Cell-Based Medicinal Chemistry Optimization of High Throughput Screening Hits for Orally Active Antimalarials. Part 2: Hits from SoftFocus Kinase and other Libraries.

30 Aug 2013

Yassir Younis, Leslie J. Street, David Waterson, Michael J. Witty, and Kelly Chibale

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/jm400279y


In the second part of this Miniperspectives series, we highlight our medicinal chemistry efforts involving progression of hits from whole cell high-throughput screening (HTS) of a SoftFocus kinase library against the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum . Successful SAR exploration in Hit-to-Lead and Lead Optimization efforts leading to the selection of a preclinical development candidate are demonstrated. Related efforts by researchers from Broad/Genzyme, Anacor, and GSK are briefly covered.

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