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Elacridar


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ChemSpider 2D Image | elacridar | C34H33N3O5

Elacridar

C34H33N3O5, 563.6 g/mol
依克立达;gw0918
UNII-N488540F94

143664-11-3 [RN]
143851-84-7 (maleate salt(1:1))
143851-98-3 (monoHCl)
4-Acridinecarboxamide, N-[4-[2-(3,4-dihydro-6,7-dimethoxy-2(1H)-isoquinolinyl)ethyl]phenyl]-9,10-dihydro-5-methoxy-9-oxo-[ACD/Index Name]
7582
AR7621300

N-[4-[2-(6,7-dimethoxy-3,4-dihydro-1H-isoquinolin-2-yl)ethyl]phenyl]-5-methoxy-9-oxo-10H-acridine-4-carboxamide

GF120918

Elacridar (GF120918)

GF-120918
GG-918
GW-120918
GW-918
GF-120918A (HCl)

GlaxoSmithKline  (previously  Glaxo Wellcome ) was developing elacridar, an inhibitor of the multidrug resistance transporter BCRP (breast cancer resistant protein), as an oral bioenhancer for the treatment of solid tumors.

Elacridar is an oral bioenhancer which had been in early clinical trials at GlaxoSmithKline for the treatment of cancer, however, no recent development has been reported. It is a very potent inhibitor of P-glycoprotein, an ABC-transporter protein that has been implicated in conferring multidrug resistance to tumor cells.

SYN

The condensation of 2-(4-nitrophenyl)ethyl bromide with 6,7-dimethoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline by means of K2CO3 and KI in DMF at 100 C gives 6,7-dimethoxy-2-[2-(4-nitrophenyl)ethyl]-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline,

Which is reduced with H2 over Pd/C in ethanol to yield the corresponding amine . Finally, this compound is condensed with 5-methoxy-9-oxo-9,10-dihydroacridine-4-carboxylic acid  by means of DCC and HOBt in DMF to afford the target carboxamide.

The intermediate 5-methoxy-9-oxo-9,10-dihydroacridine-4-carboxylic acidhas been obtained as follows: The condensation of 2-amino-3-methoxybenzoic acid  with 2-bromobenzoic acid  by means of K2CO3 and copper dust give the diphenylamine , which is cyclized to the target acridine Elacridar by means of POCl3 in refluxing acetonitrile.

PATENT

WO-2019183403

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2019183403&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION&_cid=P11-K1LK8Y-65903-1

Deuterated analogs of elacridar as P-gp/BCRP inhibitor by preventing efflux useful for treating cancer.

Elacridar, previously referred to as GF120918, is a compound with the structure of 9,10-dihydro-5-methoxy-9-oxo-N-[4-[2-(1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydro- 6,7-dimethoxy-2-isoquinolinyl)ethyl] phenyl]-4-acridine-carboxamide or, as sometimes written, N-4-[2-(1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydro-6,7-dimethoxy-2-isoquinolinyl)ethyl]-phenyl)-9,10-dihydro-5-methoxy- 9-oxo-4-acridine carboxamide. Elacridar was originally described as a P-gp selective inhibitor but is now recognized as a dual P-gp/BCRP inhibitor. (Matsson P, Pedersen JM, Norinder U, Bergstrom CA, and Artursson P 2009 Identification of novel specific and general inhibitors of the three major human ATP-binding cassette transporters P-gp, BCRP and MRP2 among registered drugs. Pharm Res 26:1816-1831 ).

003 Elacridar has been examined with some success both in vitro and in vivo as a P-gp and BCRP inhibitor. By way of example, in cancer patients, coadministration of elacridar with therapeutic agents such as paclitaxel (P-gp substrate) and topotecan (BCRP substrate) improved their oral absorption – presumably by preventing efflux into the intestinal lumen by P-gp/BCRP pumps located in the Gl tract. Similarly, in rodents, elacridar has been coadministered with some success with pump substrates such as morphine, amprenavir, imatinib, dasatinib, gefitinib, sorafenib, and sunitinib to increase drug levels in the brain (by blocking efflux mediated by P-gp and BCRP at the blood brain barrier). A summary of some of these studies can be found in a study report by Sane et al. (Drug Metabolism And Disposition 40:1612-1619, 2012).

004 Administration of elacridar has several limitations. By way of example, elacridar has unfavorable physicochemical properties; it is practically insoluble in water, making it difficult to formulate as, for example, either an injectable or oral dosage form. Elacridar’s poor solubility and high lipophilicity result in dissolution rate-limited absorption from the gut lumen.

005 A variety of approaches have been pursued in order to increase efficacy of elacridar. For example, United States Patent Application Publication 20140235631 discloses a nanoparticle formulation in order to increase oral bioavailability.

006 Sane et al. (Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 102, 1343-1354 (2013)) report a micro-emulsion formulation of elacridar to try and overcome its dissolution-rate-limited bioavailability.

007 Sawicki et al. (Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 2017 VOL. 43, NO. 4, 584-594) described an amorphous solid dispersion formulation of freeze dried elacridar hydrochloride-povidone K30-sodium dodecyl sulfate. However, when tested in healthy human volunteers, extremely high doses (e.g. 1000 mg) were required to achieve a Cmax of 326 ng/ml. (Sawicki et al. Drug Deliv. and Transl.

Res. Published online 18 Nov 2016).

008 Montesinos et al. (Mol Pharm. 2015 Nov 2; 12(11 ):3829-38) attempted several PEGylated liposome formulations of elacridar which resulted in a partial increase in half life, but without an increase in efficacy when co-administered with a therapeutic agent.

009 Because of the great unpredictability in the art and poor correlations in many cases between animal and human data, the value of such formulation attempts await clinical trial.

0010 Studies of the whole body distribution of a microdose of 11C elacridar after intravenous injection showed high level accumulation in the liver (Bauer et al. J Nucl Med. 2016;57:1265-1268). This has led some to suggest that systemic levels of elacridar are also substantially limited by clearance in the liver.

0011 A potentially attractive strategy for improving metabolic stability of some drugs is deuterium modification. In this approach, one attempts to slow the CYP-mediated metabolism of a drug or to reduce the rate of formation of inactive metabolites by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms with deuterium atoms.

Deuterium is a safe, stable, non-radioactive isotope of hydrogen. Compared to hydrogen, deuterium forms stronger bonds with carbon. In select cases, the increased bond strength imparted by deuterium can positively impact the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and/or toxicity (‘ADMET’) properties of a drug, creating the potential for improved drug efficacy, safety, and/or tolerability. At the same time, because the size and shape of deuterium are essentially identical to those of hydrogen, replacement of hydrogen by deuterium would not be expected to affect the biochemical potency and selectivity of the drug as compared to the original chemical entity that contains only hydrogen.

0012 Over the past 35 years, the effects of deuterium substitution on the rate of metabolism have been reported for a very small percentage of approved drugs (see, e.g., Blake, M I et al, J Pharm Sci, 1975, 64:367-91 ; Foster, A B, Adv Drug Res 1985, 14:1 -40 (“Foster”); Kushner, D J et al, Can J Physiol Pharmacol 1999, 79-88; Fisher, M B et al, Curr Opin Drug Discov Devel, 2006, 9:101 -09 (“Fisher”)). The results have been variable and unpredictable. For some compounds, deuteration indeed caused decreased metabolic clearance in vivo. For others, no change in metabolism was observed. Still others demonstrated increased metabolic clearance. The great unpredictability and variability in deuterium effects has led experts to question or dismiss deuterium modification as a viable drug design strategy for inhibiting metabolism (see Foster at p. 35 and Fisher at p. 101 ).

