Design and Discovery of MRTX0902, a Potent, Selective, Brain-Penetrant, and Orally Bioavailable Inhibitor of the SOS1:KRAS Protein-Protein Interaction.
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:J Med Chem, Volume 65, Issue 14, p.9678-9690 (2022)
Keywords:Acetonitriles, Animals, Brain, Cell Line, Tumor, Humans, Mice, Mutation, Piperazines, Proto-Oncogene Proteins p21(ras), Pyrimidines, SOS1 Protein
<p>SOS1 is one of the major guanine nucleotide exchange factors that regulates the ability of KRAS to cycle through its "on" and "off" states. Disrupting the SOS1:KRAS protein-protein interaction (PPI) can increase the proportion of GDP-loaded KRAS, providing a strong mechanistic rationale for combining inhibitors of the SOS1:KRAS complex with inhibitors like MRTX849 that target GDP-loaded KRAS. In this report, we detail the design and discovery of MRTX0902─a potent, selective, brain-penetrant, and orally bioavailable SOS1 binder that disrupts the SOS1:KRAS PPI. Oral administration of MRTX0902 in combination with MRTX849 results in a significant increase in antitumor activity relative to that of either single agent, including tumor regressions in a subset of animals in the MIA PaCa-2 tumor mouse xenograft model.</p>