyl chloride level in this material was measured and found to be 98 ppm. The sample was also analyzed and found to contain 5,800 ppm of heptane.

[000249] Analysis of another portion of this sample yielded the following results: 99.6% AUC, 1640 ppm ethanol, 41,480 ppm ethyl acetate, 5600 ppm heptane, no anisole detected, and 120 ppm ethyl chloride.

[000250] A procedure for recrystallizing the salt was also developed using the above dried salt. This procedure would work just was well on the highly pure crude salt (containing residual EtOH) obtained from concentrating the HCl salt-forming reaction mixture:

[000251] The salt (575 mg) was dissolved in twice the mass of absolute EtOH (1.157 g) and then heated under nitrogen. To this hot solution (stirred) was added 1.6 g of 25% EtOH (in EtOAc) followed by the addition of EtOAc (0.25 mL) resulting in a cloudiness that remained. The cloudy hot solution was allowed to cool to room temperature during which time crystallization occurred. After crystallization was complete (2 h), the crystalline solid was filtered, washed with anhydrous EtOAc (~40 mL), and vacuum dried to give 424 mg of the dihydrochloride salt of compound (I) as a free-flowing solid (tiny beads, 99.8% AUC) containing only 0.05 eq (0.45% w/w) of EtOH and 0.015 eq (0.26% w/w) of EtOAc. Slightly better recovery (460 mg from 586 mg) was attained using isopropanol/EtOAc but the level of solvent entrapment was higher [0.085 eq (1.0% w/w) of isopropanol and 0.023 eq (0.4% w/w) ofEtOAc].

Example 3: Large Scale Synthesis of Compound (I) di-HCl

[000252 ] Reagents and solvents were used as received from commercial suppliers. Progress of the reactions was monitored by HPLC, GC/MS, or 1H NMR. Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) was performed using Analtech silica gel plates and visualized by UV light (254 nm). High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) was performed on an Agilent 1100 Series instruments. Proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance spectra were obtained using a Bruker AV 300 at 300 MHz for proton and 75 MHz for carbon. The solvent peak was used as the reference peak for proton and carbon spectra. Preparation of 4-(2-(4-Bromophenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (2)

[000253 ] A 50 L jacketed reactor equipped with a reflux condenser and temperature probe was charged with 4-(3-chloropropyl)morpholine (2.44 kg, 0.54 mol), 4-bromophenol (2.27 kg, 0.54 mol, 1.0 equiv.), powdered potassium carbonate (6.331 kg, 1.88 mol, 3.50 equiv.), and DMF (12.2 L) and stirred. The reaction mixture was then heated to 60-65 0C and stirred overnight. After 17.5 h, the reaction mixture was cooled to 20-25 °C. The reaction mixture was charged to a different reactor equipped with bottom valve for the work-up. While maintaining a temperature between 20-30 0C, DI water (48.7 L) was charged to the reactor. The phases were separated. The aqueous layer was extracted with MTBE (3 x 24.4 L). To the combined organics, DI water (18.3 L) and then 6M sodium hydroxide (18.2 L) were added. The mixture was stirred for 2-5 minutes and the phases were separated. The organic phase was washed with water (24.4 L) and brine (24.4 L), dried over magnesium sulfate, filtered, and concentrated to give 337Og of a yellow oil (89% crude yield, 99.4% AUC by HPLC).

Preparation of 6-fluoropyridin-3-ylboronic acid (4)

[000254] A 72 L reactor equipped with reflux condenser, and temperature probe. To the reactor 5-bromo-2-fluoropyridine (1.17 L, 0.568 mol), toluene (18.2 L), and triisopropyl borate (3.13 L, 0.68 mol, 1.2 equiv.) were charged and stirred. Tetrahydrofuran (4.4 L) was added to the reactor and the reaction mixture was cooled to between —35 to -50 0C. While maintaining a temperature between -35 to —45 0C, n-butyl lithium (2.5 M solution of hexanes, 5.44 L, 0.68 mol, 1.2 equiv.) was cautiously added to the reactor. After 5 h, the reaction was deemed complete and the reaction mixture was warmed to between -15 to -20 0C. To the reaction was added 2M HCl (11.80L) to the reactor while maintaining a temperature between -15 0C and 0 0C. The reaction mixture was stirred at 18 to 23 0C for (16 h) and the phases were separated. The organics were then extracted with 6 M sodium hydroxide (6.0 L). The acidic anbasic aqueous phases were mixed in the reactor and 6 M HCl (2.5 L) was added until pH 7.5 was achieved. Sodium chloride (6.0 kg) was then added to the aqueous phase. The aqueous phase was then extracted with THF (3 * 20 L). The combined organics were dried with magnesium sulfate and concentrated to give 1300 g of a tan solid (81% crude yield).

Preparation of 4-(2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-3-yl)phenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (5) [000255] A 72 L reactor equipped with reflux condenser, sparging tube, bubbler, and temperature probe was charged with 6-fluoropyridin-3-ylboric acid (2.84 kg, 1.24 equiv.), 4- (2-(4-bromophenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (4.27 kg, 1.0 equiv.), and DME (27 L). Agitation was started and sodium carbonate (4.74 kg, 3.0 equiv.) as a solution in DI water (17.1 L) was then charged to the reaction mixture. Argon was bubbled through the reaction mixture for 50 minutes. Under an argon atmosphere, tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium (750 g, 0.04 equiv.) was added to the reaction mixture as a slurry in DME (1.0 L). The reaction mixture was heated to 75 – 85 0C and stirred overnight (17 h). The reaction mixture was cooled to between 18 – 22°C. DI water (26.681kg) and MTBE (26.681 L) were charged to the reactor and stirred for 5 minutes. The phases were separated and the aqueous phase was extracted with MTBE (2 x 26.7 L). The combined organics were extracted with 2M HCl (1 x 15.0 L, 3 x 21.8 L). The aqueous phase was then charged back to the reactor and ethyl acetate was added (26.7 L). The pH was adjusted to 6.2 using 6 M sodium hydroxide (26.7 L) while maintaining a temperature between 15 – 25 0C. The phases were separated and the aqueous phase was extracted with ethyl acetate (2 x 26.7 L). The combined organics were dried with magnesium sulfate and concentrated to give 4555 g of a residue (101% crude yield, 67.1% AUC by HPLC).

Purification of 4-(2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-3-yl)phenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (5)

[000256] The crude product (575 g) was purified by silica gel chromatography by eluting with methanol/ethyl acetate/heptane (30% ethyl acetate/heptane, 50% ethyl acetate/heptane, 75% ethyl acetate/heptane, 100% ethyl acetate, and 5% methanol/ethyl acetate). Concentration of the pure fractions by TLC (10% methanol/dichloromethane, Rf = 0.3) provided 420 g of a light brown solid (73% recovery, >99.9% AUC by HPLC).

Preparation of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)acetonitrile (6)

[ 000257] A 1 M solution of NaHMDS (2.0 L, 5.0 equiv.) in THF was charged to a 5-L flask and cooled to -20 to -15 0C. While maintaining a temperature below -10 0C, fluoride (119.7g, 1.0 equiv.) in THF (500 mL) was charged to the flask over 20 minutes. Acetonitrile (82.5 mL, 4.0 equiv.) in THF (170 mL) was added to the flask over 20 minutes, while maintaining a temperature below —100C. The reaction mixture was then stirred for 1 h. To the reaction was added brine (1.5 L, 12.6 vol.) at a rate as to maintain a temperature below 10 0C. The solution was then warmed to room temperature and the layers were allowed to separate. The mixture was filtered over Celite and washed with THF (I x 200 mL, 1 x 100 mL). The aqueous phase was extracted with toluene (750 mL). The combined organics were dried with magnesium sulfate, filtered, washed with toluene (2 * 25OmL), and concentrated to dryness. Toluene (IL) was added and the solution was concentrated to dryness again to give 169.8 g of an oil. MTBE (1190 mL, 7 vol.) was added to the oil at 50 0C and stirred for 15 minutes. Heptane (850 mL, 5vol.) was added over ten minutes at 50 0C. The mixture was then cooled to room temperature over 1.5 h and stirred for 2 h. The slurry was filtered, washed with 1 :4 MBTE/heptane (2 x 100 mL), and dried in an oven overnight at 45 0C to give 102.3 g of an off-white solid (80% yield, 98.8% AUC by HPLC).

Preparation of methyl 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)acetate (7)

[000258] Nitrile 6 (101 g) and methanol (1.01 L, 10 vol.) were charged to a 3-L flask equipped with stir bar and thermocouple. Concentrated H2SO4 (175 mL, 10.0 equiv.) was added drop wise to the solution over 15 minutes while maintaining a temperature below 60 0C. Followed by 30% fuming sulfuric acid (124 mL) was added drop wise to the solution while maintaining a temperature below 60 0C. The solution was then heated to reflux with a heating mantle and stirred overnight. When the reaction was deemed complete, it was cooled to 20 0C. In a second flask (22 L), saturated sodium bicarbonate (10.7 L) and dichloromethane (1.1 L) were charged and cooled to 15 0C. While maintaining a temperature below 20 0C, the reaction mixture was added to the sodium bicarbonate/dichloromethane mixture. The quench was stirred for 15 minutes and the phases were separated. The aqueous phase was extracted with dichloromethane (I x 55OmL, 1 x 30OmL). The combined organics were dried with magnesium sulfate and concentrated to dryness to give 105 g of an orange solid (94% crude yield, 97.7% AUC by HPLC).

Preparation of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide (Compound (I))

[ 000259] Ester 7 (103 g), anisole (513 mL, 5 vol.), and benzylamine (94 mL, 3.0 equiv.) were charged to a 3 L flask equipped with thermocouple and overhead stirrer. The reaction mixture was then heated to 142 0C and stirred for two days. The reaction mixture was cooled to 45-50 0C and stirred for 2 hours. To the mixture was added n-heptane (1.5 L) dropwise over an hour. The solution was cooled to room temperature over three hours and then stirred overnight. The resulting slurry was filtered, washed with 4: 1 Anisole/n-heptane (200 mL) and n-heptane (3 x 100 mL). Drying in the oven overnight, the resulting product was 112. Ig of a tan solid (90% yield, 99.6% AUC by HPLC). The use of a single isomer of heptane was essential to adequately quantitate the residual solvent.

Preparation of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide dihydrochloride salt (Compound (I) 2HC1)

[000260 ] EtOH (1.0 L) was charged to a 2-L flask and acetyl chloride (62.5 raL, 3.0 equiv.) was added slowly to the flask and stirred for 40 minutes. The resulting solution was added to compound (I) (100 g) over 30 minutes while maintaining a temperature of 30 0C. The solution was concentrated to a mass of 270 g. The concentrated solution was added to ethyl acetate (2 L) over 20 minutes with rapid stirring. The mixture was stirred overnight and then filtered under nitrogen to give two distinct solid products, tan solids (73.5 g) and darker solids (42.2 g). The solids were dry blended to give a combined yield of 99%. The HPLC analysis indicated 99.0% purity (AUC).

Analysis indicated that ethanol was present at 2530 ppm, ethyl acetate at 48,110 ppm, ethyl chloride at 170 ppm, and no heptane and anisole were detected. Palladium content was assayed three times and measured to be 29 ppm, 2 ppm, and less than 1 ppm.

Crystallization Study of Compound (I) 2HCl

Preparation of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide (Compound (I))

[000268] To a 22-L reactor was charged compound 7 (650 g, 1.82 mol), anisole (3.25

L, 5 vol, anhydrous) and benzylamine (600 mL, 0.92 vol, 3 equiv). The batch (approximately 18 °C) was heated to 142 ± 5 °C over 1 hour 44 minutes, with dissolution occurring at 30 0C. The batch was maintained at 142 ± 5 0C for 69 hours 30 minutes at which point HPLC analysis indicated that compound 7 was 0.9% by conversion (specification <1.7% by conversion). The batch was cooled to 45-50 0C over 5 hours 12 minutes (to aid cooling the nitrogen flow was increased once the batch was approximately 72 0C). At that temperature range, the batch was poorly stirring and on mixing, the batch temperature increased to 52 0C. It was >50 °C for <15 minutes. The batch was aged for 2 hours 2 minutes once initially <50 0C, then n-heptane (9.75 L, 15 vol, 99%) was added to the batch over 1 hour 56 minutes, maintaining the batch temperature at 45-50 °C. The heating was then discontinued and the batch cooled to 25 0C over 10 hours 32 minutes and then to approximately 20 °C over 20 minutes. The total time the batch was maintained <25 0C was 4 hours 50 minutes (2 hours 47 minutes at approximately 20 0C). The batch was filtered under suction via a 24-inch polypropylene filter funnel (fitted with a PTFE cloth) and the reactor rinsed with anisole/n- heptane (1.3 L, 4: 1) and the rinse transferred to the cake. The cake was then washed successively with two portions of /i-heptane (1.3 L, 0.65 L). The total filtration time was 39 minutes. The batch (net wet weight 1004 g of KX2391) was transferred to three glass trays and placed into a vacuum oven set at 50 0C and dried to constant weight over 96 hours 26 minutes.

Preparation of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide mesylate (Compound (I)-MSA)

[000269] Compound (I) (520 g, 1.21 mol) was transferred to reactor 1 using acetone (41.6 vol, 80 vol, ACS) to facilitate the transfer. The batch was heated to 50 ± 5 0C over 33 minutes with dissolution occurring at 30 0C . The batch was clarified into a second reactor via a transfer pump fitted with an inline filter (Pall P/N 12077, 10 micron) and reheated from 46 0C to 50 ± 5 0C. Methanesulfonic acid (121.4 g, 1.05 equiv, 99% extra pure) was added to the pale yellow batch over 12 minutes and the heating then discontinued. After fourteen minutes, white solids were observed, which increased in number to give after 59 minutes a white suspension. The batch was in the range of 25 ± 5 0C after 7 hours 51 minutes and aged for a further 19 hours 21 minutes (10 hours 30 minutes at <27 0C). The batch was filtered under suction via a 24-inch polypropylene filter (PTFE cloth) and the reactor rinsed with acetone (2.0 L, clarified, ACS) and the rinse transferred to the cake. The cake was covered with a stainless steel cover and sucked dry under a flow of nitrogen. The total filtration time was 21 minutes. The batch (net wet weight 764 g) was transferred to three glass drying trays and dried in a vacuum oven to constant weight at 25 ± 5 °C over 21 hours 54 minutes (565 g, 89% of theory). A sample was removed for analysis and the batch maintained in vacuo at 25 ± 5 °C. The batch was then transferred to two 80-oz amber glass bottles (Teflon lined polypropylene closure), blanketed with argon and stored at -10 to -20 °C.

PATENT

 WO 2010135429 

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2010135429A2/en

Preparation of KX2-391 and its salts

[00045] The synthesis of 4-(2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-3-yl)phenoxy)ethyl)morpholine is shown in the scheme below:

Figure imgf000008_0001

[00046] 4-(2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-3-yl)phenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (5) was synthesized in 3 steps. Intermediate 2 was synthesized using an ether coupling reaction e.g., using Williamson ether synthesis. Ether formation between 4-(2-chloroethyl)morpholine (1) and A- bromophenol was carried out in the presence of potassium carbonate and DMF to afford 4-(2- (4-bromophenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (2). Rigorously dry conditions were not essential for this reaction and a basic wash with sodium hydroxide was used to remove any remaining A- bromophenol. In another aspect of the invention, intermediate 2 is synthesized using any ether formation reaction. Intermediate 2 is synthesized starting from compound 1 containing any leaving group. For example, the skilled chemist would start with compounds of the

general formula

Figure imgf000008_0002

wherein the leaving group “LG” includes but is not limited to halogen, tosylate, mesylate, trifluate, etc.

[00047] Compound 5 was formed using a Suzuki reaction. Formation of the aryl borate, 6-fluoropyridin-3-yl-3-boronic acid (4), was carried out by forming the aryl anion using n-BuLi followed by in situ quenching with triisopropylborate (Li, et ah, J. Org. Chem. 2002, 67, 5394-5397). The resulting 6-fluoropyridin-3-yl-3-boronic acid (4) was coupled to 4-(2-(4-bromophenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (2) in a solution of DME and aqueous sodium carbonate using tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium to afford 4-(2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-3- yl)phenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (5), which was purified using silica gel chromatography. The skilled chemist would know that other transition metal coupling reaction are used to prepare compound 5.

[00048] The synthesis of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-JV- benzylacetamide dihydro chloride is shown below:

Figure imgf000009_0001

[00049] 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide dihydrochloride (KX2-391 HCl) was synthesized in four linear steps. The fluoride of 4-(2-(4- (6-fluoropyridin-3-yl)phenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (5) was displaced by the anion of acetonitrile formed using commercially available NaHMDS. Acetonitrile was added slowly to a cooled mixture of compound 5 and base to form 2-(5-(4-(2- morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)acetonitrile (6). In another aspect of the invention, intermediate 5 may have a leaving group other than fluorine. Thus, compounds of the general formula:

Figure imgf000009_0002

would be pursued where LG includes other leaving groups known to the skilled chemist.

[00050] Acid catalyzed methanolysis of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-

2-yl)acetonitrile (6) was carried out using a mixture of concentrated sulfuric and fuming sulfuric acid. The use of fuming sulfuric acid removed residual water from the reaction mixture and reduced the amount of carboxylic acid by-product formed. The reaction mixture was quenched by adding the reaction mixture to a solution of saturated sodium bicarbonate and dichloromethane while maintaining the temperature below 20 ºC. Any carboxylic acid contaminant was readily removed with aqueous work-up. In another aspect of the invention, other acid catalyzed conditions are used by the skilled artisan for alcoho lysis of the nitrile of compound 6 to produce compound 7.

[00051] The resulting methyl 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2- yl)acetate (7) and benzyl amine were coupled in anisole at high temperature to afford 2-(5-(4- (2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide (KX2-391). An HCl solution formed by adding acetyl chloride to absolute ethanol was added to KX2-391 to form the bis- HCl salt, 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide dihydrochloride, (KX2-di-HCl).

[00052] The synthesis of the mesylate salt of KX2-391 (KX2-391 -MSA) is depicted in the scheme below:

Figure imgf000010_0001

[00053] 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide mesylate (KX2-391 MSA) was synthesized in four linear steps starting from compound 5.

The first 3 steps were carried out similar to the procedure discussed above for KX2-391 2HCl to afford methyl 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)acetate (KX2-391). KX2-

391 was converted to the methanesulfonate salt by treatment with methanesulfonic acid

(MSA) in acetone at 50 ºC to afford 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-JV- benzylacetamide mesylate (KX2-391 MSA).