0013 The effects of deuterium modification on a drug’s metabolic properties are not predictable even when deuterium atoms are incorporated at known sites of metabolism. Only by actually preparing and testing a deuterated drug can one determine if and how the rate of metabolism will differ from that of its non-deuterated counterpart. See, for example, Fukuto et al. (J. Med. Chem. 1991 , 34, 2871 -76). Many drugs have multiple sites where metabolism is possible. The site(s) where deuterium substitution is required and the extent of deuteration necessary to see an effect on metabolism, if any, will be different for each drug.

0014 Considering elacridar’s challenging physicochemical and ADMET properties in humans, in spite of recent formulation advancements, there remains a need in the art for elacridar analogs that can achieve higher, less variable levels in the systemic circulation, at the blood-brain barrier, and elsewhere to optimize efflux inhibition.

Example 1 : Synthesis of Instant Analogs and Compositions

00179 This example demonstrates a synthetic method for making elacridar analogs, deuterium substitutions based upon the deuteration of the starting compounds. The synthesis and the analog numbers refer to Figure 4.

00180 Step 1

00181 A 12L three-neck flask was charged with compound 1 (270.5 g, 1.618 mol), compound 2 (357.8 g, 1.78 mol, 1.1 eq.), K2C03 (447 g, 3.236 mol, 2.0 eq), Cu (20.6 g, 0.324 mol, 0.2 eq.) and ethanol (2.7 L) and the resulting mixture was heated to reflux under nitrogen for 1 hour. The reaction mixture was cooled to room

temperature after the reaction progress was checked with LC-MS. Water (2.7 L) was added and the mixture was filtered through a pad of Celite. The Celite was washed with water (1.35L) and the combined filtrate was adjusted to pH~2 by addition of concentrated HCI (~410 mL) over 15 min. The resulting suspension was stirred at 10°C for 1.5 hours and the solid was filtered, washed with water (2.7 L) and dried at 45°C using a vacuum oven for 2 days to give compound 3 (465 g, ~100%) as a yellow solid.

00182 Step 2

00183 A suspension of compound 3 (498 g, 1.734 mol) in acetonitrile (4.0 L) was heated to reflux under stirring. To the suspension was added POCb (355.5 mL,

3.814 mol, 2.2 eq.) drop-wise over 2h. The mixture was heated at reflux for 2.5h and then cooled to 30 °C. To the mixture was slowly added water (3.0 L) and the resultant thick slurry was heated to reflux for 1 5h. The slurry was cooled to 10 °C and filtered. The solid was washed with water (2 X 1.0 L), acetonitrile (2 X 1.0 L) and dried using a vacuum oven overnight at 45 °C to afford compound 4 (426 g, 91.3%) as a yellow solid.

00184 Step 3:

00185 A 12L three-neck flask was charged with compound 5 (475g, 2.065 mol), compound 6 (474.8g, 2.065 mol), K2C03 (314g, 2.273 mol), Kl (68.6g, 0.413 moL) and DMF (2.5L) and the resulting mixture was heated to 70 °C and stirred for 2.5 hours. After LC-MS showed that the reaction was complete, the mixture was cooled to 50 °C and methanol (620 ml_) was added. Then the mixture was cooled to 30 °C and water (4.75 L) was added. The resulting suspension was cooled to 10 °C and for 1 hour. The solid was filtered, washed with water (2 X 2.5 L) and air dried for 2 days to afford the compound 7 (630 g, 89.1 %) as a yellow solid.

00186 Step 4

00187 To a solution of compound 7 (630 g, 1.84 mol) in THF/ethanol (8 L at 1 :1 ) was added Pd/C (10%, 50% wet, 30 g). The mixture was stirred under an

atmosphere of hydrogen (1 atm, balloon) at 15-20 °C for 4h. The reaction mixture was filtered through a pad of Celite and the pad was washed with TFIF (1.0 L). The filtrate was concentrated to 3 volumes under vacuum and hexanes (4.0 L) was added. The resulting slurry was cooled to 0 °C and stirred for 1 h. The solid was filtered and washed with hexanes (2 X 500 ml_) and air dried overnight to afford the compound 8 (522 g, 90.8%) as an off -white solid.

00188 Step 5

00189 A 5L three-neck flask was charged with compound 4 (250 g, 0.929 mol, 1 eq.), compound 8 (290 g, 0.929mol, 1 eq.) and DMF (2.5 L) and the resulting mixture was stirred at room temperature until it became a clear solution. To the solution was added TBTU (328 g, 1.021 mol, 1.1 eq.), followed by triethylamine (272 ml_, 1.95 mol, 2.1 eq.) and the resulting mixture was stirred at room temperature under nitrogen overnight. The mixture was poured slowly into water (7.5 L) with stirring and the resulting suspension was stirred for 1 hour at room temperature. The solid was filtered and washed with water (2 X 7 L). The solid thus obtained was dried using a vacuum oven at 50 °C for two days and 509.0 g (97.3%) of compound 9 was obtained as yellow solid.

00190 Step 6

00191 300.0 g (0.532 mol) of compound 9 was suspended in acetic acid (1.2 L) and heated to 70 °C. The resultant solution was hot filtered and heated to 70°C again. Preheated ethanol (70 °C, 3.6 L) was then added. To this solution was added concentrated HCI (66.0 ml_, 0.792 mol, 1.5 eq.) dropwise over 30 min. The resulting solution was stirred at 70°C until crystallization commenced (~about 20 min). The suspension was cooled to room temperature over 3h, filtered, washed with ethanol (2 X 1.8 L) and dried using a vacuum oven at 60°C over the weekend to afford compound 10 (253.0 g, 79.2%) as a brown solid.

Example 2 Manufacture of a Deuterated Elacridar analog EE60.

00192 EE60 is synthesized by the procedure shown in Figure 4 and as continued in Figure 5.

00193 The structure of EE60 is confirmed as follows: Samples of 5 pi are measured using an LC system comprising an UltiMate 3000 LC Systems (Dionex, Sunnyvale, CA) and an 2996 UV diode array detector (Waters). Samples are injected on to a 100 x 2mm (ID) 3.5 pm ZORBAX Extend-C18 column (Agilent, Santa Clara, CA). Elution is done at a flow rate of 0.4 mL/min using a 5 minute gradient from 20% to 95% B (mobile phase A was 0.1 % FICOOFI in water (v/v) and mobile phase B was methanol). 95% B is maintained for 1 min followed by re-equilibration at 20% B. Chromeleon (v6.8) is used for data acquisition and peak processing.

Example 3: Manufacture of a Deuterated Elacridar analog EE59

00194 EE59 was synthesized by the procedure shown in Figure 6.

00195 The resulting yellowish brown precipitate was removed by filtration and the filter cake was dried overnight (72 mg). Analysis of the filter cake by LCMS indicated the presence of a single peak at multiple wavelengths (215 nm, 220 nm, 254 nm,

280 nm); each peak confirmed the presence of the desired product (LC retention time, 5.3 min; m/z = 575 [(M+FI)+]).

00196 1H NMR of EE598 revealed 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) d 12.3 ( s , 1H), 10.6 (s, 1H), 8.51-8.46 (m, 2H), 7.80 (d, J = 8.8 Hz, 1H), 7.66 (d, J = 7.6 Hz, 2H), 7.45-7.38 (m, 2H), 7.32-7.25 (m, 3H), 6.66 (d, J = 6.8 Hz, 2H), 3.62 (s, 2H), 2.86 (t, J = 6.8 Hz, 2H), 2.66 (m, 4H).

Example 4: Demonstration of superior properties of instant analogs and compositions: in vivo ADMET.

