2-Amino-2,3-dihydro-1H-indene-5-carboxamide-Based Discoidin Domain Receptor 1 (DDR1) Inhibitors: Design, Synthesis, and in Vivo Antipancreatic Cancer Efficacy.
Zhu D., Huang H., Pinkas DM., Luo J., Ganguly D., Fox AE., Arner E., Xiang Q., Tu Z-C., Bullock AN., Brekken RA., Ding K., Lu X.
A series of 2-amino-2,3-dihydro-1H-indene-5-carboxamides were designed and synthesized as new selective discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1) inhibitors. One of the representative compounds, 7f, bound with DDR1 with a Kd value of 5.9 nM and suppressed the kinase activity with an half-maximal (50%) inhibitory concentration value of 14.9 nM. 7f potently inhibited collagen-induced DDR1 signaling and epithelial-mesenchymal transition, dose-dependently suppressed colony formation of pancreatic cancer cells, and exhibited promising in vivo therapeutic efficacy in orthotopic mouse models of pancreatic cancer.