EXAMPLES Example 1: Small Scale Synthesis of KX2-391

Figure imgf000072_0001

[000343] The preliminary synthesis described below was illustrated in

US20060160800A1. This procedure is useful for small scale reactions, for example, reactions that produce up to 50 g of product.

[000344] For the following synthesis, unless otherwise noted, reagents and solvents were used as received from commercial suppliers. Proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance spectra were obtained on a Bruker AC 300 or a Bruker AV 300 spectrometer at 300 MHz for proton and 75 MHz for carbon. Spectra are given in ppm (δ) and coupling constants, J, are reported in Hertz. Tetramethylsilane was used as an internal standard for proton spectra and the solvent peak was used as the reference peak for carbon spectra. Mass spectra and LC-MS mass data were obtained on a Perkin Elmer Sciex 100 atmospheric pressure ionization (APCI) mass spectrometer. LC-MS analyses were obtained using a Luna C8(2) Column (100 x 4.6 mm, Phenomenex) with UV detection at 254 nm using a standard solvent gradient program (Method B). Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) was performed using Analtech silica gel plates and visualized by ultraviolet (UV) light, iodine, or 20 wt % phosphomolybdic acid in ethanol. HPLC analyses were obtained using a Prevail Cl 8 column (53 x 7 mm, Alltech) with UV detection at 254 nm using a standard solvent gradient program (Method A or B). Method A:

A = Water with 0.1 v/v Trifluoroacetic Acid

B = Acetonitrile with 0.1 v/v Trifluoroacetic Acid

Figure imgf000073_0003

Method B:

A = Water with 0.02 v/v Trifluoroacetic Acid

B = Acetonitrile with 0.02 v/v Trifluoroacetic Acid

Figure imgf000073_0004

Synthesis of Η-benzyl-2- (5-bromopyridin-2-yl)acetamide :

Figure imgf000073_0001

[000345] A flask was charged with 5-(5-bromopyridin-2(lH)-ylidene)-2,2-dimethyl- l,3-dioxane-4,6-dione (1.039 g, 3.46 mmol), benzylamine (0.50 mL, 4.58 mmol), and toluene (20 mL). The reaction was brought to reflux under nitrogen for 18 hours, then cooled and placed in a freezer until cold. The product was collected by filtration and washed with hexanes to yield a mass of bright white crystals (1.018 g, 96%).

Synthesis of 4- (2- (4- (4, 4, 5, 5-tetramethylfl, 3, 2] dioxaborolan-2-yl)- phenoxy) ethyl)morpholine :

Figure imgf000073_0002

[000346] To a stirring solution of 4-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl[l,3,2]dioxaborolan-2-yl)- phenol (2.55 g, 11.58 mmol), 2-morpholin-4-ylethanol (1.60 mL, 1.73 g, 13.2 mmol) and triphenyl phosphine (3.64 g, 13.9 mmol) in methylene chloride (60 mL) at 0 ºC was added dropwise DIAD (2.82 g, 13.9 mmol). The reaction was allowed to warm to room temperature and stir overnight. After 18 hours, additional portions of triphenyl phosphine (1.51 g, 5.8 mmol), 2-morpholin-4-ylethanol (0.70 mL, 5.8 mmol), and DIAD (1.17 g, 5.8 mmol) were added. After stirring an additional 2 hours at room temperature the reaction was concentrated and the residue purified by flash chromatography (5% to 25% EtOAc in CHCI3) to provide the product as a white solid (2.855 g, 74%).

Synthesis of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide KX2-391

Figure imgf000074_0001

[000347] A lO rnL reaction tube with a septum closure and stir bar was charged with N- benzyl-2-(5-bromopyridin-2-yl)acetamide (123 mg, 0.403 mmol), 4-(2-(4-(4,4,5,5- tetramethyl[l,3,2]dioxaborolan-2-yl)-phenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (171 mg, 0.513 mmol), and FibreCat 1007 (30 mg, 0.015 mmol). Ethanol (3 mL) was added, followed by aqueous potassium carbonate solution (0.60 mL, 1.0 M, 0.60 mmol). The tube was sealed and heated under microwave conditions at 150 ºC for 10 minutes. The reaction was cooled and concentrated to remove the majority of the ethanol, and then taken up in 10 mL of ethyl acetate and washed successively with water and saturated sodium chloride solution. The organic layer was dried with MgSO4, filtered and concentrated to a white solid. This white solid was triturated with ethyl ether to give KX2-391 as a white solid (137 mg, 79%): mp 135-137 ºC; 1H NMR (300 MHz,CDCl3) δ 8.70 (d, IH, J=2.0 Hz), 7.81 (dd, IH, J=2.4 Hz, J=8.0Hz), 7.65 (br s, IH), 7.49 (d, 2H, J=8.8 Hz), 7.37-7.20 (m, 6H), 7.01 (d, 2H, J=8.8 Hz), 4.49 (d, 2H, J=5.8 Hz), 4.16 (t, 2H, J=5.7 Hz, 3.82 (s, 2H), 3.78-3.72 (m, 4H), 2.84 (t, 2H, J=5.7 Hz), 2.62-2.58 (m, 4H); HPLC (Method B) 98.0% (AUC), tR = 1.834 min.; APCI MS m/z 432 [M+H]+.

Example 2: Intermediate Scale Synthesis of KX2-391 di-hydrochloride

[000348] The synthesis outlined in this example can be used on intermediate-scale reactions. The preparation of batches of at least 50 g of the dihydrochloride salt of KX2-391 is shown in Scheme 1. The linear synthesis consisted of 6 steps, a seventh step being the preparation of one of the reagents, 6-fluoropyridin-3-ylboronic acid (which is also available commercially). The overall yield of the sequence was 35% with an average yield of 83%, with the lowest yielding step being that of 68%. Of the seven steps only one required chromatography. The procedure listed below was performed on a 70 g scale.

Figure imgf000075_0001

[000349] The first step is a Williamson ether synthesis between 4-bromophenol (131 g) and N-chloroethylmorpholine (1 as the HCl salt; 141 g) using K2CO3 powder (3 to 3.5 equivalents) as the base and having acetonitrile as the solvent. The ingredients were mixed and stirred at reflux overnight with high conversion (96.3-99.1%). After dilution with dichloromethane and heptane, the reaction mixture was filtered and evaporated to give the desired product 2 in essentially a quantitative yield (216 g). Note that with similar substrates (e.g., 4-bromo-3-fluorophenol), conversions (even with extensive heating) were not always so high (e.g., 59.9-98.3%). Both the alkyl chloride and the K2CO3 are preferably purchased from Aldrich. If continued heating does not drive reaction to completion, unreacted bromophenol can readily be removed by dissolving the crude reaction mixture in 4 parts toluene and washing out the phenol with 4 parts 15% aqueous NaOH. [000350] One of the reagents required for the second step (Suzuki coupling) was 6- fluoropyridin-3-ylboronic acid (4). Although available commercially, this reagent was readily prepared by lithium-bromide exchange of 5-bromo-2-fluoropyridine (3, 102 g) with n- butyllithium (1.2 eq) at low temperatures (<-60 ºC) in TBME followed by the addition of triisopropylborate (1.65 eq). Both stages of the reaction are brief, with an overall reaction time (including addition times) of ~3 h. Quenching is achieved with aqueous 24% NaOH, which also extracts the product leaving impurities in the organic layer. Once the aqueous layer is removed, it is then neutralized with HCl and extracted with EtOAc. After drying the organics and diluting with some heptane, concentration leads to precipitation/ crystallization of the product. Filtration gave the boronic acid 4 in relatively high purity (96.4% AUC) and good yield (69 g, 79-90%; see note on estimation of yield in the experimental section), which can be used without further purification.

[000351] The second reaction step in the linear sequence (a Suzuki coupling) is a simple reaction to set up; all the reagents [2 (111 g), aqueous Na2CO3, DME, and Pd(PPh3)4 (0.04 eq)] were charged to the reaction flask and the mixture heated at reflux; note that the reaction mixture was degassed to remove oxygen. Once the reaction is complete (within 7 h), the work-up involved decanting (or siphoning off) of reaction solution from the organic salts on the side of the flask (there was no visible aqueous layer), the flask was rinsed, and dried, and the solvent was removed from the combined organics. Crystallization of crude 5 from isopropanol/heptane provided material of improved purity compared to the crude, but still required chromatography (ratio of silica gel to crude was -8.5:1) to obtain material of adequate purity (>98%); the yield was 68% (79.5 g). Use of clean 5 prevented the need for chromatography in the next step, acetonitrile displacement of the fluorine atom. [000352] The replacement of fluoride with acetonitrile was also a simple reaction, and a simple room temperature crystallization of the crude product provided clean 6 in high yield and purity. The reaction involved initial formation of the “enolate” from acetonitrile (6.5 eq) using potassium hexamethyldisilane KHMDS (8 eq)/THF at -10 ºC followed immediately by the addition of fluoride 5 (79 g). The reaction was quick and after one hour quenching was achieved with saturated brine. After drying and evaporation of solvent of the organics, the resulting crude mixture consisted of only two components, the desired product and a much less polar product from apparent self-condensation of acetonitrile. The crude mixture was swirled in isopropanol/heptane and allowed to sit overnight, which resulted in complete crystallization of the product, which was filtered off and washed to provide high purity 6 (99.3% AUC) in good yield (64 g, 76%).

[000353] Methanolysis of 6 (64 g) was accomplished by heating in 40% H2SO4 (in

MeOH) until the reaction was complete (25 h). The reaction was then cooled, stirred with MgSO4 to convert traces of hydro lyzed product (ArCH2-CO2Me) back to product, and then added to cooled, aqueous K2CO3, with simultaneous extraction into dichloromethane. Drying and evaporation of most of the DCM followed by addition of 5% EtOAc (in heptane) and further concentration resulted in the crystallization of the product. Filtration of the solid and washing gave high purity (98.9% AUC) 7 in good yield (82%), additional high purity product (4 g) being obtained from the mother liquors for a total yield of 61.7 g (87%). [000354] The amidation step also involved charging of the reaction vessel with the ingredients (7 (61 g), benzyl amine (3 eq), and high boiling anisole) and then heating at reflux until the reaction was complete. Cooling of the reaction mixture resulted in complete crystallization of the target compound with high purity (98.9%) and good yield (81%). [000355] The final step was the formation of the dihydro chloric salt of the target compound. In order to ensure complete protonation at both basic sites, the reaction was conducted in absolute ethanol, which freely dissolved the dihydrochloride salt. After evaporation to near dryness, the reaction mixture was “chased” with ethanol twice to remove excess hydrogen chloride. The resulting viscous oil was dissolved in ethanol (2 parts) and then added, with rapid stirring, to a large volume (20 parts) EtOAc (ethyl acetate). Filtration, washing with ethyl acetate (no heptane) and vacuum drying provided the dihydrochloride salt of KX2-391 as a creamy-white powder. A total of 68 g (yield of 97%) was obtained of the final salt in high purity (99.6% AUC), which contained traces of EtOAc (4.8% w/w), EtOH (0.3% w/w), and heptane (0.6% w/w; from a final wash with heptane prior to vacuum drying). This salt was also crystallized (instead of the precipitation method described above) from hot EtOH/EtOAc to afford crystalline beads that had much lower entrapped solvent levels (only 0.26% w/w of EtOAc and 0.45% w/w of EtOH) and was free-flowing.

Figure imgf000077_0001

Preparation of 4-(2-(4-bromophenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (2):

[000356] A 5 L three-necked round-bottomed flask, equipped with mechanical stirrer, thermometer with adapter, condenser, and nitrogen inlet (on top of condenser), was charged with 1 (140.7 g, 0.756 mol), 4-bromophenol (130.6 g, 0.755 mol), anhydrous K2CO3 powder (367.6 g, 2.66 mol, 3.5 eq), and acetonitrile (1.3 L). The mixture was vigorously stirred (blade touching bottom of flask) at 80 ºC (overnight), followed by dilution with DCM (500 mL) and heptane (200 mL) and filtration through Celite. Evaporation to dryness (rotovap, then high vac) gave 2 as a light yellow oil (216.00 g, yield of 100%, 96.3% AUC, contains 3.7% unreacted bromophenol). This material was used successfully without further purification.

[000357] 1H NMR (CDCl3) δ 2.57 (t, 4 H), 2.79 (t, 2 H), 3.73 (t, 4 H), 4.08 (t, 2 H), 6.78

(d, 2 H), 7.37 (d, 2 H). MS (from LC/MS): m/z 287.1 [M + I].

[000358] That the bromophenol can be readily removed was demonstrated on a 2 g sample by first dissolving the sample in toluene (8 g) and washing with 8 g of 15% aqueous NaOH; liquid chromatography showed no trace of unreacted bromophenol in the recovered product (1.97 g; 98.5% recovery).

Figure imgf000078_0001

Preparation of 6-fluoropyridin-3-ylboronic acid (4):

[000359] To stirred and cooled (dry ice-acetone bath) anhydrous [TBME] (620 mL; in a

3 L three-necked round-bottomed flask equipped with mechanical stirrer, temperature probe with adapter, and nitrogen inlet) was added (via syringe) 2 M BuLi (352 mL, 0.704 mol, 1.2 eq). To this rapidly stirred and cooled (< -75 ºC) mixture was added a solution of 3 (102.2 g, 0.581 mol) in anhydrous TBME (100 mL) over a period of 13 min during which time the internal temperature rose to -62 ºC. The reaction was stirred for another 45 min (the temperature was maintained between -62 ºC and -80 ºC), followed by the rapid and sequential addition of four portions of triisopropylborate (total of 180 g, 0.957 mol, 1.65 eq). At the end of the addition the internal temperature had risen to -33 ºC. After stirring an additional 45 min over the cold bath (internal temperature lowered from -33 ºC to -65 ºC), the cold bath was removed and the stirred mixture on its own rose to -22 ºC over a period of 50 min. After warming (via water bath) to 6 ºC over a period of 15 min, the stirred reaction mixture was placed in an ice-water bath and then quenched under nitrogen with a cooled solution of NaOH (160 g) in water (500 mL). Once the addition was complete, the internal temperature was 20 ºC. This mixture was stirred at room temperature for 1.5 h. The aqueous layer was removed, neutralized to pH 7 with -350 mL concentrated HCl, and then extracted with EtOAc (3 x 1 L). Because the pH was now 8-9, the aqueous layer was adjusted to pH 7 using ~15 mL concentrated HCl and extracted further (2 x 1 L) with ethyl acetate. The combined EtOAc extracts were dried (Na2SO4), filtered, and concentrated to a volume of -150 mL. With swirling of the concentrate, heptane was added in portions (total volume of 300 mL) resulting in the precipitation/crystallization of the product. Filtration, washing of the solid with heptane (100 mL, 300 mL, then another 300 mL), and air drying gave the title product as an off-white solid (68.6 g, yield of 79-90%*; LC purity of 96.4%, NMR showed an estimated 5.5% w/w of heptane), which was used successfully without further purification. LC/MS showed it to be a mixture of the two following entities, the intensity of the higher molecular weight entity being major (*Note: yield of reaction is 79% if the boronic acid is assumed to be the only constituent and is 90% if it is assumed that the cyclic borate is the only constituent):

Figure imgf000079_0001

1H NMR (CDCl3) δ 7.14 (dd, 1 H), 8.27 (ddd, 1 H), 8.39 (br s, 2 H, 2 OH), 8.54 (fine d, 1 H). MS (from LC/MS): m/z 143.0 [M + 1; for boronic acid] and 370.0 [M + 1; for cyclic borate above].

Figure imgf000079_0002

[000360] A 2 L three-necked round-bottomed flask equipped with mechanical stirrer, thermometer and adapter, condenser, and nitrogen inlet (at top of condenser) was charged with 2 (110.7 g, 0.387 mol), 4 (71.05 g, 0.477 mol, 1.23 eq) and DME (700 mL). The resulting stirred solution was degassed by passing a rapid stream of nitrogen through the stirred solution over a period of 5 min followed by the addition of a degassed solution of Na2CO3 (121.06 g, 1.142 mol, 3 eq) in H2O (250 mL) and also solid Pd(PPh3)4 (19.8 g, 0.044 eq). Immediately after the last addition, the head space above the reaction mixture was purged with nitrogen and the mixture then stirred at 80-85 ºC (internal temperature) for 7 h, followed by cooling to room temperature. Because of the lack of an aqueous layer, the supernatant was decanted, leaving behind the inorganic salts (with adsorbed water). The reaction flask with the inorganic salts was washed with 50% dichloromethane/ethyl acetate (2 x 250 mL), the washes being added to the decanted supernatant. These combined organics were dried (Na2SO4), filtered, and evaporated to dryness to a dark brown oil (148 g). To this oil was added 15O g of 50% heptane/isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and after swirling and cooling (via ice water bath), crystallization began. Additional heptane (50 g) was added and the resulting solid was filtered, washed, and air dried to give 48 g of a light brown solid. After evaporating the filtrate to dryness, the resulting mixture was swirled in 100 mL of 50% heptane/IPA followed by the addition of more heptane (-100 mL), stoppering and placing in the freezer for crystallization. The resulting solid was filtered, washed with heptane, and air dried to give 61 g of a gummy solid. Evaporation of the resulting filtrate gave an oil (34 g) which contained significant less polar impurities including Ph3P=O and so it was partitioned between 2 N HCl (240 mL) and EtOAc (220 mL). The bottom aqueous layer was removed and then stirred with EtOAc while neutralizing with K2CO3 to a pH of 7-8. The EtOAc layer was dried, filtered, and evaporated to dryness (22 g). The 48 g, 61 g, and 22 g portions were chromato graphed over silica gel (1.1 Kg) packed in DCM. Elution with DCM (400 mL), 50% DCM/EtOAc (5 L), and then 50% DCM/EtOAc (8 L) containing increasing amounts of MeOH/Et3N (beginning with 1.5% MeOH/1% Et3N and ending with 5% MeOH/3% Et3N) gave 77.68 g of a viscous oil (purity 98.0%) which immediately crystallized upon swirling in heptane (300 mL). Filtration, washing with heptane and air drying gave 75.55 g (98.7% AUC) of solid 5. Additional pure 5 (total of 3.9 g, 98.6-99.3% AUC) was obtained from earlier chromatographic fractions containing Ph3P=O by cleaning them up as done for the above 34 g sample, followed by evaporative crystallization. The total yield of 5 was 79.5 g (68%). 1H NMR (CDCl3) δ 2.59 (t, 4 H), 2.84 (t, 2 H), 3.75 (t, 4 H), 4.16 (t, 2 H), 6.97 (dd, 1 H), 7.01 (d, 2 H), 7.46 (d, 2 H), 7.92 (ddd, 1 H), 8.37 (fine d, 1 H). MS (from LC/MS): m/z 303.2 [M + I].