00197 Pharmacologic studies are performed according to Ward KW et al (2001 Xenobiotica 317783-797) and Ward and Azzarano (JPET 310:703-709, 2004).

Briefly, instant analogs are administered solutions in 10% aqueous polyethylene glycol-300 (PEG-300) or 6% Cavitron with 1 % dimethyl sulfoxide, or as well triturated suspensions in 0.5% aqueous HPMC containing 1 % Tween 80. Blood samples are collected at various times up to 48 h after drug administration; plasma samples are prepared and at “70°C until analysis.

00198 Mice. Instant analogs are administered to four groups of animals by oral gavage (10 ml/kg dose volume). Three groups receive instant analogs as a suspension at 3, 30, or 300 mg/kg, and the fourth group receive instant analogs as a solution in Cavitron at 3 mg/kg. Blood sampling in mice is performed via a tail vein at 0.5, 1 , 2, 4, 8, 24, and 32 h postdose.

00199 Rats. A total of seven groups of animals receive instant analogs by oral gavage (10 ml/kg). Three groups receive instant analogs as a suspension at 3, 30, or 300 mg/kg, and a fourth and fifth group each receive instant analogs as a solution in Cavitron or PEG-300, respectively, at 3 mg/kg. A sixth and seventh group of rats with indwelling hepatic portal vein catheters receive instant analogs by oral gavage (10 ml/kg) as a suspension at 3 or 30 mg/kg, respectively. Blood sampling in rats are performed via a lateral tail vein; samples are also obtained from the hepatic portal vein catheter. Blood samples are obtained before dosing and at 5, 15, 30, and 45 min, and 1 ,1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 24, and 32 h postdose.

00200 Dogs. Dogs receive instant analogs by lavage (4 ml/kg) on three separate occasions with dosages at 3 and 30 mg/kg as a suspension and 3 mg/kg as a solution in Cavitron. Blood samples are obtained from a cephalic vein and from the hepatic portal vein catheter before dosing and at 5, 15, 30, and 45 min and 1 , 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 24, 32, and 48 h postdose.

00201 Monkeys. Monkeys receive instant analogs by oral gavage (8 ml/kg dose volume) on three separate occasions at dosages of 3 and 30 mg/kg as a suspension and 3 mg/kg as a solution in Cavitron. Blood samples are obtained from a femoral vein via an indwelling catheter and from the hepatic portal vascular access port

before dosing and at 5, 15, and 30 min and 1 , 1.5, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 24, 32, and 48 h postdose.

00202 Humans. Healthy volunteers receive instant analogs orally at doses ranging from 25 mg to 1000 mg. Blood samples are obtained and analyzed for analog concentrations at 0, 15 min, 30 min, 45 min, 60 min, 90 min, 120 min, 180 min, 2 hr, 4 hr, 6hr, 8 hr, 12 hr, 24 hr, and 48 h after administration .

Analytical Methods

00203 Instant analogs are isolated from samples by precipitation with acetonitrile and quantified by LC/MS/MS coupled with an atmospheric pressure chemical ionization interface (475°C). Internal standards [in acetonitrile/10 mM ammonium formate, pH 3.0; 95:5 (v/v)] are added to 50 pi samples and vortexed and centrifuged for 30 min at 4000 rpm. The supernatants are injected onto the LC/MS/MS system using an HTS PAL autosampler (CTC Analytics, Zwingen, Switzerland) coupled to an Aria TX2 high-throughput liquid chromatographic system using turbulent flow technology (Cohesive Technologies, Franklin, MA) in focus mode. The mobile phase consists of a mixture of 0.1 % formic acid in water and 0.1 % formic acid in

acetonitrile. The turbulent flow column is a 0.5 X 50-mm Cyclone P column

(Cohesive Technologies) in series to a 2 X 20 mm, 4 pm Polar RP (Phenomenex, Torrance, CA) analytical column. Positive-ion multiple reaction monitoring is used for the detection of instant analogs and internal standard and the selected precursor and product ions are mlz 564 and 252, respectively. Using a (1/x) weighted linear regression analysis of the calibration curve, linear responses in analyte/internal standard peak area ratios are observed for instant analog concentrations ranging from 2 to 10,000 ng/ml.

00204 Alternatively, useful analytical methods to demonstrate the surprising and superior properties of the instant elacridar analogs are the methods as described by Stokvis et al, J Mass Spectr 2004: 39: 1122-1130.

PATENT

WO2014018932

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2014018932&recNum=9&docAn=US2013052402&queryString=diabetes&maxRec=85830

claiming nano-particle composition comprising breast cancer resistance protein inhibitor (eg elacridar).  Family member of the elacridar

PAPER

J Med Chem 1995, 38(13): 2418

PATENT

Product PATENT WO9212132

PATENT

US5604237

NMR includes d 2.60-2.95 (m,8H,CH2); 3.58 (s,2H,N–CH2 –Ph); 3.72 (s,6H,OMe); 4.05 (s,3H,OMe acridone); 6.78 (2s,2H,Ar.isoquinoline), 7.20-7.88 (m,8H,Ar.), 8.48 (t,2H,H1 and H8 acridone), 10.60 (s, 1H,CONH), 12.32 (s, 1H,NH acridone)

///////////Elacridar, GF-120918, GG-918 , GW-120918, GW-918, GF-120918A (HCl), solid tumors, GSK, GLAXO

[11C]-elacridar

Formula

C33(11)CH33N3O5

Molecular Weight

562.642

CAS Number, 1187575-76-3

HEC-68498


HEC-68498, CT-365

CAS 1621718-37-3

C20 H13 F2 N5 O3 S
441.41
Benzenesulfonamide, N-[5-(3-cyanopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-5-yl)-2-methoxy-3-pyridinyl]-2,4-difluoro-

N-[5-(3-Cyanopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-5-yl)-2-methoxy-3-pyridinyl]-2,4-difluorobenzenesulfonamide

HEC Pharm , Calitor Sciences Llc; Sunshine Lake Pharma Co Ltd

PHASE 1, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and solid tumors

Phosphoinositide 3-kinase inhibitor; mTOR inhibitor

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  • Originator HEC Pharm
  • Developer HEC Pharm; Sunshine Lake Pharma
  • Class Anti-inflammatories; Antifibrotics; Isoenzymes
  • Mechanism of Action 1 Phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase inhibitors; MTOR protein inhibitors
  • Phase I Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • 22 May 2018 Phase-I clinical trials in Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in USA (PO) (NCT03502902)
  • 24 Apr 2018 Sunshine Lake Pharma in collaboration with Covance plans a phase I trial for Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (In volunteers) in China , (NCT03502902)
  • 19 Apr 2018 Preclinical trials in Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in China (PO)
  • US 20140234254
  • CN 103965199

CN 103965199

CN 103965199

Sunshine Lake Pharma , a subsidiary of  HEC Pharm  is developing an oral capsule formulation of HEC-68498 (phase 1, in July 2019) sodium salt, a dual inhibitor of phosphoinositide-3 kinase and the mTOR pathway, for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and solid tumors

HEC 68498 is an oral inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and mammalian target of rapamycin in clinical development at HEC Pharm for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. A phase I trial is under way in healthy volunteers.

The phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3 kinases or PI3Ks), a family of lipid kinases, have been found to play key regulatory roles in many cellular processes including cell survival, proliferation and differentiation. The PI3K enzymes consist of three classes with variable primary structure, function and substrate specificity. Class I PI3Ks consist of heterodimers of regulatory and catalytic subunits, and are subdivided into 1A and 1B based on their mode of activation. Class 1A PI3Ks are activated by various cell surface tyrosine kinases, and consist of the catalytic pl lO and regulatory p85 subunits. The three known isoforms of Class 1A pl lO are pl lOot, rΐ ΐqb, and rΐ ΐqd, which all contain an amino terminal regulatory interacting region (which interfaces with p85), a Ras binding domain, and a carboxy terminal catalytic domain. Class IB PI3Ks consist of the catalytic (pl lOy) and regulatory (p 101 ) subunits and are activated by G-protein coupled receptors. (“Small-molecule inhibitors of the PI3K signaling network” Future Med. Chem ., 2011, 3, 5, 549-565).

[0004] As major effectors downstream of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) and G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), PI3Ks transduce signals from various growth factors and cytokines into intracellular massages by generating phospholipids, which activate the serine-threonine protein kinase ART (also known as protein kinase B (PKB)) and other downstream effector pathways. The tumor suppressor or PTEN (phosphatase and tensin

homologue) is the most important negative regulator of the PI3K signaling pathway. (“Status of PBK/Akt/mTOR Pathway Inhibitors in Lymphoma.” Clin Lymphoma, Myeloma Leuk , 2014, 14(5), 335-342.)

[0005] The signaling network defined by phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks), AKT and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) controls most hallmarks of cancer, including cell cycle, survival, metabolism, motility and genomic instability. The pathway also contributes to cancer promoting aspects of the tumor environment, such as angiogenesis and inflammatory cell recruitment. The lipid second messenger produced by PI3K enzymes, phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate (PtdIns(3,4,5)P3; also known as PIP3), is constitutively elevated in most cancer cells and recruits cytoplasmic proteins to membrane-localized‘onco’ signal osomes.

[0006] Cancer genetic studies suggest that the PI3K pathway is the most frequently altered pathway in human tumors: the PIK3CA gene (encoding the PI3K catalytic isoform pl lOa) is the second most frequently mutated oncogene, and PTEN (encoding phosphatase and tensin homolog, the major PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 phosphatase) is among the most frequently mutated tumor suppressor genes. In accord, a recent genomic study of head and neck cancer found the PI3K pathway to be the most frequently mutated. Indeed, even in cancer cells expressing normal PI3K and PTEN genes, other lesions are present that activate the PI3K signaling network (that is, activated tyrosine kinases, RAS and AKT, etc ). As a net result of these anomalies, the PI3K pathway is activated, mutated or amplified in many malignancies, including in ovarian cancer (Campbell et al., Cancer Res., 2004, 64, 7678-7681; Levine et al., Clin. Cancer Res., 2005, 11, 2875-2878; Wang et al., Hum. Mutat., 2005, 25, 322; Lee et al., Gynecol. Oncol. ,2005, 97, 26-34), cervical cancer, breast cancer (Bachman et al.,· Cancer Biol., Ther, 2004, 3, 772-775; Levine et al., supra; Li et al., Breast Cancer Res. Treat., 2006, 96, 91-95; Saal et al., Cancer Res., 2005, 65, 2554-2559; Samuels and Velculescu, Cell Cycle, 2004, 3, 1221-1224), colorectal cancer (Samuels et al., Science, 2004, 304, 554; Velho et al., Eur. J. Cancer, 2005, 41, 1649-1654), endometrial cancer (Oda et al ., Cancer Res., 2005, 65, 10669-10673), gastric carcinomas (Byun et al., M. J. Cancer, 2003 , 104, 318-327; Li et al., supra; Velho et al., supra; Lee et al., Oncogene, 2005 , 24, 1477-1480), hepatocellular carcinoma (Lee et al., id), small and non-small cell lung cancer (Tang et al., Lung Cancer 2006, 11, 181-191; Massion et al , Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., 2004, 170, 1088-1094), thyroid carcinoma (Wu et al., J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab., 2005, 90, 4688-4693),

acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) (Sujobert et al., Blood, 1997, 106, 1063-1066), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) (Hickey et al., J. Biol. Chem ., 2006, 281, 2441-2450), glioblastomas (Hartmann et al. Jlcta Neuropathol (Bert ), 2005, 109, 639-642; Samuels et al., supra), Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas (“PI3K and cancer: lessons, challenges and opportunities”, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery., 2014, 13, 140).

[0007] The PI3K pathway is hyperactivated in most cancers, yet the capacity of PI3K inhibitors to induce tumor cell death is limited. The efficacy of PI3K inhibition can also derive from interference with the cancer cells’ ability to respond to stromal signals, as illustrated by the approved PI3K5 inhibitor idelalisib in B-cell malignancies. Inhibition of the leukocyte-enriched PI3K5 or RI3Kg may unleash antitumor T-cell responses by inhibiting regulatory T cells and immune-suppressive myeloid cells. Moreover, tumor angiogenesis may be targeted by PI3K inhibitors to enhance cancer therapy. (“Targeting PI3K in Cancer: Impact on Tumor Cells, Their Protective Stroma, Angiogenesis, and Immunotherapy”, Cancer Discov., 2016, 6(10), 1090-1105.)

[0008] mTOR is a highly conserved serine-threonine kinase with lipid kinase activity and participitates as an effector in the PI3K/AKT pathway. mTOR exists in two distinct complexes, mTORCl and mTORC2, and plays an important role in cell proliferation by monitoring nutrient avaliability and cellular energy levels. The downstream targets of mTORCl are ribosomal protein S6 kinase 1 and eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E-binding protein 1, both of which are crucial to the regulation of protein synthesis. (“Present and future of PI3K pathway inhibition in cancer: perspectives and limitations”, Current Med. Chem., 2011, 18, 2647-2685).

[0009] Knowledge about consequences of dysregulated mTOR signaling for tumorigenesis comes mostly from studies of pharmacologically disruption of mTOR by repamycin and its analogues such as temsirolimus (CCI-779) and everolimus (RADOOl).Rapamycin was found to inhibit mTOR and thereby induce G1 arrest and apoptosis. The mechanism of rapamycin growth inhibition was found to be related to formation of complexes of rapamycin with FK-binding protein 12 (FKBP-12). These complexes then bound with high affinity to mTOR, preventing activation and resulting in inhibition of protein translation and cell growth. Cellular effects of mTOR inhibition are even more pronounced in cells that have concomitant inactivation of PTEN. Antitumor activity of rapamycin was subsequently identified, and a number of rapamycin analogues such as temsirolimus and everolimus have been approved by the US Food and Drug

Administration for the treatment certain types of cancer.

[0010] Fibrosis is the formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue in a reparative or reactive process. Examples of fibrosis include, but are not limited to pulmonary fibrosis, liver fibrosis, dermal fibrosis, and renal fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis, also called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), interstitial diffuse pulmonary fibrosis, inflammatory pulmonary fibrosis, or fibrosing alveolitis, is a lung disorder and a heterogeneous group of conditions characterized by abnormal formation of fibrous tissue between alveoli caused by alveolitis comprising cellular infiltration into the alveolar septae with resulting fibrosis. The effects of IPF are chronic, progressive, and often fatal.

[0011] The clinical course of IPF is variable and largely unpredictable. IPF is ultimately fatal, with historical data suggesting a median survival time of 2-3 years from diagnosis. A decline in forced vital capacity (FVC) is indicative of disease progression in patients with IPF and change in FVC is the most commonly used endpoint in clinical trials. A decline in FVC of 5% or 10% of the predicted value over 6-12 months has been associated with increased mortality in patients with IPF.

[0012] Our understanding of the pathogenesis of IPF has evolved from that of a predominantly inflammatory disease to one driven by a complex interplay of repeated epithelial cell damage and aberrant wound healing, involving fibroblast recruitment, proliferation and differentiation, and culminating in excess deposition of extracellular matrix. This shift in knowledge prompted a change in the type of compounds being investigated as potential therapies, with those targeted at specific pathways in the development and progression of fibrosis becoming the focus.

