Acid-base profiling of imatinib (Gleevec) and its fragments

Szakács, Zoltán and Béni, Szabolcs and Varga, Zoltán and Őrfi, László and Kéri, György and Noszál, Béla (2005) Acid-base profiling of imatinib (Gleevec) and its fragments. JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, 48 (1). pp. 249-255. ISSN 0022-2623

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The site-specific basicities of imatinib (Gleevec, a new signal transduction inhibitor drug of chronic myeloid leukemia) and two of its fragment compounds were quantitated in terms of protonation macroconstants, microconstants, and group constants by NMR-pH and pH-potentiometric titrations. Sequential protonation of imatinib follows the N-34, N-11, N-31, N-13 order. in which N-11 and N-31 show commensurable basicity, but negligible intramolecular Fragment compounds include two "halves" of imatinib, and their moiety-specific basicities confirm the NMR-based protonation sequence of the parent compound. NMR-pH profiles. macro- and/or microscopic protonation schemes, and species-specific distribution diagrams are presented. On the basis of these data, imatinib is shown to be predominantly neutral, monocationic, and tricationic at intestinal, blood, and gastric pH, respectively. The molecular hypotheses on imatinib binding to the Bcr-Abl oncogene fusion protein are interpreted at the site-specific level in view of the moiety basicities of imatinib.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia > QH3011 Biochemistry / biokémia
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology / terápia, gyógyszertan
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Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 10:25
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