Figure imgf000081_0001

Preparation of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)acetonitrile (6):

[000361] A 3 L three-necked round-bottomed flask was equipped with mechanical stirrer, thermometer and adapter, additional funnel, and nitrogen inlet (on top of addition funnel, positive pressure through a bubbler). With a rapid stream of nitrogen going through the bubbler, the stopper was removed and the flask was charged with KHMDS (415.8 g, 2.08 mol) and then anhydrous THF (1 L). To the stirred and cooled (ice/methanol bath, internal temperature of solution was -8 ºC) KHMDS/THF solution was added dropwise a solution of MeCN (70 g) in THF (110 mL) over a period of 22 min followed immediately by the relatively rapid (4 min) addition of a solution of 5 (79.06 g, 0.262 mol) in THF (400 mL), after which time the internal temperature of the reaction mixture had reached 10 ºC. With continued cooling (1 h) the internal temperature was -6 ºC and by TLC the reaction appeared complete. After an additional 30 min (internal temperature of -3 ºC), the reaction mixture was quenched with saturated brine (1 L) and diluted with EtOAc (500 mL). After removing the aqueous layer, the organic solution was dried (Na2SO4), filtered, and evaporated to dryness (to an oil) followed by completely dissolving in IPA (150 mL), diluting with heptane (300 mL), adding seed crystals (prepared by dissolving -100 mg of crude oil in IPA (-150 mg) and diluting with heptane (-2.5 mL)), and allowing to stand overnight. After stirring to break up the crystalline solid, the solid was filtered, washed with 250 mL 2:1 heptane/IP A and then multiple washes with heptane and air dried to give 64.38 g (yield of 76%) of title product 6 as a crystalline tan solid (LC purity of 99.3%). Another 5.88 g of less pure material was obtained from the filtrate.

[000362] 1H NMR (CDCl3) δ 2.59 (t, 4 H), 2.84 (t, 2 H), 3.74 (t, 4 H), 3.97 (s, 2 H),

4.17 (t, 2 H), 7.02 (d, 2 H), 7.46 (d, 1 H), 7.51 (d, 2 H), 7.87 (dd, 1 H), 8.77 (fine d, 1 H). MS (from LC/MS): m/z 324 A [M + I].

Figure imgf000082_0001

Preparation of methyl 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)acetate (7): [000363] A 2 L single-necked round-bottomed flask was charged with 6 (64.00 g, 0.198 mol) and MeOH (360 g) followed by the slow, careful, and dropwise addition OfH2SO4 (240 g) and the resulting homogeneous solution stirred at reflux (115 ºC oil bath) until the reaction was complete (25 h with 0.8% unreacted starting material) with 3.5% ArCH2CO2H. After brief cooling, MgSO4 (75 g) was added and the mixture swirled and allowed to stand an additional 45 min (composition now 96.3% product, 0.8% unreacted starting material, and 2.5% ArCH2CO2H). The reaction mixture was then added slowly to a rapidly stirred and cooled (ice-water bath) mixture of DCM (2 L) and a solution OfK2CO3 (450 g) in H2O (600 mL). The resulting emulsion was allowed to stand overnight. The clear portions of organic solution were siphoned off and the remainder portions were treated iteratively with water and DCM, the clear organics being combined with the original portion that was siphoned off. The combined organics were dried (Na2SO4), filtered, and concentrated to a volume of ~1.2 L followed by the addition of 300 mL of 5% EtOAc (in heptane) and then heptane (300 mL) and the mixture concentrated (rotovap with heat) again to remove the DCM. At this point 15 mL EtOAc was added and the hot mixture swirled until crystallization had begun, swirling continued until crystallization was near complete, and then allowed to stand and cool to room temperature for complete crystallization. The solid was then filtered, washed with 300 mL 5% EtOAc (in heptane) and heptane (100 mL) and then fully air dried to give 57.74 g (yield of 82%) of 7 as a light yellow solid (98.9% AUC). Another 3.94 g of clean product (97.9% AUC) was obtained from the filtrate (total yield of 87%).

[000364] 1H NMR (CDCl3) δ 2.60 (t, 4 H), 2.84 (t, 2 H), 3.74 (overlapping t and s, 6 H),

3.89 (s, 2 H), 4.17 (t, 2 H), 7.01 (d, 2 H), 7.34 (d, 1 H), 7.49 (d, 2 H), 7.80 (dd, 1 H), 8.74 (fine d, 1 H). MS (from LC/MS): m/z 357.4 [M + I].

Figure imgf000083_0001

Preparation of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide (KX2-391 free base).

[000365] A l L single-necked round-bottomed flask was charged with 7 (61.4 g, 0.172 mol), benzyl amine (55.6 g, 0.519 mol, 3 eq), and anhydrous anisole (300 g) and then stirred at reflux until reaction was essentially complete (23 h, 165 ºC oil bath temperature; internal temperature was 147 ºC) and then allowed to cool to near room temperature. A portion (1 mL) of the reaction mixture was diluted with toluene (1 mL) resulting in the complete crystallization of that portion. This seed was then added to the reaction mixture and allowed to stand until the whole reaction mixture had crystallized to a single block. Toluene (150 mL) was added and the mixture swirled to break up the solid. Heptane/toluene (1 :1, 100 mL) was added and the solid mixture broken up further. Finally, heptane (50 mL, then 25 mL) was added and the mixture broken up even further, allowing to stand an additional 30 min before filtering the solid. Filtration of the solid, washing with 2:1 toluene/heptane (300 mL), 1 :2 toluene/heptane (300 mL), and then heptane (2 x 300 mL), and then drying (air, then high vac) gave 60.16 g (yield of 81%) of title product as a white solid (≥98.9% AUC). Another 2.5 g of less pure (97.4%) material was obtained from the mother liquors. 1H NMR (CDCl3) δ 2.60 (t, 4 H), 2.83 (t, 2 H), 3.74 (t, 4 H), 3.82 (s, 2 H), 4.18 (t, 2 H), 4.49 (d, 2 H), 7.01 (d, 2 H), 7.2-7.35 (m, 6 H), 7.49 (d, 2 H), 7.64 (br t, 1 H), 7.81 (dd, 1 H), 8.69 (fine d, 1 H). MS (from LC/MS): m/z 432.5 [M + I].

Figure imgf000083_0002

Preparation of 4-(2-(4-(6-(2-(benzylamino)-2-oxoethyl)pyridinium-3-yl)phenoxy)ethyl)- morpholin-4-ium chloride (KX2-391, diHCl salt).

[000366] To a stirred suspension of KX2-391 (free base, 60.00 g) in absolute EtOH (600 niL) was added 170 niL of 2.5 M HCl (in ethanol), 25 niL EtOH being added to wash down the sides of the flask. The resulting homogeneous solution was stirred at room temperature (20 min) and then evaporated to near dryness (to frothing). After chasing with EtOH (2 x 150 mL), the residue was taken up again in EtOH (150 mL) and then was followed by the slow addition of heptane until the mixture appeared saturated (33 mL required for cloudiness to remain). After sitting overnight, two layers had formed. After adding additional heptane (250 mL) crystallization still could not be induced and so the reaction mixture was concentrated to a volume of -200 mL at which time the mixture was homogeneous. This thick homogeneous solution was added dropwise to very rapidly stirred (mechanical) EtOAc (2 L). After the addition was complete, a 25 mL EtOH rinse of the original flask and addition funnel was added to the rapidly stirred mixture. The rapid stirring was continued for another ~1 h and then the mixture was filtered and the solid (partly gummy) was washed with EtOAc (300 mL) and then heptane. As soon as the heptane wash began, the solid got much gummier. The fritted Buchner funnel and its contents were covered (paper towel/rubber band) and immediately placed in the vacuum oven. After overnight vacuum at ~45 ºC, the vacuum was released under nitrogen, and the Buchner funnel containing the product (foamy solid) was immediately placed in a zip-lock back and then, under nitrogen (glove bag), transferred to a bottle and the foamy solid broken up (spatula) to a powder. A second night under high vacuum (-45 ºC) resulted in only 1.3 g of additional weight loss. Constant weight was essentially attained with the third night of high vacuum (~45 ºC) where only 0.2 g of weight was lost. The final weight of material was 68.05 g (yield of 97%), containing 0.29 eq (4.8% w/w) of EtOAc, 0.035 eq (0.3% w/w) EtOH, and 0.03 eq (0.6% w/w) heptane. The purity was 99.6%.

1H NMR (DMSO-d6) δ 3.1-3.3 (m, 2 H), 3.45-3.65 (m, 4 H), 3.8-4.0 (m, 4 H), 4.11 (s, 2 H), 4.32 (d, 2 H), 4.57 (t, 2 H), 7.19 (d, 2 H), 7.2-7.4 (m, 5 H), 7.88 (d, 2 H), 7.93 (d, 1 H), 8.68 (dd, 1 H), 8.99 (br t, 1 H), 9.10 (fine d, 1 H), 11.8 (br s, 1 H). MS (from LC/MS): m/z 432.5 [M + 1 of free base].

Elemental analysis (for C26H29N3O3 • 2 HCl • 0.035 EtOH • 0.29 EtOAc • 0.03 heptane • 0.8 H2O): Calculated (%): C, 60.03; H, 6.54; N, 7.65; Cl, 12.91 Observed (%):C, 59.85/59.97; H, 6.54/6.47; N, 7.67/7.67; Cl, 13.10/13.24 Calculated FW: 534.63 (does not take into account the 0.8 H2O which probably arose during handling of this very hygroscopic powder, since 1H NMR shows no evidence for H2O). [000367] The ethyl chloride level in this material was measured and found to be 98 ppm. The sample was also analyzed and found to contain 5,800 ppm of heptane. [000368] Analysis of another portion of this sample yielded the following results: 99.6% AUC, 1640 ppm ethanol, 41,480 ppm ethyl acetate, 5600 ppm heptane, no anisole detected, and 120 ppm ethyl chloride.

[000369] A procedure for recrystallizing the salt was also developed using the above dried salt. This procedure would work just was well on the highly pure crude salt (containing residual EtOH) obtained from concentrating the HCl salt-forming reaction mixture: [000370] The salt (575 mg) was dissolved in twice the mass of absolute EtOH (1.157 g) and then heated under nitrogen. To this hot solution (stirred) was added 1.6 g of 25% EtOH (in EtOAc) followed by the addition of EtOAc (0.25 mL) resulting in a cloudiness that remained. The cloudy hot solution was allowed to cool to room temperature during which time crystallization occurred. After crystallization was complete (2 h), the crystalline solid was filtered, washed with anhydrous EtOAc (~40 mL), and vacuum dried to give 424 mg of the dihydrochloride salt of KX2-391 as a free-flowing solid (tiny beads, 99.8% AUC) containing only 0.05 eq (0.45% w/w) of EtOH and 0.015 eq (0.26% w/w) of EtOAc. Slightly better recovery (460 mg from 586 mg) was attained using isopropanol/EtOAc but the level of solvent entrapment was higher [0.085 eq (1.0% w/w) of isopropanol and 0.023 eq (0.4% w/w) OfEtOAc].

Example 3: Large Scale Synthesis of KX2-391 di-HCl

[000371] Reagents and solvents were used as received from commercial suppliers.

Progress of the reactions was monitored by HPLC, GC/MS, or 1H NMR. Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) was performed using Analtech silica gel plates and visualized by UV light (254 nm). High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) was performed on an Agilent 1100 Series instruments. Proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance spectra were obtained using a Bruker AV 300 at 300 MHz for proton and 75 MHz for carbon. The solvent peak was used as the reference peak for proton and carbon spectra.

Preparation of 4-(2-(4-Bromophenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (2) [000372] A 50 L jacketed reactor equipped with a reflux condenser and temperature probe was charged with 4-(3-chloropropyl)morpholine (2.44 kg, 0.54 mol), 4-bromophenol (2.27 kg, 0.54 mol, 1.0 equiv.), powdered potassium carbonate (6.331 kg, 1.88 mol, 3.50 equiv.), and DMF (12.2 L) and stirred. The reaction mixture was then heated to 60-65 ºC and stirred overnight. After 17.5 h, the reaction mixture was cooled to 20-25 ºC. The reaction mixture was charged to a different reactor equipped with bottom valve for the work-up. While maintaining a temperature between 20-30 ºC, DI water (48.7 L) was charged to the reactor. The phases were separated. The aqueous layer was extracted with MTBE (3 x 24.4 L). To the combined organics, DI water (18.3 L) and then 6M sodium hydroxide (18.2 L) were added. The mixture was stirred for 2-5 minutes and the phases were separated. The organic phase was washed with water (24.4 L) and brine (24.4 L), dried over magnesium sulfate, filtered, and concentrated to give 337Og of a yellow oil (89% crude yield, 99.4% AUC by HPLC).

Preparation of 6-fluoropyridin-3-ylboronic acid (4)

[000373] A 72 L reactor equipped with reflux condenser, and temperature probe. To the reactor 5-bromo-2-fluoropyridine (1.17 L, 0.568 mol), toluene (18.2 L), and triisopropyl borate (3.13 L, 0.68 mol, 1.2 equiv.) were charged and stirred. Tetrahydrofuran (4.4 L) was added to the reactor and the reaction mixture was cooled to between -35 to -50 ºC. While maintaining a temperature between -35 to -45 ºC, n-butyl lithium (2.5 M solution of hexanes, 5.44 L, 0.68 mol, 1.2 equiv.) was cautiously added to the reactor. After 5 h, the reaction was deemed complete and the reaction mixture was warmed to between -15 to -20 ºC. To the reaction was added 2M HCl (11.80L) to the reactor while maintaining a temperature between -15 ºC and 0 ºC. The reaction mixture was stirred at 18 to 23 ºC for (16 h) and the phases were separated. The organics were then extracted with 6 M sodium hydroxide (6.0 L). The acidic anbasic aqueous phases were mixed in the reactor and 6 M HCl (2.5 L) was added until pH 7.5 was achieved. Sodium chloride (6.0 kg) was then added to the aqueous phase. The aqueous phase was then extracted with THF (3 x 20 L). The combined organics were dried with magnesium sulfate and concentrated to give 1300 g of a tan solid (81% crude yield).

Preparation of 4-(2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-3-yl)phenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (5)

[000374] A 72 L reactor equipped with reflux condenser, sparging tube, bubbler, and temperature probe was charged with 6-fluoropyridin-3-ylboric acid (2.84 kg, 1.24 equiv.), A- (2-(4-bromophenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (4.27 kg, 1.0 equiv.), and DME (27 L). Agitation was started and sodium carbonate (4.74 kg, 3.0 equiv.) as a solution in DI water (17.1 L) was then charged to the reaction mixture. Argon was bubbled through the reaction mixture for 50 minutes. Under an argon atmosphere, tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium (750 g, 0.04 equiv.) was added to the reaction mixture as a slurry in DME (1.0 L). The reaction mixture was heated to 75 – 85 ºC and stirred overnight (17 h). The reaction mixture was cooled to between 18 – 22ºC. DI water (26.681kg) and MTBE (26.681 L) were charged to the reactor and stirred for 5 minutes. The phases were separated and the aqueous phase was extracted with MTBE (2 x 26.7 L). The combined organics were extracted with 2M HCl (1 x 15.0 L, 3 x 21.8 L). The aqueous phase was then charged back to the reactor and ethyl acetate was added (26.7 L). The pH was adjusted to 6.2 using 6 M sodium hydroxide (26.7 L) while maintaining a temperature between 15 – 25 ºC. The phases were separated and the aqueous phase was extracted with ethyl acetate (2 x 26.7 L). The combined organics were dried with magnesium sulfate and concentrated to give 4555 g of a residue (101% crude yield, 67.1% AUC by HPLC).

Purification of 4-(2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-3-yl)phenoxy)ethyl)morpholine (5)

[000375] The crude product (575 g) was purified by silica gel chromatography by eluting with methanol/ethyl acetate/heptane (30% ethyl acetate/heptane, 50% ethyl acetate/heptane, 75% ethyl acetate/heptane, 100% ethyl acetate, and 5% methanol/ethyl acetate). Concentration of the pure fractions by TLC (10% methanol/dichloromethane, Rf = 0.3) provided 420 g of a light brown solid (73% recovery, >99.9% AUC by HPLC).

Preparation of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)acetonitrile (6)

[000376] A 1 M solution of NaHMDS (2.0 L, 5.0 equiv.) in THF was charged to a 5-L flask and cooled to -20 to -15 ºC. While maintaining a temperature below -10 ºC, fluoride (119.7g, 1.0 equiv.) in THF (500 mL) was charged to the flask over 20 minutes. Acetonitrile (82.5 mL, 4.0 equiv.) in THF (170 mL) was added to the flask over 20 minutes, while maintaining a temperature below -10 ºC. The reaction mixture was then stirred for 1 h. To the reaction was added brine (1.5 L, 12.6 vol.) at a rate as to maintain a temperature below 10 ºC. The solution was then warmed to room temperature and the layers were allowed to separate. The mixture was filtered over Celite and washed with THF (1 x 200 mL, 1 x 100 mL). The aqueous phase was extracted with toluene (750 mL). The combined organics were dried with magnesium sulfate, filtered, washed with toluene (2 x 25OmL), and concentrated to dryness. Toluene (IL) was added and the solution was concentrated to dryness again to give 169.8 g of an oil. MTBE (1190 niL, 7 vol.) was added to the oil at 50 ºC and stirred for 15 minutes. Heptane (850 rnL, 5vol.) was added over ten minutes at 50 ºC. The mixture was then cooled to room temperature over 1.5 h and stirred for 2 h. The slurry was filtered, washed with 1 :4 MBTE/heptane (2 x 100 mL), and dried in an oven overnight at 45 ºC to give 102.3 g of an off-white solid (80% yield, 98.8% AUC by HPLC).

Preparation of methyl 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)acetate (7)

[000377] Nitrile 6 (101 g) and methanol (1.01 L, 10 vol.) were charged to a 3-L flask equipped with stir bar and thermocouple. Concentrated H2SO4 (175 mL, 10.0 equiv.) was added drop wise to the solution over 15 minutes while maintaining a temperature below 60 ºC. Followed by 30% fuming sulfuric acid (124 mL) was added drop wise to the solution while maintaining a temperature below 60 ºC. The solution was then heated to reflux with a heating mantle and stirred overnight. When the reaction was deemed complete, it was cooled to 20 ºC. In a second flask (22 L), saturated sodium bicarbonate (10.7 L) and dichloromethane (1.1 L) were charged and cooled to 15 ºC. While maintaining a temperature below 20 ºC, the reaction mixture was added to the sodium bicarbonate/dichloromethane mixture. The quench was stirred for 15 minutes and the phases were separated. The aqueous phase was extracted with dichloromethane (I x 55OmL, 1 x 30OmL). The combined organics were dried with magnesium sulfate and concentrated to dryness to give 105 g of an orange solid (94% crude yield, 97.7% AUC by HPLC).