[0013] In patients with IPF, the mechanisms whereby PI3K/mTOR inhibitors act may involve inhibition of kinases such as PI3Ks and mTOR. This results in inactivation of cellular receptors for mediators involved in the development of pulmonary fibrosis. As a result, fibroblast proliferation is inhibited and extracellular matrix deposition is reduced. (“Update on diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis”, J Bras Pneumol. 2015, 41(5), 454-466.)

[0014] Accordingly, small-molecule compounds that specially inhibit, regulate and/or modulate the signal transduction of kinases, particularly including PI3K and mTOR as described above, are desirable as a means to prevent, manage, or treat proliferative disorders and fibrosis, particular idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in a patient. One such small-molecule is A-(5-(3-cyanopyrazolo[l,5-a]pyridin-5-yl)-2-methoxypyridin-3-yl)-2,4-difluorobenzenesulfon-amide, which has the chemical structure as shown in the following:

[0015] WO 2014130375A1 described the synthesis of N-(5 -(3 -cyanopyrazol o [l,5-a]pyridin-5-yl)-2-methoxypyridin-3-yl)-2,4-difluorobenzenesulfonamide (Example 3) and also disclosed the therapeutic activity of this molecule in inhibiting, regulating and modulating the signal transduction of protein kinases.

[0016] Different salts and solid state forms of an active pharmaceutical ingredient may possess different properties. Such variations in the properties of different salts and solid state forms may provide a basis for improving formulation, for example, by facilitating better processing or handling characteristics, improving the dissolution profile, stability (polymorph as well as chemical stability) and shelf-life. These variations in the properties of different salts and solid state forms may also provide improvements to the final dosage form, for example, if they serve to improve bioavailability. Different salts and solid state forms of an active pharmaceutical ingredient may also give rise to a variety of polymorphs or crystalline forms, which may in turn provide additional opportunities to assess variations in the properties and characteristics of a solid active pharmaceutical ingredient.

Different salts and solid state forms of /V-(5-(3-cyanopyrazolo[l,5- ]pyridin-5-yl)-2-methoxypyridin-3-yl)-2,4-difluorobenzenesulfonamide are described herein.

PATENT

WO2014130375 ,

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claiming new pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine derivatives are PI3K and mTOR inhibitors, useful for treating proliferative diseases

Example 3 N-(5-(3-cyanopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-5-yl)-2-methoxypyridin-3-yl)-2,4-difluorobenzenesulfonamide

Step 1) 5-bromopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine

[196] A solution of ethyl 5-bromopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-3-carboxylate (240

mmol) in 40% H2SO4 (12 mL) was stirred at 100 °C for 4 hours, then cooled to rt, and neutralized to pH=7 with aq. NaOH (6 M) in ice bath. The resulted mixture was extracted with DCM (25 mL x 2). The combined organic phases were dried over anhydrous Na2SO4 and concentrated in vacuo to give the title compound as a light yellow solid (175 mg, 99.5%).

MS (ESI, pos. ion) m/z: 196.9 [M+H]+.

Step 2) 5-bromopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-3-carbaldehyde

[197] To a solution of 5-bromopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine (175 mg, 0.89 mmol) in DCM (6 mL) was added (chloromethylene)dimethyliminium chloride (632 mg, 3.56 mmol). The reaction was stirred at 44 °C overnight, and concentrated in vacuo. The residue was dissolved in saturated NaHCO3 aqueous solution (25 mL) and the resulted mixture was then extracted with EtOAc (25 mL x 3). The combined organic phases were dried over anhydrous Na2SO4 and concentrated in vacuo to give the title compound as a light yellow solid (225 mg, 100%).

MS (ESI, pos. ion) m/z: 225.0 [M+H]+.

Step 3) (E)-5-bromopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-3-carbaldehyde oxime

[198] To a suspension of 5-bromopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-3-carbaldehyde (225 mg, 1 mmol) in EtOH (10 mL) and H2O (5 mL) was added hydroxylamine hydrochloride (104 mg, 1.5 mmol). The reaction was stirred at 85 °C for 2 hours, then cooled to rt, and concentrated in vacuo. The residue was adjusted to pH=7 with saturated NaHCO3 aqueous solution. The resulted mixture was then filtered and the filter cake was dried in vacuo to give title compound as a yellow solid (240 mg, 99%).

MS (ESI, pos. ion) m/z: 240.0 [M+H]+.

Step 4) 5-bromopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-3-carbonitrile

[199] A solution of (E)-5-bromopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-3-carbaldehyde oxime (240 mg,

1 mmol) in Ac2O (6 mL) was stirred at 140 °C for 18 hours, then cooled to rt, and concentrated in vacuo. The residue was washed with Et2O (1 mL) to give the title compound as a yellow solid (44 mg, 22.5%).

MS (ESI, pos. ion) m/z: 222.0 [M+H]+.

Step 5) N-(5-(3-cyanopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-5-yl)-2-methoxypyridin-3-yl)-2,4-difluorobenzenesulfonamide

[200] 2,4-difluoro-N-(2-methoxy-5-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)pyridin-3-yl)benzenesulfonamide (612 mg, 1.5 mmol), 5-bromopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-3-carbonitrile (222 mg, 1 mmol), Pd(dppf)Cl2·CH2Cl2 (16 mg, 0.02 mmol) and Na2CO3 (85 mg, 0.8 mmol) were placed into a two-neck flask, then degassed with N2 for 3 times, and followed by adding 1,4-dioxane (5 mL) and water (1 mL). The resulted mixture was degassed with N2 for 3 times, then heated to 90 °C and stirred further for 5 hours. The mixture was cooled to rt and filtered. The filtrate was concentrated in vacuo and the residue was purified by a silica gel column chromatography (PE/EtOAc (v/v) = 1/2) to give the title compound as a light yellow solid (400 mg, 81.6%).

MS (ESI, pos. ion) m/z: 442.0 [M+H]+;

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ (ppm): 10.37 (s, 1H), 9.02 (d, J = 7.2 Hz, 1H), 8.67 (s, 1H), 8.60 (d, J = 2.2 Hz, 1H), 8.26-8.16 (m, 2H), 7.82-7.72 (m, 1H), 7.57 (dd, J = 13.2, 5.8 Hz, 2H), 7.21 (t, J= 8.5 Hz, 1H), 3.67 (s, 3H).

PATENT

WO-2019125967

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The invention relates to salts of pyrazolo[l,5-a]pyridine derivatives and use thereof, specifically relates to salt of /V-(5-(3-cyanopyrazolo[l,5-a]pyridin-5-yl)-2-methoxypyridin-3-yl) -2,4-difluorobenzenesulfonamide (compound of formula (I)) and use thereof, further relates to composition containing said salts above. The salts or the composition can be used to inhibit/modulate protein kinases, further prevent, manage or treat proliferative disorders or pulmonary fibrosis in a patient.

Amorphous form of mono-sodium salt of HEC-68498 , useful for treating a proliferative disorder or pulmonary fibrosis.

The invention is further illustrated by the following examples, which are not be construed as limiting the invention in scope.

[00108] /V-(5-(3-cyanopyrazolo[l,5-a]pyridin-5-yl)-2-methoxypyridin-3-yl)-2,4-difluoroben zenesulfonamide can be prepared according to the synthetic method of example 3 disclosed in WO2014130375 Al.

