JAK2 kinase (JH1 domain) in complex with compound 30

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.192 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.193 

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Identification of Imidazo-Pyrrolopyridines as Novel and Potent JAK1 Inhibitors.

Kulagowski, J.J.Blair, W.Bull, R.J.Chang, C.Deshmukh, G.Dyke, H.J.Eigenbrot, C.Ghilardi, N.Gibbons, P.Harrison, T.K.Hewitt, P.R.Liimatta, M.Hurley, C.A.Johnson, A.Johnson, T.Kenny, J.R.Bir Kohli, P.Maxey, R.J.Mendonca, R.Mortara, K.Murray, J.Narukulla, R.Shia, S.Steffek, M.Ubhayakar, S.Ultsch, M.van Abbema, A.Ward, S.I.Waszkowycz, B.Zak, M.

(2012) J Med Chem 55: 5901-5921

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jm300438j
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4E4L, 4E4M, 4E4N, 4E5W, 4E6D, 4E6Q

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    A therapeutic rationale is proposed for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), by specific targeting of the JAK1 pathway. Examination of the preferred binding conformation of clinically effective, pan-JAK inhibitor 1 led to identification of a novel, tricyclic hinge binding scaffold 3. Exploration of SAR through a series of cycloamino and cycloalkylamino analogues demonstrated this template to be highly tolerant of substitution, with a predisposition to moderate selectivity for the JAK1 isoform over JAK2. This study culminated in the identification of subnanomolar JAK1 inhibitors such as 22 and 49, having excellent cell potency, good rat pharmacokinetic characteristics, and excellent kinase selectivity. Determination of the binding modes of the series in JAK1 and JAK2 by X-ray crystallography supported the design of analogues to enhance affinity and selectivity.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Argenta, 8/9 Spire Green Centre, Harlow CM19 5TR, United Kingdom. janusz.kulagowski@glpg

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Tyrosine-protein kinase JAK2A,
C [auth D],
D [auth E]
302Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: JAK2
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Find proteins for O60674 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  O60674
PHAROS:  O60674
GTEx:  ENSG00000096968 
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupO60674
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChains TypeFormula2D DiagramParent
Query on PTR
C [auth D],
D [auth E]
Binding Affinity Annotations 
IDSourceBinding Affinity
0NH Binding MOAD:  4E4M Ki: 11 (nM) from 1 assay(s)
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.192 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.193 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 69.366α = 75.27
b = 76.308β = 66.62
c = 87.278γ = 62.96
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
Blu-Icedata collection
HKL-2000data reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-05-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-07-11
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2023-09-13
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Refinement description
  • Version 1.3: 2023-12-06
    Changes: Data collection