Preparation of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide (KX2-391)

[000378] Ester 7 (103 g), anisole (513 mL, 5 vol.), and benzylamine (94 mL, 3.0 equiv.) were charged to a 3 L flask equipped with thermocouple and overhead stirrer. The reaction mixture was then heated to 142 ºC and stirred for two days. The reaction mixture was cooled to 45-50 ºC and stirred for 2 hours. To the mixture was added n-heptane (1.5 L) dropwise over an hour. The solution was cooled to room temperature over three hours and then stirred overnight. The resulting slurry was filtered, washed with 4:1 Anisole/n-heptane (200 mL) and n-heptane (3 χ100 mL). Drying in the oven overnight, the resulting product was 112. Ig of a tan solid (90% yield, 99.6% AUC by HPLC). The use of a single isomer of heptane was essential to adequately quantitate the residual solvent. See Figure 5 for 1H NMR of KX2- 391. Preparation of 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzylacetamide dihydrochloride salt (KX2-391 2HC1)

[000379] EtOH (1.0 L) was charged to a 2-L flask and acetyl chloride (62.5 niL, 3.0 equiv.) was added slowly to the flask and stirred for 40 minutes. The resulting solution was added to KX2-391 (100 g) over 30 minutes while maintaining a temperature of 30 ºC. The solution was concentrated to a mass of 270 g. The concentrated solution was added to ethyl acetate (2 L) over 20 minutes with rapid stirring. The mixture was stirred overnight and then filtered under nitrogen to give two distinct solid products, tan solids (73.5 g) and darker solids (42.2 g). The solids were dry blended to give a combined yield of 99%. The HPLC analysis indicated 99.0% purity (AUC). Analysis indicated that ethanol was present at 2530 ppm, ethyl acetate at 48,110 ppm, ethyl chloride at 170 ppm, and no heptane and anisole were detected. Palladium content was assayed three times and measured to be 29 ppm, 2 ppm, and less than 1 ppm.

PATENT

CN 106810490

 2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinylethoxy)phenyl)pyridine-2-yl)-N-benzyl-acetamide, development code KX -01, KX2-391, have the structure shown in formula I.
         
        Patent CN10118473B and US7300931B disclose compound KX2-391, and disclose its application in the treatment of cell proliferative disorders. KX2-391 and its pharmaceutically acceptable salts are effective Src tyrosine kinase inhibitors, which can effectively treat diseases and disorders regulated by Src kinase. KX2-391 has a GI50 of 9-60 nM in cancer cell lines and is currently in clinical phase II.
        KX2-391 has polymorphism. Polymorphism refers to the phenomenon that the same compound can form two or more molecular spatial arrangements by controlling its different production conditions to produce different solid crystals. Different crystal forms of the same compound have the same chemical composition. , But the microscopic crystal structure is different, which leads to differences in their appearance, physical and chemical properties and biological activity. The phenomenon of polymorphism directly affects the processing performance of the drug formulation, and affects the stability, solubility, and bioavailability of the drug, and further affects the quality, safety, effectiveness and application of the drug. Therefore, in drug research and development, the polymorphism of drugs should be fully considered. At present, KX2-391 is still in the research and development stage, and a comprehensive study of its solid form is of great significance to the research and development of KX2-391 and the approval of the market.
Example 1
        2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinylethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-benzyl-acetamide (KX2-391) crystal form (i.e. having formula (I) The structure of the crystalline diaryl compound, the subsequent examples are referred to as the preparation of KX2-391 crystal form B)
        Put KX2-391 (5.0g) in a 500ml round bottom flask, add 150ml methanol to dissolve KX2-391 completely, and place it at 50°C and stir. 300ml of purified water was gradually added dropwise. After the addition, the resulting slurry was stirred at room temperature for 1 hour to crystallize, filtered with suction, and dried under vacuum at 50°C. The resulting solid was KX2-391 crystal form B. The purity detected by HPLC is ≥99.83%.
        Example 2 Preparation of KX2-391 crystal form B
        Put KX2-391 (5.0g) in a 100ml round bottom flask, add 25ml of DMSO to dissolve KX2-391 completely, and stir at room temperature. Gradually add 50ml of purified water dropwise. After the dropwise addition, the resulting slurry was stirred at 0°C for 1h to crystallize, filtered with suction, and dried under vacuum at 50°C. The resulting solid was KX2-391 crystal form B. HPLC detection purity ≥99.81%.
        Example 3 Preparation of KX2-391 crystal form B
        Put KX2-391 (5.0g) in a 250ml round bottom flask, add 15ml of dichloromethane to dissolve KX2-391 completely, and stir at 30°C. Gradually add 100ml of n-heptane dropwise. After the dropwise addition, the resulting slurry was stirred at room temperature for 0.5h to crystallize, filtered with suction, and dried under vacuum at 50°C. The resulting solid was KX2-391 crystal form B. HPLC detection purity ≥99.80%.
        Example 4 Preparation of KX2-391 crystal form B
        Put KX2-391 (2.0g) in a 500ml round bottom flask, add 100ml of acetone to completely dissolve KX2-391, and stir at room temperature. Gradually add 150 ml of n-hexane, and after the addition is complete, the resulting slurry is stirred at 0°C for 1 h to crystallize, filtered with suction, and dried in vacuum at 50°C. The obtained solid is KX2-391 crystal form B. HPLC detection purity ≥99.79%.
        Example 5 Preparation of KX2-391 crystal form B
        Put KX2-391 (2.0g) in a 250ml round bottom flask, add 50ml of THF to dissolve KX2-391 completely, and place it at 40°C and stir. Gradually add 100 ml of methyl tert-butyl ether dropwise. After the dropwise addition, the resulting slurry was stirred at room temperature for 2 hours to crystallize, filtered with suction, and dried under vacuum at 50°C. The resulting solid was KX2-391 crystal form B. HPLC detection purity ≥99.81%.
        Example 6 Detection of KX2-391 crystal form B
        The KX2-391 crystal form B prepared in Example 1 was tested by XRPD method. The equipment used is RIGAKU TTR III X-ray powder diffractometer, measurement conditions and methods: Cu (target), 40KV-30mA (working voltage and current), 2θ=2~50 degrees (scanning range), 4.0deg /min. (scanning speed), the obtained spectrum is shown in Figure 1. It can be seen from Figure 1 that the XRPD spectrum of KX2-391 crystal form B provided in Example 1 is 2.10, 3.68, 4.16, 6.24, 8.33, There are peaks at 12.53, 16.26, 16.75, 18.33, 19.05, 19.85, 21.00, 21.50, 21.92, 22.50, 23.16, 25.08, 25.35, 25.70, 27.49, 29.67, 33.97, and 38.43.
        The invention also adopts the DSC-TGA method to detect the crystal form B of KX2-391 provided by the invention. The equipment used is METTLER TOLEDO’s TGA-DSC, testing environment conditions 22℃, relative humidity RH68%, temperature range 0-400℃, heating rate 12℃/min, protective gas N 2 , The resulting maps are shown in Figure 2 and Figure 3. It can be seen from Figure 2 that the DSC spectrum of KX2-391 crystal form B provided in Example 1 has endothermic peaks at 126.9°C and 137.4°C. It can be seen from Figure 3 that the TGA pattern of KX2-391 crystal form B provided in Example 1 has no significant weight loss before 200°C.

PAPER

 Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2018), 61(11), 4704-4719. 

[1]. Lau GM, et al. Expression of Src and FAK in hepatocellul

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jmedchem.8b00164

Abstract

The discovery of potent, peptide site directed, tyrosine kinase inhibitors has remained an elusive goal. Herein we describe the discovery of two such clinical candidates that inhibit the tyrosine kinase Src. Compound 1 is a phase 3 clinical trial candidate that is likely to provide a first in class topical treatment for actinic keratosis (AK) with good efficacy and dramatically less toxicity compared to existing standard therapy. Compound 2 is a phase 1 clinical trial candidate that is likely to provide a first in class treatment of malignant glioblastoma and induces 30% long-term complete tumor remission in animal models. The discovery strategy for these compounds iteratively utilized molecular modeling, along with the synthesis and testing of increasingly elaborated proof of concept compounds, until the final clinical candidates were arrived at. This was followed with mechanism of action (MOA) studies that revealed tubulin polymerization inhibition as the second MOA.

[1]. Lau GM, et al. Expression of Src and FAK in hepatocellular carcinoma and the effect of Src inhibitors on hepatocellular carcinoma in vitro. Dig Dis Sci, 2009, 54(7), 1465-1474.

[2]. Fallah-Tafti A, et al. Thiazolyl N-benzyl-substituted acetamide derivatives: synthesis, Src kinase inhibitory and anticancer activities. Eur J Med Chem, 2011, 46(10), 4853-4858.

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Lonafarnib


Lonafarnib.svg
ChemSpider 2D Image | Lonafarnib | C27H31Br2ClN4O2

Lonafarnib

  • Molecular FormulaC27H31Br2ClN4O2
  • Average mass638.822 Da

193275-84-2[RN]

1-Piperidinecarboxamide, 4-[2-[4-[(11R)-3,10-dibromo-8-chloro-6,11-dihydro-5H-benzo[5,6]cyclohepta[1,2-b]pyridin-11-yl]-1-piperidinyl]-2-oxoethyl]-

4-[2-[4-[(11R)-3,10-Dibromo-8-chloro-6,11-dihydro-5Hbenzo[5,6]cyclohepta[1,2-b]pyridin-11-yl]-1-piperidinyl]-2-oxoethyl]-1-piperidinecarboxamide

8191(+)-4[2-[4-(8-Chloro-3,10-dibromo-6,11-dihydro-5H-benzo[5,6] cyclohepta[1,2-b]-pyridin-11(R)-yl-1-piperidinyl]-2-oxo-ethyl]-1-piperidinecarboxamide

(R)-4-(2-(4-(3,10-dibromo-8-chloro-6,11-dihydro-5H-benzo[5,6]cyclohepta[1,2-b]pyridin-11-yl)piperidin-1-yl)-2-oxoethyl)piperidine-1-carboxamide

4-{2-[4-(3,10-dibromo-8-chloro-6,11-dihydro-5H-benzo[5,6]cyclohepta[1,2-b]pyridin-11-yl)piperidin-1-yl]-2-oxoethyl}piperidine-1-carboxamide

D04768

lonafarnibum TM5989100 UNII:IOW153004F

FDA APPROVED 11/20/2020, Zokinvy

To treat rare conditions related to premature aging
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshotлонафарниб [Russian] [INN]لونافارنيب [Arabic] [INN]氯那法尼 [Chinese] [INN]

Lonafarnib, sold under the brand name Zokinvy, is a medication used to reduce the risk of death due to Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome and for the treatment of certain processing-deficient progeroid laminopathies in people one year of age and older.[1][2]

The most common side effects included nausea vomiting, diarrhea, infection, decreased appetite and fatigue.[1]

Medical uses

Lonafarnib is indicated to be used to reduce the risk of death due to Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome and for the treatment of certain processing-deficient progeroid laminopathies in people one year of age and older.[1][2]

Contraindications

Lonafarnib is contraindicated for co-administration with strong or moderate CYP3A inhibitors and inducers, as well as midazolam and certain cholesterol-lowering medications.[1]

History

Lonafarnib, a farnesyltransferase inhibitor, is an oral medication that helps prevent the buildup of defective progerin or progerin-like protein.[1] The effectiveness of lonafarnib for the treatment of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome was demonstrated in 62 patients from two single-arm trials (Trial 1/NCT00425607 and Trial 2/NCT00916747) that were compared to matched, untreated patients from a separate natural history study.[1][2] Compared to untreated patients, the lifespan of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome patients treated with lonafarnib increased by an average of three months through the first three years of treatment and by an average of 2.5 years through the maximum follow-up time of 11 years.[1] Lonafarnib’s approval for the treatment of certain processing-deficient progeroid laminopathies that are very rare took into account similarities in the underlying genetic mechanism of disease and other available data.[1] The participants were from 34 countries around the world, including the United States.[2]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the application for lonafarnib priority revieworphan drug, and breakthrough therapy designations.[1] In addition, the manufacturer received a rare pediatric disease priority review voucher.[1] The FDA granted the approval of Zokinvy to Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.[1]

Zokinvy (lonafarnib) - Now FDA Approved

Research

Lonafarnib is a farnesyltransferase inhibitor (FTI) that has been investigated in a human clinical trial as a treatment for progeria, which is an extremely rare genetic disorder in which symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at a very early age.[3][4]

Lonafarnib is a synthetic tricyclic halogenated carboxamide with antineoplastic properties.[5] As such, it is used primarily for cancer treatment. For those with progeria, research has shown that the drug reduces the prevalence of stroke and transient ischemic attack, and the prevalence and frequency of headaches while taking the medication.[6] A phase II clinical trial was completed in 2012, which showed that a cocktail of drugs that included lonafarnib and two other drugs met clinical efficacy endpoints that improved the height and diminished the rigidity of the bones of progeria patients.

SYN

EP 1019392; EP 1380581; JP 1999501671; WO 9723478

Introduction of a bromine atom at the 10-position of the benzocycloheptapyridine (I) was achieved by the following sequence. Nitration of (I) using NaNO3-H2SO4 afforded a mixture of nitro compounds (II) and (III), from which the major 9-nitro isomer (III) was separated by silica gel chromatography. Reduction of the nitro group of (III) with iron filings and CaCl2 in refluxing aqueous ethanol gave amine (IV), which was brominated at position 10 with Br2 in AcOH. The brominated aniline (VI) was then deaminated by diazotization, followed by reduction of the resulting diazonium salt with hypophosphorous acid to give trihalo compound (VI). Hydrolysis of carbamate group of (VI) in boiling concentrated HCl afforded piperidine (VII). Subsequent reduction of the C-11 double bond of (VII) was carried out using DIBAL-H in refluxing toluene to afford the corresponding racemic piperidine. Separation of enantiomers was achieved by HPLC on a ChiralPak AD column or by chemical resolution using N-acetyl-L-phenylalanine as the resolving agent. The appropriate R-(+) enantiomer (VIII) was coupled with N-Boc-piperidylacetic acid (IX) in the presence of EDC and HOBt to yield protected amide (X). Hydrolysis of the Boc protecting group was performed with trifluoroacetic acid, and the resulting piperidine (XI) was finally treated with trimethylsilyl isocyanate to give the desired carboxamide (3-5).

SYN2

EP 1091954; JP 2002519419; WO 0001689

J Org Chem 2000,65(18),5451

The starting product is the benzocyclohetapyridine (VII), already reported as intermediate (VII) in the synthesis of 25468001a. Compound (VII) is resolved into its atropaisomers by digestion with Toyobo LIP-300 enzyme in the presence of trifluroethyl isobutyrate (XII) to give a mixture of unreacted (-)-(XIII) and acylated compound (+)-(XIV) that are separated by acid extraction. The undesired atropaisomer (-)-(XIII) can be recovered by thermal razemization in diethyleneglycol dibutyl ether at 210 C and new enzymatic separation. The acid hydrolysis of the separated amide (+)-(XIV) produces the desired atropaisomer (+)-(XIII), which is reduced to the (R)-(+)-(VIII), intermediate already reported with no. (VIII) in the synthesis of 25468001a. (6,7)

SYN 3

1) By carboxylation of 8-chloro-6,11-dihydro-11-(4-piperidylidene)-5H-benzo[5,6]cyctohepta[1,2-b]pyridine (I) with ethyl chloroformate (II) in refluxing benzene.

SYN 4

2) By reaction of 8-chloro-6,11-dihydro-5H-benzo[5,6]cyclohepta[1,2-b]pyridin-11-one (III) with the Grignard reagent (IV) to give the tertiary carbinol (V), which is dehydrated with 85% H2SO4 affording 8-chloro-11-piperidinylidene derivative (VI). Finally, cornpound (VI) is treated with ethyl chloroformate (II) in toluene.

SYN 5

J Med Chem 1997,40(26),4290

The nitration of loratadine (I) (1) by means of tetrabutylammonium nitrate and trifluoroacetic anhydride (TFAA) in dichloromethane gives the 3-nitro derivative (II), which is reduced with iron filings and CaCl2 in refluxing ethanol/water to yield the 3-amino derivative (III). Treatment of compound (III) with NaNO2, HBr and Br2 provides 4-(3-bromo-8-chloro-5,6-dihydro-1H-benzo[5,6]-cyclohepta[1,2-b]pyridin-11-ylidene)piperidine-1-carboxylic acid ethyl ester (IV) (see scheme 25468001a, intermediate (I).(2)

Benzocycloheptapyridine (I) was nitrated with NaNO3 and H2SO4 to afford (II) as the major isomer. Reduction of (III) with iron and CaCl2 gave amine (III), which was brominated to provide (IV). Removal of the amino group of (IV) was accomplished by diazotization, followed by reduction with hypophosphorous acid to give (V). Then, hydrolysis of the carbamate group of (V) in refluxing hydrochloric acid furnished piperidine (VI). Subsequent coupling of (VI) with pyridineacetic acid N-oxide (VII) using EDC and HOBt yielded the corresponding amide. Finally, separation of the target (+)-atropoisomer was achieved by chiral chromatography.

