Imidazo[1,2-b]pyridazines: a potent and selective class of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors

Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2004 May 3;14(9):2249-52. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2004.02.008.


Modification of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine CDK inhibitors lead to identification of less lipophilic imidazo[1,2-b]pyridazine series of CDK inhibitors. Although several equivalent compounds from these two series have similar structure and show similar CDK activity, the SAR of the two series differs significantly. Protein inhibitor structure determination has confirmed differences in binding mode and given some understanding of these differences in SAR. Potent and selective imidazo[1,2-b]pyridazine inhibitors of CDK2 have been identified, which show >1 microM plasma levels following a 2mg/kg oral dose to mice.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cyclin-Dependent Kinases / antagonists & inhibitors*
  • Enzyme Inhibitors / blood
  • Enzyme Inhibitors / chemistry
  • Enzyme Inhibitors / pharmacology*
  • Mice
  • Models, Molecular
  • Pyridazines / blood
  • Pyridazines / chemistry*
  • Pyridazines / pharmacology*


  • Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Pyridazines
  • Cyclin-Dependent Kinases