Our peptide chemistry team is excited to announce a new publication in the journal “Circulation”, which highlights the outcome of a highly successful drug discovery collaboration with Merck & co.’s world-class drug discovery group (Kenilworth, New Jersey).
The publication describes the discovery of a novel series of Imidazopyrazine derivatives by IRBM’s drug discovery team. This novel series of SHP2 allosteric inhibitors, having an imidazopyrazine 6,5-fused heterocyclic system as central scaffold, showed an excellent potency in enzyme and cellular assays.
Innovative synthetic strategies giving access to a larger chemical space are of great importance to make the development of peptide therapeutics a faster and more efficient process. Katritzky salts, easily prepared from primary amines, offer peptide chemists a tool to achieve many chemical transformations in a straightforward manner.