References

  1. Jump up to:a b c d e f g h i j k “FDA Approves First Treatment for Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome and Some Progeroid Laminopathies”U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (Press release). 20 November 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2020.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. Jump up to:a b c d “Drug Trials Snapshots: Zokinvy”U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Liu G, Marrinan CH, Taylor SA, Black S, Basso AD, Kirschmeier P, et al. (September 2007). “Enhancement of the antitumor activity of tamoxifen and anastrozole by the farnesyltransferase inhibitor lonafarnib (SCH66336)”. Anti-Cancer Drugs18 (8): 923–31. doi:10.1097/CAD.0b013e3280c1416e (inactive 2020-09-10). PMID 17667598.
  4. ^ “The FTI Drug Lonafarnib”, Progeria Research Foundation. Accessed October 3, 2017.
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Clinical data
Trade namesZokinvy
Other namesSCH 66336
License dataUS DailyMedLonafarnib
ATC codeNone
Legal status
Legal statusUS: ℞-only
Identifiers
IUPAC name[show]
CAS Number193275-84-2 
PubChem CID148195
IUPHAR/BPS8024
DrugBankDB06448
ChemSpider130645 
UNIIIOW153004F
KEGGD04768 
ChEBICHEBI:47097 
ChEMBLChEMBL298734 
PDB ligand336 (PDBeRCSB PDB)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)DTXSID90172927 
ECHA InfoCard100.204.509 
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC27H31Br2ClN4O2
Molar mass638.83 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)Interactive image
SMILES[hide]C=12CCC=3C=C(C=C(C3[C@H](C1N=CC(=C2)Br)C4CCN(CC4)C(=O)CC5CCN(CC5)C(N)=O)Br)Cl
InChI[hide]InChI=1S/C27H31Br2ClN4O2/c28-20-12-19-2-1-18-13-21(30)14-22(29)24(18)25(26(19)32-15-20)17-5-9-33(10-6-17)23(35)11-16-3-7-34(8-4-16)27(31)36/h12-17,25H,1-11H2,(H2,31,36)/t25-/m1/s1 Key:DHMTURDWPRKSOA-RUZDIDTESA-N 

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Gallium 68 PSMA-11


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Gallium 68 PSMA-11

FDA APPROVED, 12/1/2020, Gallium 68 PSMA-11

For detection and localization of prostate cancer
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot

Figure 3: Different structures of the different prostate-specific membrane antigen agents
Theranostics 10: 0001 image No. 001

Chemical structure of 18F-labeled radiotracers. [18F]DCFPyL (A), [18F]PSMA-1007 (B), [18F]CTT1057 (C), (D) [18F]JK-PSMA-7 and (E) [18F]AIF-PSMA-11. The urea backbone of (A), (B), (D) and (E) is marked in blue, while the phosphoramidate of [18F]CTT1057 in (C) is highlighted in orange. Modified from Behr et al. [32], © by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Inc.

PSMA-11, also known as HBED-CC-PSMA or Psma-hbed-CC, is used to make gallium Ga 68-labeled PSMA-11, which has potential use as a tracer for PSMA-expressing tumors during positron emission tomography (PET). Upon intravenous administration of gallium Ga 68-labeled PSMA-11, the Glu-urea-Lys(Ahx) moiety targets and binds to PSMA-expressing tumor cells. Upon internalization, PSMA-expressing tumor cells can be detected during PET imaging. PSMA, a tumor-associated antigen and type II transmembrane protein, is expressed on the membrane of prostatic epithelial cells and overexpressed on prostate tumor cells

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Name: PSMA-11
CAS#: 1366302-52-4
Chemical Formula: C44H62N6O17
Exact Mass: 946.4171

(3S,7S)-22-(3-(((2-((5-(2-Carboxyethyl)-2-hydroxybenzyl)(carboxymethyl)amino)ethyl)(carboxymethyl)amino)methyl)-4-hydroxyphenyl)-5,13,20-trioxo-4,6,12,19-tetraazadocosane-1,3,7-tricarboxylic acid

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gallium 68 PSMA-11 (Ga 68 PSMA-11), the first drug for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positive lesions in men with prostate cancer.

Ga 68 PSMA-11, a radioactive diagnostic agent, is indicated for patients with suspected prostate cancer metastasis who are potentially curable by surgery or radiation therapy. It is also indicated for patients with suspected prostate cancer recurrence based on elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. 

The approval was based on efficacy and safety data from 2 prospective clinical trials (Trial 1 and 2) with a total of 960 men with prostate cancer who each received 1 injection of Ga 68 PSMA-11. Trial 1 included 325 patients with biopsy-proven prostate cancer who underwent PET/CT or PET/MRI scans performed with Ga 68 PSMA-11. Results from the study showed that positive readings in the pelvic lymph nodes on Ga 68 PSMA-11 PET were associated with a clinically important rate of metastatic cancer confirmed by surgical pathology in those who proceeded to surgery. 

In Trial 2, 635 patients with rising serum PSA levels after prostate surgery or radiotherapy received a single Ga 68 PSMA-11 PET/CT scan or PET/MR scan. Findings demonstrated that 74% of patients had at least 1 positive lesion detected by Ga 68 PSMA-11 PET, and local recurrence or metastasis of prostate cancer was confirmed in 91% of cases.

This is the first drug approved for PET imaging of prostate-specific membrane antigen positive lesions in men with prostate cancer.

REF

REFERENCES

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2: Verburg FA, Pfister D, Drude NI, Mottaghy FM, Behrendt F. PSA levels, PSA doubling time, Gleason score and prior therapy cannot predict measured uptake of [(68)Ga]PSMA-HBED-CC lesion uptake in recurrent/metastatic prostate cancer. Nuklearmedizin. 2017 Oct 18;56(6). doi: 10.3413/Nukmed-0917-17-07. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29044297.

3: Amor-Coarasa A, Kelly JM, Gruca M, Nikolopoulou A, Vallabhajosula S, Babich JW. Continuation of comprehensive quality control of the itG (68)Ge/(68)Ga generator and production of (68)Ga-DOTATOC and (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC for clinical research studies. Nucl Med Biol. 2017 Oct;53:37-39. doi: 10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2017.07.006. Epub 2017 Jul 14. PubMed PMID: 28803001.

4: Janssen JC, Woythal N, Meißner S, Prasad V, Brenner W, Diederichs G, Hamm B, Makowski MR. [(68)Ga]PSMA-HBED-CC Uptake in Osteolytic, Osteoblastic, and Bone Marrow Metastases of Prostate Cancer Patients. Mol Imaging Biol. 2017 Dec;19(6):933-943. doi: 10.1007/s11307-017-1101-y. PubMed PMID: 28707038.

5: Damle NA, Tripathi M, Chakraborty PS, Sahoo MK, Bal C, Aggarwal S, Arora G, Kumar P, Kumar R, Gupta R. Unusual Uptake of Prostate Specific Tracer (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC in a Benign Thyroid Nodule. Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2016 Dec;50(4):344-347. Epub 2016 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 27994690; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5135692.

6: Behrendt F, Krohn T, Mottaghy F, Verburg FA. [(68)Ga]PSMA-HBED-CC PET/CT to differentiate between diffuse bone metastases of prostate cancer and osteopoikilosis. Nuklearmedizin. 2016 Dec 6;55(6):N64-N65. PubMed PMID: 27922151.

7: Krohn T, Birmes A, Winz OH, Drude NI, Mottaghy FM, Behrendt FF, Verburg FA. The reconstruction algorithm used for [(68)Ga]PSMA-HBED-CC PET/CT reconstruction significantly influences the number of detected lymph node metastases and coeliac ganglia. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017 Apr;44(4):662-669. doi: 10.1007/s00259-016-3571-6. Epub 2016 Nov 29. PubMed PMID: 27900518.

8: Berliner C, Tienken M, Frenzel T, Kobayashi Y, Helberg A, Kirchner U, Klutmann S, Beyersdorff D, Budäus L, Wester HJ, Mester J, Bannas P. Detection rate of PET/CT in patients with biochemical relapse of prostate cancer using [(68)Ga]PSMA I&T and comparison with published data of [(68)Ga]PSMA HBED-CC. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017 Apr;44(4):670-677. doi: 10.1007/s00259-016-3572-5. Epub 2016 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 27896369.

9: Sathekge M, Lengana T, Modiselle M, Vorster M, Zeevaart J, Maes A, Ebenhan T, Van de Wiele C. (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET imaging in breast carcinoma patients. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017 Apr;44(4):689-694. doi: 10.1007/s00259-016-3563-6. Epub 2016 Nov 8. PubMed PMID: 27822700; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5323468.

10: Rauscher I, Maurer T, Beer AJ, Graner FP, Haller B, Weirich G, Doherty A, Gschwend JE, Schwaiger M, Eiber M. Value of 68Ga-PSMA HBED-CC PET for the Assessment of Lymph Node Metastases in Prostate Cancer Patients with Biochemical Recurrence: Comparison with Histopathology After Salvage Lymphadenectomy. J Nucl Med. 2016 Nov;57(11):1713-1719. Epub 2016 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 27261524.

11: Verburg FA, Behrendt FF, Mottaghy FM, Pfister D, Steib F, Knuechel R. Strong [(68)Ga]PSMA-HBED-CC accumulation in non-cancerous prostate tissue surrounding a PSMA-negative prostate carcinoma recurrence. Nuklearmedizin. 2016 Sep 26;55(5):N44-5. PubMed PMID: 27668299.

12: Kanthan GL, Izard MA, Emmett L, Hsiao E, Schembri GP. Schwannoma Showing Avid Uptake on 68Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Sep;41(9):703-4. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001281. PubMed PMID: 27405039.

13: Noto B, Vrachimis A, Schäfers M, Stegger L, Rahbar K. Subacute Stroke Mimicking Cerebral Metastasis in 68Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Oct;41(10):e449-51. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001291. PubMed PMID: 27355852.

14: Pfob CH, Ziegler S, Graner FP, Köhner M, Schachoff S, Blechert B, Wester HJ, Scheidhauer K, Schwaiger M, Maurer T, Eiber M. Biodistribution and radiation dosimetry of (68)Ga-PSMA HBED CC-a PSMA specific probe for PET imaging of prostate cancer. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2016 Oct;43(11):1962-70. doi: 10.1007/s00259-016-3424-3. Epub 2016 May 20. PubMed PMID: 27207281.

15: Amor-Coarasa A, Schoendorf M, Meckel M, Vallabhajosula S, Babich JW. Comprehensive Quality Control of the ITG 68Ge/68Ga Generator and Synthesis of 68Ga-DOTATOC and 68Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC for Clinical Imaging. J Nucl Med. 2016 Sep;57(9):1402-5. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.115.171249. Epub 2016 Apr 21. PubMed PMID: 27103024.

16: Prasad V, Steffen IG, Diederichs G, Makowski MR, Wust P, Brenner W. Biodistribution of [(68)Ga]PSMA-HBED-CC in Patients with Prostate Cancer: Characterization of Uptake in Normal Organs and Tumour Lesions. Mol Imaging Biol. 2016 Jun;18(3):428-36. doi: 10.1007/s11307-016-0945-x. PubMed PMID: 27038316.

17: Pfister D, Porres D, Heidenreich A, Heidegger I, Knuechel R, Steib F, Behrendt FF, Verburg FA. Detection of recurrent prostate cancer lesions before salvage lymphadenectomy is more accurate with (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC than with (18)F-Fluoroethylcholine PET/CT. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2016 Jul;43(8):1410-7. doi: 10.1007/s00259-016-3366-9. Epub 2016 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 26993315.

18: Kanthan GL, Coyle L, Kneebone A, Schembri GP, Hsiao E. Follicular Lymphoma Showing Avid Uptake on 68Ga PSMA-HBED-CC PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Jun;41(6):500-1. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001169. PubMed PMID: 26914565.

19: Kanthan GL, Hsiao E, Kneebone A, Eade T, Schembri GP. Desmoid Tumor Showing Intense Uptake on 68Ga PSMA-HBED-CC PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Jun;41(6):508-9. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001192. PubMed PMID: 26909712.

20: Eiber M, Weirich G, Holzapfel K, Souvatzoglou M, Haller B, Rauscher I, Beer AJ, Wester HJ, Gschwend J, Schwaiger M, Maurer T. Simultaneous (68)Ga-PSMA HBED-CC PET/MRI Improves the Localization of Primary Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2016 Nov;70(5):829-836. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2015.12.053. Epub 2016 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 26795686.

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Lumasiran


OXLUMO (lumasiran) Structural Formula - Illustration

The molecular formula of lumasiran sodium is C530H669F10N173O320P43S6Na43 and the molecular weight is 17,286 Da.

lumasiran

CAS 1834610-13-7

FDA APPROVED, 11/23/2020, Oxlumo

To treat hyperoxaluria type 1
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot

RNA, (Gm-​sp-​Am-​sp-​Cm-​Um-​Um-​Um-​(2′-​deoxy-​2′-​fluoro)​C-​Am-​(2′-​deoxy-​2′-​fluoro)​U-​(2′-​deoxy-​2′-​fluoro)​C-​(2′-​deoxy-​2′-​fluoro)​C-​Um-​Gm-​Gm-​Am-​Am-​Am-​Um-​Am-​Um-​Am)​, 3′-​[[(2S,​4R)​-​1-​[29-​[[2-​(acetylamino)​-​2-​deoxy-​β-​D-​galactopyranosyl]​oxy]​-​14,​14-​bis[[3-​[[3-​[[5-​[[2-​(acetylamino)​-​2-​deoxy-​β-​D-​galactopyranosyl]​oxy]​-​1-​oxopentyl]​amino]​propyl]​amino]​-​3-​oxopropoxy]​methyl]​-​1,​12,​19,​25-​tetraoxo-​16-​oxa-​13,​20,​24-​triazanonacos-​1-​yl]​-​4-​hydroxy-​2-​pyrrolidinyl]​methyl hydrogen phosphate]​, complex with RNA (Um-​sp-​(2′-​deoxy-​2′-​fluoro)​A-​sp-​Um-​Am-​Um-​(2′-​deoxy-​2′-​fluoro)​U-​Um-​(2′-​deoxy-​2′-​fluoro)​C-​(2′-​deoxy-​2′-​fluoro)​C-​Am-​Gm-​Gm-​Am-​(2′-​deoxy-​2′-​fluoro)​U-​Gm-​(2′-​deoxy-​2′-​fluoro)​A-​Am-​Am-​Gm-​Um-​Cm-​sp-​Cm-​sp-​Am) (1:1)

Nucleic Acid Sequence

Sequence Length: 44, 23, 2115 a 8 c 7 g 14 umultistranded (2); modified

OXLUMO is supplied as a sterile, preservative-free, clear, colorless-to-yellow solution for subcutaneous administration containing the equivalent of 94.5 mg of lumasiran (provided as lumasiran sodium) in 0.5 Ml of water for injection and sodium hydroxide and/or phosphoric acid to adjust the pH to ~7.0.

Lumasiran An investigational RNAi Therapeutic for Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 (PH1)

Overview • Lumasiran (ALN-GO1) is an investigational, subcutaneously administered (under the skin) RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic targeting glycolate oxidase (GO) in development for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1).

• PH1 is a rare, life-threatening disease that can cause serious damage to kidneys and progressively to other organs.1

• PH1 is characterized by the pathologic overproduction of oxalate by the liver. Oxalate is an end product of metabolism that, when in excess, is toxic and accumulates in the kidneys forming calcium oxalate crystals.1,2

• Symptoms of PH1 are often associated with recurrent kidney stones and include flank pain, urinary tract infections, painful urination, and blood in the urine.2,3

• Currently, the only curative treatment is a liver transplant, to correct the metabolic defect, combined with a kidney transplant, to replace the terminally damaged kidneys.1,3 Clinical Development

• The safety and efficacy of lumasiran are being evaluated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, global, multicenter Phase 3 study of approximately 30 PH1 patients, called ILLUMINATE-A (NCT03681184).

• The primary endpoint is percent change in 24-hour urinary oxalate excretion from baseline to Month 6.

• Key secondary and exploratory endpoints in ILLUMINATE-A will evaluate additional measures of urinary oxalate, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), safety, and tolerability. 

Regulatory Designations • Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) • Priority Medicines (PRIME) Designation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) • Orphan Drug Designations in both the U.S. and the European Union

Alnylam Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration Has Granted Priority  Review of the Lumasiran New Drug Application for the Treatment of Primary  Hyperoxaluria Type 1 | Business Wire

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Setmelanotide


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ChemSpider 2D Image | Setmelanotide | C49H68N18O9S2
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Setmelanotide

Ac-Arg-Cys(1)-D-Ala-His-D-Phe-Arg-Trp-Cys(1)-NH2

  • Molecular FormulaC49H68N18O9S2
  • Average mass1117.309 Da
  • N-acetyl-L-arginyl-L-cysteinyl-D-alanyl-L-histidyl-D-phenylalanyl-L-arginyl-L-tryptophyl-L-cysteinamide (2->8)-disulfide

1,2-Dithia-5,8,11,14,17,20-hexaazacyclotricosane-4-carboxamide, 22-[[(2S)-2-(acetylamino)-5-[(diaminomethylene)amino]-1-oxopentyl]amino]-10-[3-[(diaminomethylene)amino]propyl]-16-(1H-imidazol-5-ylmeth yl)-7-(1H-indol-3-ylmethyl)-19-methyl-6,9,12,15,18,21-hexaoxo-13-(phenylmethyl)-, (4R,7S,10S,13R,16S,19R,22R)- [ACD/Index Name]10011920014-72-8[RN]Imcivree [Trade name]N2-acetyl-L-arginyl-L-cysteinyl-D-alanyl-L-histidyl-D-phenylalanyl-L-arginyl-Ltryptophyl- L-cysteinamide, cyclic (2-8)-disulfideN7T15V1FUYRM-493, BIM-22493UNII-N7T15V1FUYсетмеланотид [Russian] [INN]سيتميلانوتيد [Arabic] [INN]司美诺肽 [Chinese] [INN](4R,7S,10S,13R,16S,19R,22R)-22-[[(2S)-2-acetamido-5-(diaminomethylideneamino)pentanoyl]amino]-13-benzyl-10-[3-(diaminomethylideneamino)propyl]-16-(1H-imidazol-5-ylmethyl)-7-(1H-indol-3-ylmethyl)-19-methyl-6,9,12,15,18,21-hexaoxo-1,2-dithia-5,8,11,14,17,20-hexazacyclotricosane-4-carboxamide

FDA 11/25/2020, Imcivree, To treat obesity and the control of hunger associated with pro-opiomelanocortin deficiency, a rare disorder that causes severe obesity that begins at an early age
Drug Trials Snapshot, 10MG/ML, SOLUTION;SUBCUTANEOUS, Orphan

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of IMCIVREE™ (setmelanotide) as First-ever Therapy for Chronic Weight Management in Patients with Obesity Due to POMC, PCSK1 or LEPR Deficiency Nasdaq:RYTM
Setmelanotide

DESCRIPTION

IMCIVREE contains setmelanotide acetate, a melanocortin 4 (MC4) receptor agonist. Setmelanotide is an 8 amino acid cyclic peptide analog of endogenous melanocortin peptide α-MSH (alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone).

The chemical name for setmelanotide acetate is acetyl-L-arginyl-L-cysteinyl-D-alanyl-Lhistidinyl-D-phenylalanyl-L-arginyl-L-tryptophanyl-L-cysteinamide cyclic (2→8)-disulfide acetate. Its molecular formula is C49H68N18O9S2 (anhydrous, free-base), and molecular mass is 1117.3 Daltons (anhydrous, free-base).

