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Luciferin and derivatives as a DYRK selective scaffold for the design of protein kinase inhibitors
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2015 (English)In: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, ISSN 0223-5234, E-ISSN 1768-3254, Vol. 94, 140-148 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract D-Luciferin is widely used as a substrate in luciferase catalysed bioluminescence assays for in vitro studies. However, little is known about cross reactivity and potential interference of D-luciferin with other enzymes. We serendipitously found that firefly luciferin inhibited the CDK2/Cyclin A protein kinase. Inhibition profiling of D-luciferin over a 103-protein kinase panel showed significant inhibition of a small set of protein kinases, in particular the DYRK-family, but also other members of the CMGC-group, including ERK8 and CK2. Inhibition profiling on a 16-member focused library derived from D-luciferin confirms that D-luciferin represents a DYRK-selective chemotype of fragment-like molecular weight. Thus, observation of its inhibitory activity and the initial SAR information reported here promise to be useful for further design of protein kinase inhibitors with related scaffolds.

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2015. Vol. 94, 140-148 p.
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Luciferin, Protein kinase, Inhibitor profiling, Drug design, Crystallography
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Organic Chemistry
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100825DOI: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2015.02.035OAI: diva2:794317
Available from: 2015-03-11 Created: 2015-03-11 Last updated: 2015-03-12Bibliographically approved

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