//////////////HEC-68498, HEC 68498, HEC68498, HEC Pharm , Calitor Sciences,  Sunshine Lake Pharma, PHASE 1, proliferative disorder,  pulmonary fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,  solid tumors, CT-365 , CT 365 , CT365

Fc1ccc(c(F)c1)S(=O)(=O)Nc2cc(cnc2OC)c3ccn4ncc(C#N)c4c3

CRD 1152, CURADEV PHARMA PRIVATE LTD


Several candidates….one is…….CRD1152

ONE OF THEM IS CRD 1152

Kynurenine pathway regulators (solid tumors)

Compound 2

CAS1638121-21-7

US159738837

N3-(3-Chloro-4- fluorophenyl) furo[2,3- c]pyridine-2,3- diamine

COMPD 190

CAS 1638118-99-6

US159738837

COMPD248

US159738837

7-Chloro-N3- (3-chloro-4- fluorophenyl) furo[2,3- c]pyridine-2,3- diamine,  166

DMSO-d6: δ 7.87 (d, J = 5.1 Hz, 1H), 7.25 (s, 2H), 7.16-7.10 (m, 2H), 6.88 (d, J = 5.1 Hz, 1H), 6.59 (dd, J′ = 6.2 Hz, J″ = 2.6 Hz, 1H), 6.48 (dt, J′ = 8.8 Hz, J″ = 6.7 Hz, J′′′ = 3.4 Hz, 1H) M + H] 312

US159738837

OR

N3-(3,4- difluorophenyl)- 7-(pyridin-4- yl)furo[2,3- c]pyridine-2,3- diamine, 184

CD3CN: δ 8.72 (s, 2H), 8.26 (s, 3H), 7.07-7.03 (m, 2H), 6.47-6.40 (m, 2H), 5.74 (s, 1H), 5.55 (s, 2H) M + H] 339

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OR

COMPD73

CAS 1638117-85-7

US159738837

Several candidates………..CRD1152

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Company Curadev Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
Description Small molecule dual indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) and tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO1; IDO) inhibitor
Molecular Target Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (INDO) (IDO) ; Tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO2) (TDO)
Mechanism of Action Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (INDO) inhibitor
Therapeutic Modality Small molecule
Latest Stage of Development Preclinical
Standard Indication Cancer (unspecified)
Indication Details Treat cancer
Regulatory Designation
Partner Roche

Hoffmann-La Roche partners with Curadev Pharma Ltd. for IDO1 and TDO inhibitors (April 20, 2015)

Curadev Pharma Pvt Ltd., founded in 2010 and headquartered in New Delhi, announced that it has entered into a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement with Roche for the development and commercialization of IDO1 and TDO inhibitors to treat cancer. The agreement covers the development of CRD1152, the lead preclinical immune tolerance inhibitor and a research collaboration with Roche’s research and early development organization to further explore the IDO and TDO pathways.

IDO1 (indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase-1) and TDO (tryptophan-2,3-dioxygenase) are enzymes that mediate cancer-induced immune suppression. This mechanism is exploited by tumor cells as well as certain type of immune cells, limiting the anti-tumor immune response. Dual inhibition of the IDO1 and TDO pathways promises to maintain the immune response, prevent local tumor immune escape and potentially avoid resistance to other immunotherapies when used in combination, and could lead to new treatment options for cancer patients. Curadev’s preclinical lead-compound, a small-molecule that shows potent inhibition of the two rate-limiting enzymes in the tryptophan to kynurenine metabolic pathways, has the potential for mono therapy as well as combination with Roche’s broad oncology pipeline and portfolio.

Under the terms of agreement, which includes a research collaboration with Roche’s research and early development organization, Curadev will receive an upfront payment of $25 million and will be eligible to receive up to $530 million in milestone payments, as well as escalating royalties potentially reaching double digits for the first product from the collaboration developed and commercialized by Roche. Curadev is also eligible for milestones and royalties on any additional products resulting from the research collaboration.

Curadev Announces Research Collaboration and Licensing Agreement to Develop Cancer Immunotherapeutic

Curadev’s dual IDO and TDO immune tolerance inhibitor – a novel approach in cancer immunotherapy

Apr 20, 2015, 06:30 ET from Curadev

NEW DELHI, India, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Curadev Pharma Private Ltd. today announced that it has entered into a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement with Roche for the development and commercialization of IDO1 and TDO inhibitors. The agreement covers the development of the lead preclinical immune tolerance inhibitor and a research collaboration with Roche’s research and early development organization to further explore the IDO and TDO pathways.

IDO1 (indoleamine-2, 3-dioxygenase-1) and TDO (tryptophan-2, 3-dioxygenase) are enzymes that mediate cancer-induced immune suppression. This mechanism is exploited by tumor cells as well as certain type of immune cells, limiting the anti-tumor immune response.

Dual inhibition of the IDO1 and TDO pathways promises to maintain the immune response, prevent local tumor immune escape and potentially avoid resistance to other immunotherapies when used in combination, and could lead to new treatment options for cancer patients. Curadev’s preclinical lead-compound, a small-molecule that shows potent inhibition of the two rate-limiting enzymes in the tryptophan – to kynurenine metabolic pathways, has the potential for mono therapy as well as combination with Roche’s broad oncology pipeline and portfolio.

“We are very excited to be working with the global leader in oncology with their unrivalled expertise in clinical development,” said Arjun Surya, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Curadev. “The collaboration acknowledges our focused research efforts on patient-critical drug targets that have yielded a drug candidate that could make a significant difference in the development of novel treatments for patients suffering from cancer.”

Under the terms of agreement, which includes a research collaboration with Roche’s research and early development organization to further extend Curadev’s findings, Curadev will receive an upfront payment of $25 million and will be eligible to receive up to $530 million in milestone payments based on achievement of certain predetermined events and sales levels as well as escalating royalties potentially reaching double digits for the first product from the collaboration developed and commercialized by Roche. Curadev would also be eligible for milestones and royalties on any additional products resulting from the research collaboration. Roche will fund future research, development, manufacturing and commercialization costs and will also provide additional research funding to Curadev for support of the research collaboration.

About Curadev

Headquartered in New Delhi, India, Curadev Pharma Private Limited was founded in 2010 by a team of professionals from the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors with the mission to improve human health and enhance the quality of human life by accelerating the discovery and delivery of new drugs. Curadev focuses on the creation and out-licensing of pre-IND assets and IND packages for drug development.

For further information:

Curadev Partnering

Manish Tandon – VP and Chief Financial Officer, manish@curadev.in

PATENT

US20160046596) INHIBITORS OF THE KYNURENINE PATHWAY

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Monali Banerjee
Sandip Middya
Ritesh Shrivastava
Sushil Raina
Arjun Surya
Dharmendra B. Yadav
Veejendra K. Yadav
Kamal Kishore Kapoor
Aranapakam Venkatesan
Roger A. Smith
Scott K. Thompson

ONE ………….Example 2

Synthesis of N3-(3-Chloro-4-fluoro-phenyl)-furo[2,3-c]pyridine-2,3-diamine (Compound 2)


Step 1: 3-Methoxymethoxy-pyridine


      To a stirred solution of 3-hydroxypyridine (60 g, 662.9 mmol) in THF:DMF (120:280 mL) at 0° C. was added t-BuOK (81.8 gm, 729.28 mmol) portion-wise. After stirring the reaction mixture for 15 min, methoxymethyl chloride (52 mL, 696.13 mmol) was added to it at 0° C. and the resulting mixture was stirred for 1 hr at 25° C. Reaction mixture was diluted with water and extracted with ethyl acetate (4×500 mL). The organic layer was dried over anhydrous sodium sulfate, concentrated under reduced pressure to afford 100 g crude which was purified by column chromatography using silica (100-200 mesh) and 10% EtOAc-hexane as eluent to afford 3-methoxymethoxy-pyridine (54 g) as pale brown liquid. LCMS: 140 (M+H).