The chemical structure of setmelanotide is:

IMCIVREE (setmelanotide) Structrual Formula Illustration

IMCIVREE injection is a sterile clear to slightly opalescent, colorless to slightly yellow solution. Each 1 mL of IMCIVREE contains 10 mg of setmelanotide provided as setmelanotide acetate, which is a salt with 2 to 4 molar equivalents of acetate, and the following inactive ingredients: 100 mg N-(carbonyl-methoxypolyethylene glycol 2000)-1,2-distearoyl-glycero-3phosphoethanolamine sodium salt, 8 mg carboxymethylcellulose sodium (average MWt 90,500), 11 mg mannitol, 5 mg phenol, 10 mg benzyl alcohol, 1 mg edetate disodium dihydrate, and Water for Injection. The pH of IMCIVREE is 5 to 6.

Setmelanotide is a peptide drug and investigational anti-obesity medication which acts as a selective agonist of the MC4 receptor. Setmelanotide binds to and activates MC4 receptors in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus and in the lateral hypothalamic area (LHA), areas involved in the regulation of appetite, and this action is thought to underlie its appetite suppressant effects. Setmelanotide increases resting energy expenditure in both obese animals and humans. Setmelanotide has been reported to possess the following activity profile (cAMP, EC50): MC4 (0.27 nM) > MC3 (5.3 nM) ≈ MC1 (5.8 nM) > MC5 (1600 nM) ≟ MC2 (>1000 nM).

Setmelanotide, sold under the brand name Imcivree, is a medication for the treatment of obesity.[1]

The most common side effects include injection site reactions, skin hyperpigmentation (skin patches that are darker than surrounding skin), headache and gastrointestinal side effects (such as nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain), among others.[1] Spontaneous penile erections in males and adverse sexual reactions in females have occurred with treatment.[1] Depression and suicidal ideation have also occurred with setmelanotide.[1]

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Medical uses

Setmelanotide is indicated for chronic weight management (weight loss and weight maintenance for at least one year) in people six years and older with obesity due to three rare genetic conditions: pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency, proprotein subtilisin/kexin type 1 (PCSK1) deficiency, and leptin receptor (LEPR) deficiency confirmed by genetic testing demonstrating variants in POMC, PCSK1, or LEPR genes considered pathogenic (causing disease), likely pathogenic, or of uncertain significance.[1] Setmelanotide is the first FDA-approved treatment for these genetic conditions.[1]

Setmelanotide is not approved for obesity due to suspected POMC, PCSK1, or LEPR deficiency with variants classified as benign (not causing disease) or likely benign or other types of obesity, including obesity associated with other genetic syndromes and general (polygenic) obesity.[1]

Setmelanotide binds to and activates MC4 receptors in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus and in the lateral hypothalamic area (LHA), areas involved in the regulation of appetite, and this action is thought to underlie its appetite suppressant effects.[2] In addition to reducing appetite, setmelanotide increases resting energy expenditure in both obese animals and humans.[3] Importantly, unlike certain other MC4 receptor agonists, such as LY-2112688, setmelanotide has not been found to produce increases in heart rate or blood pressure.[4]

Setmelanotide has been reported to possess the following activity profile (cAMPEC50): MC4 (0.27 nM) > MC3 (5.3 nM) ≈ MC1 (5.8 nM) > MC5 (1600 nM) ≟ MC2 (>1000 nM).[5] (19.6-fold selectivity for MC4 over MC3, the second target of highest activity.)

History

Setmelanotide was evaluated in two one-year studies.[1] The first study enrolled participants with obesity and confirmed or suspected POMC or PCSK1 deficiency while the second study enrolled participants with obesity and confirmed or suspected LEPR deficiency; all participants were six years or older.[1] The effectiveness of setmelanotide was determined by the number of participants who lost more than ten percent of their body weight after a year of treatment.[1]

The effectiveness of setmelanotide was assessed in 21 participants, ten in the first study and eleven in the second.[1] In the first study, 80 percent of participants with POMC or PCSK1 deficiency lost ten percent or more of their body weight.[1] In the second study, 46 percent of participants with LEPR deficiency lost ten percent or more of their body weight.[1]

The study also assessed the maximal (greatest) hunger in sixteen participants over the previous 24 hours using an eleven-point scale in participants twelve years and older.[1] In both studies, some, but not all, of participants’ weekly average maximal hunger scores decreased substantially from their scores at the beginning of the study.[1] The degree of change was highly variable among participants.[1]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the application for setmelanotide orphan disease designation, breakthrough therapy designation, and priority review.[1] The FDA granted the approval of Imcivree to Rhythm Pharmaceutical, Inc.[1]

Research

Setmelanotide is a peptide drug and investigational anti-obesity medication which acts as a selective agonist of the MC4 receptor.[6][4] Its peptide sequence is Ac-Arg-Cys(1)-D-Ala-His-D-Phe-Arg-Trp-Cys(1)-NH2. It was first discovered at Ipsen and is being developed by Rhythm Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of obesity and diabetes.[6] In addition, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals is conducting trials of setmelanotide for the treatment of Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS), a genetic disorder which includes MC4 receptor deficiency and associated symptoms such as excessive appetite and obesity.[7] As of December 2014, the drug is in phase II clinical trials for obesity and PWS.[6][8][9][needs update] So far, preliminary data has shown no benefit of Setmelanotide in Prader-Willi syndrome.[10]

PATENT

WO 2007008704

WO 2011060355

WO 2011060352

US 20120225816

PAPER

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 61(8), 3674-3684; 2018

PATENT

https://patents.google.com/patent/US9314509

Synthesis of Example 1i.e., Ac-Arg-cyclo(Cys-D-Ala-His-D-Phe-Arg-Trp-Cys)-NH2

Figure US09314509-20160419-C00004

The title peptide having the above structure was assembled using Fmoc chemistry on an Apex peptide synthesizer (Aapptec; Louisville, Ky., USA). 220 mg of 0.91 mmol/g (0.20 mmoles) Rink Amide MBHA resin (Polymer Laboratories; Amherst, Mass., USA) was placed in a reaction well and pre-swollen in 3.0 mL of DMF prior to synthesis. For cycle 1, the resin was treated with two 3-mL portions of 25% piperidine in DMF for 5 and 10 minutes respectively, followed by 4 washes of 3-mL DMF—each wash consisting of adding 3 mL of solvent, mixing for 1 minute, and emptying for 1 minute. Amino acids stocks were prepared in NMP as 0.45M solutions containing 0.45M HOBT. HBTU was prepared as a 0.45M solution in NMP and DIPEA was prepared as a 2.73M solution in NMP. To the resin, 2 mL of the first amino acid (0 9 mmoles, Fmoc-Cys(Trt)-OH) (Novabiochem; San Diego, Calif., USA) was added along with 2 mL (0.9 mmoles) of HBTU and 1.5 mL (4.1 mmoles) of DIPEA. After one hour of constant mixing, the coupling reagents were drained from the resin and the coupling step was repeated. Following amino acid acylation, the resin was washed with two 3-mL aliquots of DMF for 1 minute. The process of assembling the peptide (deblock/wash/acylate/wash) was repeated for cycles 2-9 identical to that as described for cycle 1. The following amino acids were used: cycle 2) Fmoc-Trp(Boc)-OH (Genzyme; Cambridge, Mass., USA); cycle 3) Fmoc-Arg(Pbf)-OH (Novabiochem); cycle 4) Fmoc-DPhe-OH (Genzyme); cycle 5) Fmoc-His(Trt)-OH (Novabiochem); cycle 6) Fmoc-D-Ala-OH (Genzyme); cycle 7) Fmoc-Cys(Trt)-OH, (Novabiochem); and cycle 8) Fmoc-Arg(Pbf)-OH (Genzyme). The N-terminal Fmoc was removed with 25% piperidine in DMF as described above, followed by four 3-mL DMF washes for 1 minute. Acetylation of the N-terminus was performed by adding 0.5 mL of 3M DIPEA in NMP to the resin along with 1.45 mL of 0.45M acetic anhydride in NMP. The resin was mixed for 30 minutes and acetylation was repeated. The resin was washed with 3 mL of DMF for a total of 5 times followed with 5 washes with 5 mL of DCM each.

To cleave and deprotect the peptide, 5mL of the following reagent was added to the resin: 2% TIS/5% water/5% (w/v) DTT/88% TFA. The solution was allowed to mix for 3.5 hours. The filtrate was collected into 40 mL of cold anhydrous ethyl ether. The precipitate was pelleted for 10 minutes at 3500 rpm in a refrigerated centrifuge. The ether was decanted and the peptide was re-suspended in fresh ether. The ether workup was performed three times. Following the last ether wash, the peptide was allowed to air dry to remove residual ether.

The peptide was dissolved in 10% acetonitrile and analyzed by mass spectrometry and reverse-phase HPLC employing a 30×4.6 cm C18 column (Vydac; Hesperia, Calif., USA) with a gradient of 2-60% acetonitrile (0.1% TFA) over 30 minutes. This analysis identified a product with ˜53% purity. Mass analysis employing electrospray ionization identified a main product containing a mass of 1118.4 corresponding to the desired linear product. The crude product (˜100 mg) was diluted to a concentration of 2 mg/mL in 5% acetic acid. To this solution, 0.5M iodine/methanol was added dropwise with vigorous stirring until a pale yellow color was achieved. The solution was vigorously stirred for another 10 minutes. Excess iodine was then quenched by adding 1.0M sodium thiosulfate under continuous mixing until the mixture was rendered colorless. The peptide was re-examined by mass spectrometry analysis and HPLC. Mass spectrometry analysis identified a main species with a mass of 1116.4 which indicated successful oxidation to form the cyclic peptide. The peptide solution was purified on a preparative HPLC equipped with a C18 column using a similar elution gradient. The purified product was re-analyzed by HPLC for purity (>95%) and mass spectrometry (1116.9 which is in agreement with the expected mass of 1117.3) and subsequently lyophilized. Following lyophilization, 28 mg of purified product was obtained representing a 24% yield.

The other exemplified peptides were synthesized substantially according to the procedure described for the above-described synthetic process. Physical data for select exemplified peptides are given in Table 1.

TABLE 1 Example Mol. Wt. Mol. Wt. Purity Number (calculated) (ES-MS) (HPLC) 1 1117.3 1116.9 95.1% 2 1117.3 1116.8 99.2% 3 1280.5 1280.6 98.0% 5 1216.37 1216.20 99.9%

Preparation of Pamoate Salt of Example 1

The acetate salt of Example 1 (200 mg, 0.18 mmole) was dissolved in 10 mL of water. Sodium pamoate (155 mg, 0.36 mmole) was dissolved in 10 mL of water. The two solutions were combined and mixed well. The precipitates were collected by centrifugation at 3000 rpm for 20 minutes, washed for three times with water, and dried by lyophilization.

References

  1. Jump up to:a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r “FDA approves first treatment for weight management for people with certain rare genetic conditions”U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (Press release). 27 November 2020. Retrieved 27 November 2020.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Kim GW, Lin JE, Blomain ES, Waldman SA (January 2014). “Antiobesity pharmacotherapy: new drugs and emerging targets”Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics95 (1): 53–66. doi:10.1038/clpt.2013.204PMC 4054704PMID 24105257.
  3. ^ Chen KY, Muniyappa R, Abel BS, Mullins KP, Staker P, Brychta RJ, et al. (April 2015). “RM-493, a melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) agonist, increases resting energy expenditure in obese individuals”The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism100 (4): 1639–45. doi:10.1210/jc.2014-4024PMC 4399297PMID 25675384.
  4. Jump up to:a b Kievit P, Halem H, Marks DL, Dong JZ, Glavas MM, Sinnayah P, et al. (February 2013). “Chronic treatment with a melanocortin-4 receptor agonist causes weight loss, reduces insulin resistance, and improves cardiovascular function in diet-induced obese rhesus macaques”Diabetes62 (2): 490–7. doi:10.2337/db12-0598PMC 3554387PMID 23048186.
  5. ^ Muniyappa R, Chen K, Brychta R, Abel B, Mullins K, Staker P, et al. (June 2014). “A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study to Evaluate the Effect of a Melanocortin Receptor 4 (MC4R) Agonist, RM-493, on Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) in Obese Subjects” (PDF). Endocrine Reviews. Rhythm Pharmaceuticals. 35 (3). Retrieved 2015-05-21.
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  7. ^ “Obesity and Diabetes Caused by Genetic Deficiencies in the MC4 Pathway”. Rhythm Pharmaceuticals. Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  8. ^ Jackson VM, Price DA, Carpino PA (August 2014). “Investigational drugs in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of obesity: implications for future development of novel therapies”. Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs23 (8): 1055–66. doi:10.1517/13543784.2014.918952PMID 25000213S2CID 23198484.
  9. ^ “RM-493: A First-in-Class, Phase 2-Ready MC4 Agonist: A New Drug Class for the Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes”. Rhythm Pharmaceuticals. Archived from the original on 2015-06-14. Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  10. ^ Duis J, van Wattum PJ, Scheimann A, Salehi P, Brokamp E, Fairbrother L, et al. (March 2019). “A multidisciplinary approach to the clinical management of Prader-Willi syndrome”Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine7 (3): e514. doi:10.1002/mgg3.514PMC 6418440PMID 30697974.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The peptide sequence is Ac-Arg-Cys(1)-D-Ala-His-D-Phe-Arg-Trp-Cys(1)-NH2. It is being researched by Rhythm Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of obesity and diabetes. In addition, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals is conducting trials of setmelanotide for the treatment of Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS), a genetic disorder which includes MC4 receptor deficiency and associated symptoms such as excessive appetite and obesity. As of December 2014, the drug is in phase II clinical trials for obesity and PWS.

L-Cysteinamide, N2-acetyl-L-arginyl-L-cysteinyl-D-alanyl-L-histidyl-D-phenylalanyl-L-arginyl-L-tryptophyl-, cyclic (2->8)-disulfide
Ac-Arg-Cys(1)-D-Ala-His-D-Phe-Arg-Trp-Cys(1)-NH2

REFERENCES

1: Lee EC, Carpino PA. Melanocortin-4 receptor modulators for the treatment of obesity: a patent analysis (2008-2014). Pharm Pat Anal. 2015;4(2):95-107. doi: 10.4155/ppa.15.1. PubMed PMID: 25853469.

2: Chen KY, Muniyappa R, Abel BS, Mullins KP, Staker P, Brychta RJ, Zhao X, Ring M, Psota TL, Cone RD, Panaro BL, Gottesdiener KM, Van der Ploeg LH, Reitman ML, Skarulis MC. RM-493, a melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) agonist, increases resting energy expenditure in obese individuals. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Apr;100(4):1639-45. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-4024. Epub 2015 Feb 12. PubMed PMID: 25675384; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4399297.

3: Clemmensen C, Finan B, Fischer K, Tom RZ, Legutko B, Sehrer L, Heine D, Grassl N, Meyer CW, Henderson B, Hofmann SM, Tschöp MH, Van der Ploeg LH, Müller TD. Dual melanocortin-4 receptor and GLP-1 receptor agonism amplifies metabolic benefits in diet-induced obese mice. EMBO Mol Med. 2015 Feb 4;7(3):288-98. doi: 10.15252/emmm.201404508. PubMed PMID: 25652173; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4364946.

4: Jackson VM, Price DA, Carpino PA. Investigational drugs in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of obesity: implications for future development of novel therapies. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2014 Aug;23(8):1055-66. doi: 10.1517/13543784.2014.918952. Epub 2014 Jul 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 25000213.

5: Kievit P, Halem H, Marks DL, Dong JZ, Glavas MM, Sinnayah P, Pranger L, Cowley MA, Grove KL, Culler MD. Chronic treatment with a melanocortin-4 receptor agonist causes weight loss, reduces insulin resistance, and improves cardiovascular function in diet-induced obese rhesus macaques. Diabetes. 2013 Feb;62(2):490-7. doi: 10.2337/db12-0598. Epub 2012 Oct 9. PubMed PMID: 23048186; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3554387.

6: Kumar KG, Sutton GM, Dong JZ, Roubert P, Plas P, Halem HA, Culler MD, Yang H, Dixit VD, Butler AA. Analysis of the therapeutic functions of novel melanocortin receptor agonists in MC3R- and MC4R-deficient C57BL/6J mice. Peptides. 2009 Oct;30(10):1892-900. doi: 10.1016/j.peptides.2009.07.012. Epub 2009 Jul 29. PubMed PMID: 19646498; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2755620.

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Clinical data
Trade namesImcivree
Other namesRM-493; BIM-22493; IRC-022493; N2-Acetyl-L-arginyl-L-cysteinyl-D-alanyl-L-histidyl-D-phenylalanyl-L-arginyl-L-tryptophyl-L-cysteinamide, cyclic (2-8)-disulfide
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Legal status
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Molar mass1117.32 g·mol−1
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Viltolarsen


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Viltolarsen

维托拉生 

ビルトラルセン

FormulaC244H381N113O88P20
CAS 2055732-84-6
Mol weight6924.8155

APPROVED FDA 2020/8/12, Viltepso

APPROVED JAPAN PMDA 2020/3/25, VILTEPSO

  • NCNP-01
  • NS-065
  • NS-065/NCNP-01
  • WHO 10771
  • WHO-10771
NAMEDOSAGESTRENGTHROUTELABELLERMARKETING STARTMARKETING END  
ViltepsoInjection, solution250 mg/1IntravenousNs Pharma, Inc.2020-08-13Not applicableUS flag 

SYNWatanabe N, Nagata T, Satou Y, Masuda S, Saito T, Kitagawa H, Komaki H, Takagaki K, Takeda S: NS-065/NCNP-01: An Antisense Oligonucleotide for Potential Treatment of Exon 53 Skipping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2018 Dec 7;13:442-449. doi: 10.1016/j.omtn.2018.09.017.

