Aurora kinase inhibitor patents and agents in clinical testing: An update (2009 - 10)

Chun Hei Antonio Cheung, Mohane Selvaraj Coumar, Jang Yang Chang, Hsing Pang Hsieh

研究成果: Review article同行評審

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Introduction: Mitosis is a key step in the cell cycle and is controlled by several cell cycle regulators, including aurora kinases. Aurora family members A, B and C are essential for spindle assembly, centrosome maturation, chromosomal segregation and cytokinesis. Overexpression/amplification of aurora kinases has been implicated in oncogenic transformation, including the development of chromosomal instability in cancer cells. Hence, the use of aurora kinase small molecule inhibitors as a potential molecular-targeted therapeutic intervention for cancer is being pursued by various researchers. Area covered: This review provides an update on aurora kinase inhibitors based on developments from 2009 to 2010. The medicinal chemistry aspects of aurora kinase inhibitors, with a particular emphasis on the patent literature, are reviewed. Databases such as PubMed, SCOPUS, Scifinder and database were used to search for literature in the preparation of this review. Expert opinion: Around a dozen aurora kinase inhibitors are currently undergoing various Phase I - II evaluations for different human cancers. Instead of being applied as a monotherapy, combinations of aurora kinase inhibitors and existing chemotherapeutic compounds seem to give better therapeutic outcomes and are, therefore, a promising future cancer therapy.

頁(從 - 到)857-884
期刊Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
出版狀態Published - 2011 六月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery

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