A high-throughput screening (HTS) campaign identified a class of heteroaryl piperazines with excellent baseline affinity and selectivity for phosphoinositide 3-kinase δ (PI3Kδ) over closely related isoforms. Rapid evaluation and optimization of structure-activity relationships (SAR) for this class, leveraging the modular nature of this scaffold, facilitated development of this hit class into a series of potent and selective inhibitors of PI3Kδ. This effort culminated in the identification of 29, which displayed excellent potency in enzyme and cell-based assays, as well as favorable pharmacokinetic and off-target profiles.
Keywords: PI3Kδ inhibitor; Parallel medicinal chemistry; Phosphoinositide 3-kinase δ; Physicochemical properties; Structure-activity relationship.
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