PATENT NUMBERPEDIATRIC EXTENSIONAPPROVEDEXPIRES (ESTIMATED) 
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Viltolarsen

all-P-ambo-[2′,3′-Azanediyl-P,2′,3′-trideoxy-P-(dimethylamino)-2′,3′-seco](2′-N→5′)(CCTCCGGTTC TGAAGGTGTT C)

C244H381N113O88P20 : 6924.82
[2055732-84-6]

Viltolarsen, sold under the brand name Viltepso, is a medication used for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).[3][4][2] Viltolarsen is an antisense oligonucleotide.[3][2]

The most common side effects include upper respiratory tract infectioninjection site reactioncough, and pyrexia (fever).[3][4][2]

Viltolarsen was approved for medical use in the United States in August 2020.[3][4] After golodirsen was approved in December 2019, viltolarsen is the second approved targeted treatment for people with this type of mutation in the United States.[3][5] Approximately 8% of people with DMD have a mutation that is amenable to exon 53 skipping.[3]

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Medical uses

Viltolarsen is indicated for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in people who have a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 53 skipping.[3][2]

DMD is a rare genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle deterioration and weakness.[3] It is the most common type of muscular dystrophy.[3] DMD is caused by mutations in the DMD gene that results in an absence of dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact.[3] The first symptoms are usually seen between three and five years of age and worsen over time.[3] DMD occurs in approximately one out of every 3,600 male infants worldwide; in rare cases, it can affect females.[3]

Adverse effects

The most common side effects include upper respiratory tract infection, injection site reaction, cough, and pyrexia (fever).[3][4][2]

Although kidney toxicity was not observed in the clinical studies, the clinical experience is limited, and kidney toxicity, including potentially fatal glomerulonephritis, has been observed after administration of some antisense oligonucleotides.[3]

History

Viltolarsen was evaluated in two clinical studies with a total of 32 participants, all of whom were male and had genetically confirmed DMD.[3] The increase in dystrophin production was established in one of those two studies, a study that included sixteen DMD participants, with eight participants receiving viltolarsen at the recommended dose.[3] In the study, dystrophin levels increased, on average, from 0.6% of normal at baseline to 5.9% of normal at week 25.[3] Trial 1 provided data for evaluation of the benefits of viltolarsen.[4] The combined populations from both trials provided data for evaluation of the side effects of viltolarsen.[4] Trial 1 was conducted at six sites in the United States and Canada and Trial 2 was conducted at five sites in Japan.[4] All participants in both trials were on a stable dose of corticosteroids for at least three months before entering the trials.[4]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that the applicant’s data demonstrated an increase in dystrophin production that is reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit in people with DMD who have a confirmed mutation of the dystrophin gene amenable to exon 53 skipping.[3] A clinical benefit of the drug has not been established.[3] In making this decision, the FDA considered the potential risks associated with the drug, the life-threatening and debilitating nature of the disease, and the lack of available therapies.[3]

The application for viltolarsen was granted priority review designation and the FDA granted the approval to NS Pharma, Inc.[3]

References

  1. ^ https://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/viltolarsen.html
  2. Jump up to:a b c d e f “Viltepso- viltolarsen injection, solution”DailyMed. 12 August 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. Jump up to:a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u “FDA Approves Targeted Treatment for Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation”U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (Press release). 12 August 2020. Retrieved 12 August 2020.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. Jump up to:a b c d e f g h “Drug Trials Snapshots: Viltepso”U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 12 August 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ Anwar S, Yokota T (August 2020). “Golodirsen for Duchenne muscular dystrophy”. Drugs of Today56 (8): 491–504. doi:10.1358/dot.2020.56.8.3159186PMID 33025945.

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External links

Clinical data
Trade namesViltepso
Other namesNS-065/NCNP-01
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Pregnancy
category
US: N (Not classified yet)[1]
Routes of
administration
Intravenous
Drug classAntisense oligonucleotide
ATC codeNone
Legal status
Legal statusUS: ℞-only [2]In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
Identifiers
CAS Number2055732-84-6
DrugBankDB15005
ChemSpider71115970
UNIISXA7YP6EKX
KEGGD11528
ChEMBLChEMBL4298062
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC244H381N113O88P20
Molar mass6924.910 g·mol−1

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Pemigatinib


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Pemigatinib

INCB054828

FormulaC24H27F2N5O4
CAS1513857-77-62379919-96-5  HCL
Mol weight487.4991

2020/4/17FDA APPROVED, PEMAZYRE

佩米替尼 [Chinese] [INN]

3-(2,6-Difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-8-(morpholinomethyl)-1,3,4,6-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one

2H-Pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one, 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-8-(4-morpholinylmethyl)-

3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one 

  • Originator Incyte Corporation
  • Developer Incyte Corporation; Innovent Biologics
  • ClassAntineoplastics; Ethers; Fluorobenzenes; Morpholines; Pyridines; Pyrimidinones; Pyrroles; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Type 1 fibroblast growth factor receptor antagonists; Type 3 fibroblast growth factor receptor antagonists; Type 4 fibroblast growth factor receptor antagonists; Type-2 fibroblast growth factor receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status Yes – Myeloproliferative disorders; Lymphoma; Cholangiocarcinoma
  • MarketedCholangiocarcinoma
  • Phase IIBladder cancer; Lymphoma; Myeloproliferative disorders; Solid tumours; Urogenital cancer
  • Phase I/IICancer
  • 05 Nov 2020Preregistration for Cholangiocarcinoma (Late-stage disease, Metastatic disease, First line therapy, Inoperable/Unresectable) in Japan (PO) in November 2020
  • 05 Nov 2020Incyte Corporation stops enrolment in the FIGHT-205 trial for Bladder cancer due to regulatory feedback
  • 26 Oct 2020Preregistration for Cholangiocarcinoma (Second-line therapy or greater, Inoperable/Unresectable, Late-stage disease, Metastatic disease) in Canada (PO)

Pemigatinib, also known as INCB054828, is an orally bioavailable inhibitor of the fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) types 1, 2, and 3 (FGFR1/2/3), with potential antineoplastic activity. FGFR inhibitor INCB054828 binds to and inhibits FGFR1/2/3, which may result in the inhibition of FGFR1/2/3-related signal transduction pathways. This inhibits proliferation in FGFR1/2/3-overexpressing tumor cells.

Pemigatinib (INN),[2] sold under the brand name Pemazyre, is a medication for the treatment of adults with previously treated, unresectable locally advanced or metastatic bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) with a fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) fusion or other rearrangement as detected by an FDA-approved test.[3][4] Pemigatinib works by blocking FGFR2 in tumor cells to prevent them from growing and spreading.[3]

Pemigatinib belongs to a group of medicines called protein kinase inhibitors.[5] It works by blocking enzymes known as protein kinases, particularly those that are part of receptors (targets) called fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs).[5] FGFRs are found on the surface of cancer cells and are involved in the growth and spread of the cancer cells.[5] By blocking the tyrosine kinases in FGFRs, pemigatinib is expected to reduce the growth and spread of the cancer.[5]

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The most common adverse reactions are hyperphosphatemia and hypophosphatemia (electrolyte disorders), alopecia (spot baldness), diarrhea, nail toxicity, fatigue, dysgeusia (taste distortion), nausea, constipation, stomatitis (sore or inflammation inside the mouth), dry eye, dry mouth, decreased appetite, vomiting, joint pain, abdominal pain, back pain and dry skin.[3][4] Ocular (eye) toxicity is also a risk of pemigatinib.[3][4]

Medical uses

Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare form of cancer that forms in bile ducts, which are slender tubes that carry the digestive fluid bile from the liver to gallbladder and small intestine.[3] Pemigatinib is indicated for the treatment of adults with bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) that is locally advanced (when cancer has grown outside the organ it started in, but has not yet spread to distant parts of the body) or metastatic (when cancer cells spread to other parts of the body) and who have tumors that have a fusion or other rearrangement of a gene called fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2).[3] It should be used in patients who have been previously treated with chemotherapy and whose cancer has a certain type of abnormality in the FGFR2 gene.[6]

History

Pemigatinib was approved for use in the United States in April 2020 along with the FoundationOne CDX (Foundation Medicine, Inc.) as a companion diagnostic for patient selection.[3][4][7]

The approval of pemigatinib in the United States was based on the results the FIGHT-202 (NCT02924376) multicenter open-label single-arm trial that enrolled 107 participants with locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with an FGFR2 fusion or rearrangement who had received prior treatment.[3][4][6] The trial was conducted at 67 sites in the United States, Europe, and Asia.[6] During the clinical trial, participants received pemigatinib once a day for 14 consecutive days, followed by 7 days off, in 21-day cycles until the disease progressed or the patient experienced an unreasonable level of side effects.[3][4][6] To assess how well pemigatinib was working during the trial, participants were scanned every eight weeks.[3] The trial used established criteria to measure how many participants experienced a complete or partial shrinkage of their tumors during treatment (overall response rate).[3] The overall response rate was 36% (95% CI: 27%, 45%), with 2.8% of participants having a complete response and 33% having a partial response.[3] Among the 38 participants who had a response, 24 participants (63%) had a response lasting six months or longer and seven participants (18%) had a response lasting 12 months or longer.[3][4]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the application for pemigatinib priority reviewbreakthrough therapy and orphan drug designations.[3][4][8][9] The FDA granted approval of Pemazyre to Incyte Corporation.[3]

On 24 August 2018, orphan designation (EU/3/18/2066) was granted by the European Commission to Incyte Biosciences Distribution B.V., the Netherlands, for pemigatinib for the treatment of biliary tract cancer.[5] On 17 October 2019, orphan designation EU/3/19/2216 was granted by the European Commission to Incyte Biosciences Distribution B.V., the Netherlands, for pemigatinib for the treatment of myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms with eosinophilia and rearrangement of PDGFRA, PDGFRB, or FGFR1, or with PCM1-JAK2.[10]

PATENT

US 20200281907

The present disclosure is directed to, inter alia, methods of treating cancer in a patient in need thereof, comprising administering pemigatinib, which is 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′: 5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one, having the structure shown below:

 Pemigatinib is described in U.S. Pat. No. 9,611,267, the entirety of which is incorporated herein by reference. Pemigatinib is further described in US Publication Nos.: 2019/0337948 and 2020/0002338, the entireties of which are incorporated herein by reference.

      Provided herein is a method of treating cancer comprising administering a therapy to a patient in need thereof, wherein the therapy comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of pemigatinib to the patient while avoiding the concomitant administration of a CYP3A4 perpetrator.

Example 1. Synthesis of Pemigatinib

Step 1: 4-(ethylamino)-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-5-carbaldehyde


 
      A mixture of 4-chloro-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-5-carbaldehyde (CAS #958230-19-8, Lakestar Tech, Lot: 124-132-29: 3.0 g, 17 mmol) and ethylamine (10M in water, 8.3 mL, 83 mmol) in 2-methoxyethanol (20 mL, 200 mmol) was heated to 130° C. and stirred overnight. The mixture was cooled to room temperature then concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was treated with 1N HCl (30 mL) and stirred at room temperature for 1 h then neutralized with saturated NaHCO aqueous solution. The precipitate was collected via filtration then washed with water and dried to provide the desired product (2.9 g, 92%). LC-MS calculated for C 10123O [M+H] + m/z: 190.1; found: 190.1.

Step 2: 5-{[(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)amino]methyl}-N-ethyl-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-4-amine


 
      A mixture of 4-(ethylamino)-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-5-carbaldehyde (7.0 g, 37 mmol), 2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyaniline (9.1 g, 48 mmol) and [(1S)-7,7-dimethyl-2-oxobicyclo[2.2.1]hept-1-yl]methanesulfonic acid (Aldrich, cat #21360: 2 g, 7 mmol) in xylenes (250 mL) was heated to reflux with azeotropic removal of water using Dean-Stark for 2 days at which time LC-MS showed the reaction was complete. The mixture was cooled to room temperature and the solvent was removed under reduced pressure. The residue was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (500 mL) and then 2.0 M lithium tetrahydroaluminate in THF (37 mL, 74 mmol) was added slowly and the resulting mixture was stirred at 50° C. for 3 h then cooled to room temperature. The reaction was quenched by addition of water, 15% aqueous NaOH and water. The mixture was filtered and washed with THF. The filtrate was concentrated and the residue was washed with CH 2Cl and then filtered to get the pure product (11 g, 82%). LC-MS calculated for C 1821242[M+H] + m/z: 363.2; found: 363.1.

Step 3: 3-(2,6-Difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one


 
      A solution of triphosgene (5.5 g, 18 mmol) in tetrahydrofuran (30 mL) was added slowly to a mixture of 5-{[(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)amino]methyl}-N-ethyl-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-4-amine (5.6 g, 15 mmol) in tetrahydrofuran (100 mL) at 0° C. and then the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 6 h. The mixture was cooled to 0° C. and then 1.0 M sodium hydroxide in water (100 mL, 100 mmol) was added slowly. The reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight and the formed precipitate was collected via filtration, washed with water, and then dried to provide the first batch of the purified desired product. The organic layer in the filtrate was separated and the aqueous layer was extracted with methylene chloride. The combined organic layer was concentrated and the residue was triturated with methylene chloride then filtered and dried to provide another batch of the product (total 5.5 g, 92%). LC-MS calculated for C 1919243[M+H] + m/z: 389.1; found: 389.1.

Step 4: 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one


 
      To a solution of 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one (900 mg, 2.32 mmol) in N,N-dimethylformamide (20 mL) cooled to 0° C. was added sodium hydride (185 mg, 4.63 mmol, 60 wt % in mineral oil). The resulting mixture was stirred at 0° C. for 30 min then benzenesulfonyl chloride (0.444 mL, 3.48 mmol) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred at 0° C. for 1.5 h at which time LC-MS showed the reaction completed to the desired product. The reaction was quenched with saturated NH 4Cl solution and diluted with water. The white precipitate was collected via filtration then washed with water and hexanes, dried to afford the desired product (1.2 g, 98%) as a white solid which was used in the next step without further purification. LC-MS calculated for C 2523245S [M+H] + m/z: 529.1; found: 529.1.

Step 5: 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-2-oxo-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-2,3,4,7-tetrahydro-1H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidine-8-carbaldehyde


 
      To a solution of 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′: 5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one (1.75 g, 3.31 mmol) in tetrahydrofuran (80 mL) at −78° C. was added freshly prepared lithium diisopropylamide (1M in tetrahydrofuran (THF), 3.48 mL, 3.48 mmol). The resulting mixture was stirred at −78° C. for 30 min then N,N-dimethylformamide (1.4 mL, 18 mmol) was added slowly. The reaction mixture was stirred at −78° C. for 30 min then quenched with water and extracted with EtOAc. The organic extracts were combined then washed with water and brine. The organic layer was dried over Na 2SO and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography eluted with 0 to 20% EtOAc in DCM to give the desired product as a white solid (1.68 g, 91%). LC-MS calculated for C 2623246S (M+H) + m/z: 557.1; found: 556.9.

Step 6: 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one


 
      To a solution 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-2-oxo-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-2,3,4,7-tetrahydro-1H-pyrrolo[3′,2′: 5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidine-8-carbaldehyde (1.73 g, 3.11 mmol) in dichloromethane (50 mL) was added morpholine (0.95 mL, 11 mmol), followed by acetic acid (2 mL, 30 mmol). The resulting yellow solution was stirred at room temperature overnight then sodium triacetoxyborohydride (2.3 g, 11 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at room temperature for 3 h at which time LC-MS showed the reaction went to completion to the desired product. The reaction was quenched with saturated NaHCO then extracted with ethyl acetate (EtOAc). The organic extracts were combined then washed with water and brine. The organic layer was dried over Na 2SO and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography eluted with 0 to 40% EtOAc in DCM to give the desired product as a yellow solid (1.85 g, 95%). LC-MS calculated for C 3032256S (M+H) + m/z: 628.2; found: 628.0.

Step 7: 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′: 5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one (pemigatinib)

      To a solution of 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′: 5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one (1.5 g, 2.4 mmol) in tetrahydrofuran (40 mL) was added tetra-n-butylammonium fluoride (1M in THF, 7.2 mL, 7.2 mmol). The resulting solution was stirred at 50° C. for 1.5 h then cooled to room temperature and quenched with water. The mixture was extracted with dichloromethane (DCM) and the organic extracts were combined then washed with water and brine. The organic layer was dried over Na 2SO and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography eluted with 0 to 10% MeOH in DCM to give the desired product as a white solid, which was further purified by prep HPLC (pH=2, acetonitrile/H 2O). LC-MS calculated for C 242825(M+H) + m/z: 488.2; found: 488.0. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO) δ 12.09 (s, 1H), 8.06 (s, 1H), 7.05 (t, J=8.1 Hz, 1H), 6.87 (s, 1H), 4.78 (s, 2H), 4.50 (s, 2H), 4.17 (q, J=6.8 Hz, 2H), 3.97 (br, 2H), 3.89 (s, 6H), 3.65 (br, 2H), 3.37 (br, 2H), 3.15 (br, 2H), 1.37 (t, J=6.8 Hz, 3H).

PATENT

WO 2019213506

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2019213506

PATENT

WO 2019213544

The present disclosure is directed to, inter alia, solid forms, including crystalline forms and amorphous forms, of 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-l-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)- 1 ,3,4,7 -tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo [3 ‘,2’ : 5 ,6]pyrido [4,3 -d]pyrimidin-2-one

(Compound 1), and processes and intermediates for preparing the compound. The structure of Compound 1 is shown below.

Compound 1

Compound 1 is described in US Patent No. 9,611,267, the entirety of which is incorporated herein by reference.

Example 1

Synthesis of 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-l-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-l^, 4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3f,2f:5,6]pyrido[4r3-d]pyrimidin-2-one (Compound 1) Scheme 1.

Step 1: Synthesis of 4-((4-chloro-5-(l, 3-dioxolan-2-yl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)-lH-pyrrolo[2, 3-b ] pyridin-2-yl) methyl) morpholine

To a l-L flask was added 4-chloro-5-(l,3-dioxolan-2-yl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)-lH-pyrrolo [2,3-b] pyridine (50.0 g, 137 mmol) (see, e.g., Example 2) and tetrahydrofuran (THF, 266 g, 300 mL) under N2. To this mixture at -70 °C was added 2.0 M lithium

diisopropylamide in THF/heptane/ethyl benzene (77.4 g, 95 mL, 190 mmol, 1.4 eq.). The mixture was stirred at -70 °C for 1 h. To the mixture was added /V- formyl morpholine (29.7 g, 258 mmol, 1.9 eq.) in THF (22. 2 g, 25 mL) dropwise. The reaction was done in 30 min after addition. LC/MS showed that the desired product, 4-chloro-5-(l, 3-dioxolan-2-yl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)- 1 //-pyrrolo [2, 3-61 pyridine-2-carbaldehyde, was formed cleanly. The reaction was quenched with acetic acid (16.4 g, 15.6 mL, 274 mmol, 2.0 eq.) and the dry ice cooling was removed. To the mixture was added morpholine (33.7 g, 33.5 mL, 387 mmol, 2.83 eq.) followed by acetic acid (74.0 g, 70 mL, 1231 mmol, and 9.0 eq.) at 0 °C (internal temperature rose from 0 °C to 18 °C) and stirred overnight. Sodium triacetoxyborohydride (52.50 g, 247.7 mmol, 1.8 eq.) was added and the reaction mixture temperature rose from 20 °C to 32 °C. The mixture was stirred at room temperature for 30 min. HPLC & LC/MS indicated the reaction was complete. Water (100 g, 100 mL) was added followed by 2.0 M sodium carbonate (Na2C03) in water (236 g, 200 mL, 400 mmol, 2.9 eq.) slowly (off gas!). The mixture was stirred for about 30 min. The organic layer was separated and water (250 g, 250 mL) and heptane (308 g, 450 mL) were added. The resulting slurry was stirred for 1 h and the solid was collected by filtration. The wet cake was washed with heptane twice (75.00 mL x 2, 51.3 g x 2) before being dried in oven at 50 °C overnight to give the desired product, 4-((4-chloro-5-( 1 3-dioxolan-2-yl)- 1 -(phenylsulfonyl)- 1 //-pyrrolo|2.3-6 |pyridin-2-yl)methyl)morpholine as a light brown solid (52.00 g, 81.8 % yield): LCMS calculated for C21H23CIN2O5S [M+H]+: 464.00; Found: 464.0; ftf NMR ^OO MHz, DMSO-de) d 8.48 (s, 1 H), 8.38 (m, 2H), 7.72 (m, 1H), 7.64 (m, 2H), 6.83 (s, 1H), 6.13 (s, 1H), 4.12 (m, 2H), 4.00 (m, 2H), 3.92 (s, 2H), 3.55 (m, 4H), 2.47 (m, 4H).

