Design and Development of a Series of Potent and Selective Type II Inhibitors of CDK8

ACS Med Chem Lett. 2016 Apr 5;7(6):595-600. doi: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.6b00044. eCollection 2016 Jun 9.


Using Sorafenib as a starting point, a series of potent and selective inhibitors of CDK8 was developed. When cocrystallized with CDK8 and cyclin C, these compounds exhibit a Type-II (DMG-out) binding mode.

Keywords: CDK8; DMG-out; Sorafenib; inhibitor.