Design, synthesis and structure activity relationship of potent pan-PIM kinase inhibitors derived from the pyridyl carboxamide scaffold

Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2016 May 1;26(9):2328-32. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2016.03.037. Epub 2016 Mar 11.


The Pim proteins (1, 2 and 3) are serine/threonine kinases that have been found to be upregulated in many hematological malignancies and solid tumors. As a result of overlapping functions among the three isoforms, inhibition of all three Pim kinases has become an attractive strategy for cancer therapy. Herein we describe our efforts in identifying potent pan-PIM inhibitors that are derived from our previously reported pyridyl carboxamide scaffold as part of a medicinal chemistry strategy to address metabolic stability.

Keywords: Hematological malignancies; Pim kinase; pan-PIM kinase inhibitor.

MeSH terms

  • Amides / chemistry
  • Amides / pharmacology*
  • Crystallography, X-Ray
  • Drug Design*
  • Protein Kinase Inhibitors / pharmacology*
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-pim-1 / antagonists & inhibitors*
  • Structure-Activity Relationship


  • Amides
  • Protein Kinase Inhibitors
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-pim-1
  • proto-oncogene proteins pim