Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase interacting multifunctional proteins (AIMPs) have recently been considered novel therapeutic targets in several cancers. In this publication we report the development of novel 2-aminophenylpyrimidines as new AIMP2-DX2 inhibitors. In particular, aminophenylpyrimidine 3 not only exhibited promising in vitro and in vivo potency but also exerted selective inhibition of H460 and A549 cells and AIMP2-DX2 rather than WI-26 cells and AIMP2. Aminophenylpyrimidine 3 offers possible therapeutic potential in the treatment of lung cancer.
Kim, S., Lee, S., Kim, D. G., Kim, K., Kim, T., Lim, S., Kong, H., & Suh, Y-G. (2020). 2-Aminophenylpyrimidines as Novel Inhibitors of Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetase Interacting Multifunctional Protein 2 (AIMP2)-DX2 for Lung Cancer Treatment. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 63(8), 3908-3914. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b01765