Step 2: 3-Methoxymethoxy-pyridine-4-carbaldehyde


      To a stirred solution of 3-methoxymethoxypyridine (2 g, 14.3885 mmol) in anhydrous THF (40 mL) was added TMEDA (1.83 g, 15.82 mmol) at 25° C. The reaction mixture was cooled to −78° C., n-BuLi (7.3 mL, 15.82 mmol, 2.17 M in hexane) was added dropwise manner maintaining the temperature −78° C. After stirring for 2 hr at −78° C., DMF (1.52 g, 20.86 mmol) was added to it and stirred for 2 hr at 25° C. Reaction mixture was cooled to −40° C. and saturated ammonium chloride solution was added drop wise. The reaction mass was extracted with ethyl acetate (250 mL×2), EtOAc part was washed with water followed by brine, dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated under reduced pressure to afford 3 g of crude product which was passed through a pad of silica (100-200 mesh) using 10% EtOAc-hexane as eluent to afford 1.6 g of 3-methoxymethoxy-pyridine-4-carbaldehyde as pale yellow liquid. GC-MS: 167 (m/z).

Step 3: 3-Hydroxy-pyridine-4-carbaldehyde


      To a stirred solution of 3-methoxymethoxypyridine-4-carbaldehyde (11 g, 65.83 mmol) in THF (50 mL) was added 3N HCl (100 mL) and stirred at 60° C. for 1 hr. The reaction mixture was cooled under ice bath and pH was adjusted to 7 with solid K2CO3. Resulting mixture was extracted with EtOAc (250 mL×5). The organic layer was dried over sodium sulfate, concentrated under reduced pressure to afford 15 g of crude which was purified by column chromatography using silica gel (100-200 mesh) and 23% EtOAc/hexane as eluent to afford 4 g of 3-hydroxy-pyridine-4-carbaldehyde as pale yellow solid. GC-MS: 123 (m/z), 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6, 400 MHz): δ 11.04 (bs, 1H), 10.37 (s, 1H), 8.46 (s, 1H), 8.20 (d, 1H, J=4.88 Hz), 7.46 (d, 1H, J=4.88 Hz). GC-FID: 99.51%.

Step 4: 4-{[3-Chloro-4-fluoro-phenylimino]-methyl}-pyridin-3-ol


      3-Hydroxypyridine-4-carbaldehyde (3 g, 24.39 mmol) was taken in mixed solvent (TFE (20 mL):MeCN (20 mL)) and 4-fluoro-3-chloroaniline (3.55 g, 24.39 mmol) was added to it at 25° C. The resulting mixture was stirred at this temperature for 1 hr. The reaction mass was concentrated and purified by triturating with n-pentane to afford 6 g of 4-{[3-chloro-4-fluoro-phenylimino]-methyl}-pyridin-3-ol). LCMS: 251.2 (M+H).

Step 5: N3-(3-Chloro-4-fluoro-phenyl)-furo[2,3-c]pyridine-2,3-diamine


      To a stirred solution of 4-{[3-chloro-4-fluoro-phenylimino]-methyl}-pyridin-3-ol (6 g, 24 mmol) in mixed solvent [DCM (10 mL):TFE (10 mL)] was added TMSCN (10.5 mL, 84 mmol) at 25° C. The reaction mixture was stirred 3 hr at 25° C., concentrated, and the crude material was triturated with n-pentane to provide 4.9 g (73% yield) of N3-(3-chloro-4-fluoro-phenyl)-furo[2,3-c]pyridine-2,3-diamine as pale pink solid. LCMS: 278 (M+H), HPLC: 98.65%, 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6, 400 MHz): δ 8.41 (s, 1H), 8.06 (d, 1H, J=5.08 Hz), 7.14-7.10 (m, 2H), 6.91 (s, 2H), 6.86 (d, 1H, J=5.08 Hz), 6.56-6.54 (m, 1H), 6.48-6.45 (m, 1H).

Monali Banerjee – Director, R&D

Ms. Banerjee has more than 10 years of research experience, during which she has held positions of increasing responsibility. Her past organizations include TCG Lifesciences (Chembiotek) and Sphaera Pharma. Ms. Banerjee is a versatile scientist with a deep understanding of the fundamental issues that underlie various aspects of drug discovery. At Curadev, she has been responsible for target selection, patent analysis, pharmacophore design, assay development, ADME/PK and in vivo and in vitro pharmacology. Ms. Banerjee holds a Masters in Biochemistry and a Bachelors in Chemistry both from Kolkata University.

