Fragment-Based Discovery of MRTX1719, a Synthetic Lethal Inhibitor of the PRMT5•MTA Complex for the Treatment of -Deleted Cancers.
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:J Med Chem (2022)
<p>The PRMT5•MTA complex has recently emerged as a new synthetically lethal drug target for the treatment of -deleted cancers. Here, we report the discovery of development candidate . is a potent and selective binder to the PRMT5•MTA complex and selectively inhibits PRMT5 activity in -deleted cells compared to -wild-type cells. Daily oral administration of to tumor xenograft-bearing mice demonstrated dose-dependent inhibition of PRMT5-dependent symmetric dimethylarginine protein modification in -deleted tumors that correlated with antitumor activity. A 4-(aminomethyl)phthalazin-1(2)-one hit was identified through a fragment-based screen, followed by X-ray crystallography, to confirm binding to the PRMT5•MTA complex. Fragment growth supported by structural insights from X-ray crystallography coupled with optimization of pharmacokinetic properties aided the discovery of development candidate .</p>