Step 2: Synthesis of 4-chloro-2-(morpholinomethyl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)-lH-pyrrolo[2, 3-b] pyridine-5 -carbaldehyde

To a 2 L reactor with a thermocouple, an addition funnel, and a mechanical stirrer was charged 4-((4-chloro-5 -(1 ,3 -dioxolan-2-yl)- 1 -(phenylsulfonyl)- 1 //-pyrrolo [2,3 -6]pyridin-2-yl)methyl)morpholine (20.00 g, 43.1 mmol) and dichloromethane (265 g, 200 mL) at room temperature. The resulting mixture was stirred at room temperature (internal temperature

was 19.5 °C) to achieve a solution. To the resulting solution was added an aqueous hydrochloric acid solution (0.5 M, 240 g, 200.0 ml, 100 mmol, 2.32 eq.) at room temperature in 7 min. After over 23 h agitations at room temperature, the bilayer reaction mixture turned into a thick colorless suspension. When HPLC showed the reaction was complete, the slurry was cooled to 0-5 °C and aqueous sodium hydroxide solution (1 N, 104 g, 100 mL, 100 mmol, and 2.32 eq.) was added in about 10 min to adjust the pH of the reaction mixture to 10-11. «-Heptane (164 g, 240 mL) was added and the reaction mixture and the mixture were stirred at room temperature for 1 h. The solid was collected by filtration and the wet cake was washed with water (2 x 40 mL), heptane (2 x 40 ml) before being dried in oven at 50 °C under vacuum to afford the desired product, 4-chloro-2-(morpholinomethyl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)- 1 //-pyrrolo|2.3-/i |pyridine-5-carbaldehyde as a light brown solid (16.9 g, 93% yield): LCMS calculated for C19H19CIN3O4S [M+H]+: 420.00; Found: 420.0; ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) d 10.33 (s, 1H), 8.76 (s, 1 H), 8.42 (m, 2H), 7.74 (m, 1H), 7.65 (m, 2H), 6.98 (s, 1H), 3.96 (m, 2H), 3.564 (m, 4H), 2.51 (m, 4H).

Step 3: Synthesis ofN-((4-chloro-2-(morpholinomethyl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)-lH-pyrrolo [2, 3-h] pyridin-5-yl) methyl) -2, 6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyaniline

To a 2-L reactor equipped with a thermocouple, a nitrogen inlet and mechanical stirrer were charged AOV-dimethyl formamide (450 mL, 425 g), 4-chloro-2-(morpholinomethyl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)- 1 //-pyrrolo|2.3-6 |pyridine-5-carbaldehyde (30.0 g, 71.45 mmol) and 2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyanihne (14.2 g, 75.0 mmol). To this suspension (internal temperature 20 °C) was added chlorotrimethylsilane (19.4 g, 22. 7 mL, 179 mmol) dropwise in 10 min at room temperature (internal temperature 20-23 °C). The suspension changed into a solution in 5 min after the chlorotrimethylsilane addition. The solution was stirred at room temperature for 1.5 h before cooled to 0-5 °C with ice-bath. Borane-THF complex in THF (1.0 M, 71.4 mL, 71.4 mmol, 64.2 g, 1.0 eq.) was added dropwise via additional funnel over 30 min while maintaining temperature at 0-5 °C. After addition, the mixture was stirred for 4 h. Water (150 g, 150 mL) was added under ice-bath cooling in 20 min, followed by slow addition of ammonium hydroxide solution (28% N¾, 15.3 g, 17 ml, 252 mmol, 3.53 eq.) to pH 9-10 while maintaining the temperature below 10 °C. More water (250 mL, 250 g) was added through the additional funnel. The slurry was stirred for 30 min and the solids were collected by filtration. The wet cake was washed with water (90 g x 2, 90 ml x 2) and heptane (61.6 g x2, 90 ml x 2). The product w as suction dried overnight to give the desired product LG-((4-chloro-2-(morphohnomethyl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)-li/-pyrrolo[2,3-Z>]pyridin-5-yl)methyl)-2,6- difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyaniline (41.6 g, 96% yield): LCMS calculated for C27H28ClF2N405S[M+H]+: 593.10; Found: 593.1 ; ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) 5 8.36 (m, 2H), 8.28 (s, 1H), 7.72 (m, 1H), 7.63 (m, 2H), 6.78 (s, 1H), 6.29 (m, 1H), 5.82 (m, 1H), 4.58 (m, 2H), 3.91 (s, 2H), 3.76 (s, 6H), 3.56 (m, 4H), 2.47 (m, 4H).

Step 4: Synthesis of l-((4-chloro-2-(morpholinomethyl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)-lH-pyrrolo [2, 3-b ] pyridin-5-yl) methyl)-! -(2, 6-difluoro-3, 5-dimethoxyphenyl)-3-ethylurea

To a 2-L, 3-neck round bottom flask fitted with a thermocouple, a nitrogen bubbler inlet, and a magnetic stir were charged /V-((4-chloro-2-(morpholinomethyl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)-li/-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-5-yl)methyl)-2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyaniline (67.0 g, 113 mmol) and acetonitrile (670 ml, 527 g). The suspension was cooled to 0-5 °C.

To the mixture was charged ethyl isocyanate (17.7 mL, 15.9 g, 224 mmol, 1.98 eq.) over 30 sec. The temperature stayed unchanged at 0.7 °C after the charge. Methanesulfonic acid (16.1 mL, 23.9 g, 248 mmol, 2.2 eq.) was charged dropwise over 35 min while maintaining the temperature below 2 °C. The mixture was warmed to room temperature and stirred overnight. At 24 h after addition showed that the product was 93.7%, unreacted SM was 0.73% and the major impurity (bis-isocyanate adduct) was 1.3%. The mixture was cooled with an ice-bath and quenched with sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution (1.0M, 235 mL, 244 g, 235 mmol, 2.08 eq.) over 20 min and then saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate

(NaHCCh) solution (1.07 M, 85 mL, 91 g, 0.091 mol, 0.80 eq.) over 10 min. Water (550 mL, 550 g) was added and the liquid became one phase. The mixture was stirred for 2 h and the solids were collected by filtration, washed with water (165 mL, 165 g) to give l-((4-chloro-2-(morpholinomethyl)- 1 -(phenylsulfonyl)- 1 //-pyrrolo| 2.3-6 |p\ ri din-5 -y l (methy l )- 1 -(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-3-ethylurea ( 70.3 g, 93.7% yield).

The crude l-((4-chloro-2-(morpholinomethyl)-l -(phenylsulfonyl)- li/-pyrrolo [2, 3-61 pyridin-5-yl) methyl)- 1 -(2, 6-difluoro-3, 5-dimethoxyphenyl)-3-ethylurea (68.5 g, 103 mmol) was added in to acetonitrile (616 mL, 485 g). The mixture was heated 60-65 °C and an amber colored thin suspension was obtained. The solid was filtered off with celite and the celite was washed with acetonitrile (68.5 mL, 53.8 g). To the pale yellow filtrate was added water (685 g, 685 ml) to form a slurry. The slurry was stirred overnight at room temperature and filtered. The solid was added to water (685 mL, 685 g) and stirred at 60 °C for 2 h. The solid was filtered and re-slurred in heptane (685 mL, 469 g) overnight. The product was dried in an oven at 50 °C under vacuum for 48 h to afford l-((4-chloro-2-(morpholinomethyl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)- 1 //-pyrrolo|2.3-6 |pyridin-5-yl)methyl)- 1 -(2.6-difluoro-3.5-

dimethoxyphenyl)-3-ethylurea as a colorless solid (62.2 g, 90.8% yield, 99.9% purity by HPLC area%). KF was 0.028%. Acetonitrile (by ‘H NMR) was about 1.56%, DCM (by ‘H NMR) 2.0%: LCMS calculated for C30H33CIF2N5O6S [M+H]+: EM: 664.17; Found: 664.2; ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) d 8.33 (m, 2H), 8.31 (s, 1H), 7.72 (m, 1H), 7.64 (m, 1H), 6.96 (m, 2H), 6.73 (s, 1H), 6.43 (m, 1H), 4.87 (s, 2H), 3.90 (s, 2H), 3.77 (s, 6H), 3.54 (m, 4H),

3.03 (m, 2H), 2.46 (m, 4H), 0.95 (m, 3H).

Step 5: Synthesis of 3-(2, 6-difluoro-3, 5-dimethoxyphenyl)-l-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-l, 3, 4, 7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[ 3 2’:5, 6 ]pyrido[ 4, 3-d]pyrimidin-2-one

To a 2000 mL flask equipped with a thermal couple, a nitrogen inlet, and a mechanical stirrer were charged dry l-((4-chloro-2-(morpholinomethyl)-l-(phenylsulfonyl)-1 //-pyrrolo| 2.3-6 |pyridin-5-yl)methyl)- 1 -(2.6-dinuoro-3.5-dimetho\yphenyl)-3-ethylurea (30.0 g, 45.2 mmol, KF=0. l l%) and tetrahydrofuran (1200 mL, 1063 g). To this suspension at room temperature was charged 1.0 M lithium hexamethyldisilazide in THF (62.3 mL, 55.5 g, 62.3 mmol, 1.38 eq). The mixture turned into a solution after the base addition. The reaction mixture was stirred for 2 h and HPLC shows the starting material was not detectable. To this mixture was added 1.0 M hydrochloric acid (18.1 mL, -18.1 g. 18.1 mmol, 0.4 eq.). The solution was concentrated to 600 mL and water (1200 mL, 1200 g) was added. Slurry was formed after water addition. The slurry was stirred for 30 min at room temperature and the solid was collected by filtration. The wet cake was washed with water twice (60 mLx2,

60 gx2) and dried at 50 °C overnight to give 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-l-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-l,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4, 3-d]pyrimidin-2-one as a light brown solid (26.58 g, as-is yield 93.7%): THF by ‘H NMR 0.32%, KF 5.26%, adjusted yield was 88.5%: LCMS calculated for C30H32F2N5O6S [M+H]+: EM: 628.20; Found: 628.2; ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) d 8.41 (m, 2H), 8.07 (s, 1H), 7.70 (m, 1H), 7.63 (m, 2H), 7.05 (m, 1H), 6.89 (s, 1H), 4.76 (s, 2H), 4.09 (m, 2H), 3.93 (s, 2H), 3.89 (s, 6H), 3.60 (m, 4H), 2.50 (m, 4H), 1.28 (m, 3H).

Step 6: Synthesis of 3-( 2, 6-difluoro-3, 5-dimethoxyphenyl)-l-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-1,3, 4, 7 -tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo [ 3 ‘, 2 5, 6 ]pyrido[ 4, 3-dJpyrimidin-2-one

To a stirring suspension of 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-l-ethyl-8-(morpholinomethyl)-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-l,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2i/-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one (10.0 g, 15.93 mmol) in l,4-dioxane (100 ml, 103 g) in a 500 mL flask equipped with a nitrogen inlet, a condenser, a thermocouple and a heating mantle was added 1 M aqueous sodium hydroxide (63.7 ml, 66.3 g, 63.7 mmol). The reaction mixture was heated at 75 °C for 18 h. LCMS showed the reaction was complete. Water (100 mL, 100 g) was added to give a thick suspension. This slurry was stirred at room temperature for 1 h and filtered. The cake was washed with water (3 x 10 mL, 3 x 10 g) and heptane (2 x 10 mL, 2 x 6.84 g). The cake was dried overnight by pulling a vacuum through the filter cake and then dried in an oven at 50 °C under vacuum overnight to give 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-l-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-l,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5, 6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one (6.8 g, 87.6% yield): LCMS calculated for C24H28F2N5O4 [M+H]+: 488.20; Found: 488.2.

PATENT

US 20130338134

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20130338134A1/en

  • [0831]

Step 1: 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one

  • [0832]
  • [0833]
    To a solution of 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one (Example 49, Step 3: 900 mg, 2.32 mmol) in N,N-dimethylformamide (20 mL) cooled to 0° C. was added sodium hydride (185 mg, 4.63 mmol, 60 wt % in mineral oil). The resulting mixture was stirred at 0° C. for 30 min then benzenesulfonyl chloride (0.444 mL, 3.48 mmol) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred at 0° C. for 1.5 h at which time LC-MS showed the reaction completed to the desired product. The reaction was quenched with saturated NH4Cl solution and diluted with water. The white precipitate was collected via filtration then washed with water and hexanes, dried to afford the desired product (1.2 g, 98%) as a white solid which was used in the next step without further purification. LC-MS calculated for C25H23F2N4O5S [M+H]+ m/z: 529.1; found: 529.1.

Step 2: 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-2-oxo-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-2,3,4,7-tetrahydro-1H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidine-8-carbaldehyde

  • [0834]
  • [0835]
    To a solution of 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one (1.75 g, 3.31 mmol) in tetrahydrofuran (80 mL) at −78° C. was added freshly prepared lithium diisopropylamide (1M in tetrahydrofuran (THF), 3.48 mL, 3.48 mmol). The resulting mixture was stirred at −78° C. for 30 min then N,N-dimethylformamide (1.4 mL, 18 mmol) was added slowly. The reaction mixture was stirred at −78° C. for 30 min then quenched with water and extracted with EtOAc. The organic extracts were combined then washed with water and brine. The organic layer was dried over Na2SOand concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography eluted with 0 to 20% EtOAc in DCM to give the desired product as a white solid (1.68 g, 91%). LC-MS calculated for C26H23F2N4O6S (M+H)+ m/z: 557.1; found: 556.9.

Step 3: 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one

  • [0836]
  • [0837]
    To a solution 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-2-oxo-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-2,3,4,7-tetrahydro-1H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidine-8-carbaldehyde (1.73 g, 3.11 mmol) in dichloromethane (50 mL) was added morpholine (0.95 mL, 11 mmol), followed by acetic acid (2 mL, 30 mmol). The resulting yellow solution was stirred at room temperature overnight then sodium triacetoxyborohydride (2.3 g, 11 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at room temperature for 3 h at which time LC-MS showed the reaction went to completion to the desired product. The reaction was quenched with saturated NaHCOthen extracted with ethyl acetate (EtOAc). The organic extracts were combined then washed with water and brine. The organic layer was dried over Na2SOand concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography eluted with 0 to 40% EtOAc in DCM to give the desired product as a yellow solid (1.85 g, 95%). LC-MS calculated for C30H32F2N5O6S (M+H)+ m/z: 628.2; found: 628.0.

Step 4: 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one

  • [0838]
    To a solution of 3-(2,6-difluoro-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-ethyl-8-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-7-(phenylsulfonyl)-1,3,4,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrrolo[3′,2′:5,6]pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-one (1.5 g, 2.4 mmol) in tetrahydrofuran (40 mL) was added tetra-n-butylammonium fluoride (1M in THF, 7.2 mL, 7.2 mmol). The resulting solution was stirred at 50° C. for 1.5 h then cooled to room temperature and quenched with water. The mixture was extracted with dichloromethane (DCM) and the organic extracts were combined then washed with water and brine. The organic layer was dried over Na2SOand concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography eluted with 0 to 10% MeOH in DCM to give the desired product as a white solid, which was further purified by prep HPLC (pH=2, acetonitrile/H2O). LC-MS calculated for C24H28F2N5O(M+H)+ m/z: 488.2; found: 488.0. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO) δ 12.09 (s, 1H), 8.06 (s, 1H), 7.05 (t, J=8.1 Hz, 1H), 6.87 (s, 1H), 4.78 (s, 2H), 4.50 (s, 2H), 4.17 (q, J=6.8 Hz, 2H), 3.97 (br, 2H), 3.89 (s, 6H), 3.65 (br, 2H), 3.37 (br, 2H), 3.15 (br, 2H), 1.37 (t, J=6.8 Hz, 3H).

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Further reading

External links

  • “Pemigatinib”Drug Information Portal. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  • “Pemigatinib”National Cancer Institute.
  • Clinical trial number NCT02924376 for “Efficacy and Safety of Pemigatinib in Subjects With Advanced/Metastatic or Surgically Unresectable Cholangiocarcinoma Who Failed Previous Therapy – (FIGHT-202)” at ClinicalTrials.gov
Clinical data
Trade namesPemazyre
Other namesINCB054828
AHFS/Drugs.comMonograph
MedlinePlusa620028
License dataUS DailyMedPemigatinib
Pregnancy
category
US: N (Not classified yet)[1]
Routes of
administration
By mouth
ATC codeNone
Legal status
Legal statusUS: ℞-only
Identifiers
IUPAC name[show]
CAS Number1513857-77-6
PubChem CID86705695
DrugBankDB15102
ChemSpider68007304
UNIIY6BX7BL23K
KEGGD11417
ChEMBLChEMBL4297522
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC24H27F2N5O4
Molar mass487.508 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)Interactive image
SMILES[hide]CCN1C2=C3C=C(NC3=NC=C2CN(C1=O)C4=C(C(=CC(=C4F)OC)OC)F)CN5CCOCC5
InChI[hide]InChI=1S/C24H27F2N5O4/c1-4-30-21-14(11-27-23-16(21)9-15(28-23)13-29-5-7-35-8-6-29)12-31(24(30)32)22-19(25)17(33-2)10-18(34-3)20(22)26/h9-11H,4-8,12-13H2,1-3H3,(H,27,28)Key:HCDMJFOHIXMBOV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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