writeup

The essential amino acid Tryptophan (Trp) is catabolized through the kynurenine (KYN) pathway. The initial rate-limiting step in the kynurenine pathway is performed by heme-containing oxidoreductase enzymes, including tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO), indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO1), and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-2 (IDO2). IDO1 and IDO2 share very limited homology with TDO at the amino acid level and, despite having different molecular structures, each enzyme has the same biochemical activity in that they each catalyze tryptophan to form N-formylkynurenine. IDO1, IDO2, and/or TDO activity alter local tryptophan concentrations, and the build-up of kynurenine pathway metabolites due to the activity of these enzymes can lead to numerous conditions associated with immune suppression.
      IDO1 and TDO are implicated in the maintenance of immunosuppressive conditions associated with the persistence of tumor resistance, chronic infection, HIV infection, malaria, schizophrenia, depression as well as in the normal phenomenon of increased immunological tolerance to prevent fetal rejection in utero. Therapeutic agents that inhibit IDO1, IDO2, and TDO activity can be used to modulate regulatory T cells and activate cytotoxic T cells in immunosuppressive conditions associated with cancer and viral infection (e.g. HIV-AIDS, HCV). The local immunosuppressive properties of the kynurenine pathway and specifically IDO1 and TDO have been implicated in cancer. A large proportion of primary cancer cells have been shown to overexpress IDO1. In addition, TDO has recently been implicated in human brain tumors.
      The earliest experiments had proposed an anti-microbial role for IDO1, and suggested that localized depletion of tryptophan by IDO1 led to microbial death (Yoshida et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 1978, 75(8):3998-4000). Subsequent research led to the discovery of a more complex role for IDO1 in immune suppression, best exemplified in the case of maternal tolerance towards the allogeneic fetus where IDO1 plays an immunosuppressive role in preventing fetal rejection from the uterus. Pregnant mice dosed with a specific IDO1 inhibitor rapidly reject allogeneic fetuses through induction of T cells (Munn et al., Science, 1998, 281(5380): 1191-3). Studies since then have established IDO1 as a regulator of certain disorders of the immune system and have discovered that it plays a role in the ability of transplanted tissues to survive in new hosts (Radu et al., Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 2007 June, 119(7):2023-8). It is believed that increased IDO1 activity resulting in elevated kynurenine pathway metabolites causes peripheral and ultimately, systemic immune tolerance. In-vitro studies suggest that the proliferation and function of lymphocytes are exquisitely sensitive to kynurenines (Fallarino et al., Cell Death and Differentiation, 2002, 9(10):1069-1077). The expression of IDO1 by activated dendritic cells suppresses immune response by mechanisms that include inducing cell cycle arrest in T lymphocytes, down regulation of the T lymphocyte cell receptor (TCR) and activation of regulatory T cells (T-regs) (Terness et al., J. Exp. Med., 2002, 196(4):447-457; Fallarino et al., J. Immunol., 2006, 176(11):6752-6761).
      IDO1 is induced chronically by HIV infection and in turn increases regulatory T cells leading to immunosuppression in patients (Sci. Transl. Med., 2010; 2). It has been recently shown that IDO1 inhibition can enhance the level of virus specific T cells and concomitantly reduce the number of virus infected macrophages in a mouse model of HIV (Potula et al., 2005, Blood, 106(7):2382-2390). IDO1 activity has also been implicated in other parasitic infections. Elevated activity of IDO1 in mouse malaria models has also been shown to be abolished by in vivo IDO1 inhibition (Tetsutani K., et al., Parasitology. 2007 7:923-30.
      More recently, numerous reports published by a number of different groups have focused on the ability of tumors to create a tolerogenic environment suitable for survival, growth and metastasis by activating IDO1 (Prendergast, Nature, 2011, 478(7368):192-4). Studies of tumor resistance have shown that cells expressing IDO1 can increase the number of regulatory T cells and suppress cytotoxic T cell responses thus allowing immune escape and promoting tumor tolerance.
      Kynurenine pathway and IDO1 are also believed to play a role in maternal tolerance and immunosuppressive process to prevent fetal rejection in utero (Munn et al., Science, 1998, 281(5380):1191-1193). Pregnant mice dosed with a specific IDO1 inhibitor rapidly reject allogeneic fetuses through suppression of T cells activity (Munn et al., Science, 1998, 281(5380):1191-1193). Studies since then have established IDO1 as a regulator of immune-mediated disorders and suggest that it plays a role in the ability of transplanted tissues to survive in new hosts (Radu et al., Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 2007 June, 119(7):2023-8).
      The local immunosuppressive properties of the kynurenine pathway and specifically IDO1 and TDO have been implicated in cancer. A large proportion of primary cancer cells overexpress IDO1 and/or TDO (Pilotte et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2012, Vol. 109(7):2497-2502). Several studies have focused on the ability of tumors to create a tolerogenic environment suitable for survival, growth and metastasis by activating IDO1 (Prendergast, Nature, 2011, 478:192-4). Increase in the number of T-regs and suppression of cytotoxic T cell responses associated with dysregulation of the Kynurenine pathway by overexpression of IDO1 and/or TDO appears to result in tumor resistance and promote tumor tolerance.
      Data from both clinical and animal studies suggest that inhibiting IDO1 and/or TDO activity could be beneficial for cancer patients and may slow or prevent tumor metastases (Muller et al., Nature Medicine, 2005, 11(3):312-319; Brody et al., Cell Cycle, 2009, 8(12):1930-1934; Witkiewicz et al., Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2008, 206:849-854; Pilotte et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2012, Vol. 109(7):2497-2502). Genetic ablation of the IDO1 gene in mice (IDO1−/−) resulted in decreased incidence of DMBA-induced premalignant skin papillomas (Muller et al., PNAS, 2008, 105(44):17073-17078). Silencing of IDO1 expression by siRNA or a pharmacological IDO1 inhibitor 1-methyl tryptophan enhanced tumor-specific killing (Clin. Cancer Res., 2009, 15(2). In addition, inhibiting IDO1 in tumor-bearing hosts improved the outcome of conventional chemotherapy at reduced doses (Clin. Cancer Res., 2009, 15(2)). Clinically, the pronounced expression of IDO1 found in several human tumor types has been correlated with negative prognosis and poor survival rate (Zou, Nature Rev. Cancer, 2005, 5:263-274; Zamanakou et al., Immunol. Lett. 2007, 111(2):69-75). Serum from cancer patients has higher kynurenine/tryptophan ratio, a higher number of circulating T-regs, and increased effector T cell apoptosis when compared to serum from healthy volunteers (Suzuki et al., Lung Cancer, 2010, 67:361-365). Reversal of tumoral immune resistance by inhibition of tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase has been studied by Pilotte et al. (Pilotte et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2012, Vol. 109(7):2497-2502). Thus, decreasing the rate of kynurenine production by inhibiting IDO1 and/or TDO may be beneficial to cancer patients.
      IDO1 and IDO2 are implicated in inflammatory diseases. IDO1 knock-out mice don’t manifest spontaneous disorders of classical inflammation and existing known small molecule inhibitors of IDO do not elicit generalized inflammatory reactions (Prendergast et al. Curr Med Chem. 2011; 18(15):2257-62). Rather, IDO impairment alleviates disease severity in models of skin cancers promoted by chronic inflammation, inflammation-associated arthritis and allergic airway disease. Moreover, IDO2 is a critical mediator of autoantibody production and inflammatory pathogenesis in autoimmune arthritis. IDO2 knock-out mice have reduced joint inflammation compared to wild-type mice due to decreased pathogenic autoantibodies and Ab-secreting cells (Merlo et al. J. Immunol. (2014) vol. 192(5) 2082-2090). Thus, inhibitors of IDO1 and IDO2 are useful in the treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
      Kynurenine pathway dysregulation and IDO1 and TDO play an important role in the brain tumors and are implicated in inflammatory response in several neurodegenerative disorders including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, amyotrophic lateral schlerosis, dementia (Kim et al., J. Clin. Invest, 2012, 122(8):2940-2954; Gold et al., J. Neuroinflammation, 2011, 8:17; Parkinson’s Disease, 2011, Volume 2011). Immunosuppression induced by IDO1 activity and the Kynurenine metabolites in the brain may be treated with inhibitors of IDO1 and/or TDO. For example, circulating T-reg levels were found to be decreased in patient with glioblastoma treated with anti-viral agent inhibitors of IDO1 (Soderlund, et al., J. Neuroinflammation, 2010, 7:44).
      Several studies have found Kynurenine pathway metabolites to be neuroactive and neurotoxic. Neurotoxic kynurenine metabolites are known to increase in the spinal cord of rats with experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (Chiarugi et al., Neuroscience, 2001, 102(3):687-95). The neurotoxic effects of Kynurenine metabolities is exacerbated by increased plasma glucose levels. Additionally, changes in the relative or absolute concentrations of the kynurenines have been found in several neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy (Németh et al., Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 2007, 7:45-56; Wu et al. 2013; PLoS One; 8(4)).
      Neuropsychiatric diseases and mood disorders such as depression and schizophrenia are also said to have IDO1 and Kynurenine dysregulation. Tryptophan depletion and deficiency of neurotransmitter 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) leads to depression and anxiety. Increased IDO1 activity decreases the synthesis of 5-HT by reducing the amount of Tryptophan availability for 5-HT synthesis by increasing Tryp catabolism via the kynurenine pathway (Plangar et al. (2012) Neuropsychopharmacol Hung 2012; 14(4): 239-244). Increased IDO1 activity and levels of both kynurenine and kynurenic acid have been found in the brains of deceased schizophrenics (Linderholm et al., Schizophrenia Bulletin (2012) 38: 426-432)). Thus, inhibition of IDO1, IDO1, and TDO may also be an important treatment strategy for patients with neurological or neuropsychiatric disease or disorders such as depression and schizophrenia as well as insomnia.
      Kynurenine pathway dysregulation and IDO1 and/or TDO activity also correlate with cardiovascular risk factors, and kynurenines and IDO1 are markers for Atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular heart diseases such as coronary artery disease (Platten et al., Science, 2005, 310(5749):850-5, Wirlietner et al. Eur J Clin Invest. 2003 July; 33(7):550-4) in addition to kidney disease. The kynurenines are associated with oxidative stress, inflammation and the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in patients with end-stage renal disease (Pawlak et al., Atherosclerosis, 2009, (204)1:309-314). Studies show that kynurenine pathway metabolites are associated with endothelial dysfunction markers in the patients with chronic kidney disease (Pawlak et al., Advances in Medical Sciences, 2010, 55(2):196-203).

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