Discovery and preliminary SARs of keto-indoles as novel indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) inhibitors.
Dolušić E., Larrieu P., Blanc S., Sapunaric F., Pouyez J., Moineaux L., Colette D., Stroobant V., Pilotte L., Colau D., Ferain T., Fraser G., Galleni M., Frère J-M., Masereel B., Van den Eynde B., Wouters J., Frédérick R.
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is an important new therapeutic target for the treatment of cancer. With the aim of discovering novel IDO inhibitors, a virtual screen was undertaken and led to the discovery of the keto-indole derivative 1a endowed with an inhibitory potency in the micromolar range. Detailed kinetics were performed and revealed an uncompetitive inhibition profile. Preliminary SARs were drawn in this series and corroborated the putative binding orientation as suggested by docking.