Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is involved in hyper-proliferative diseases, such as cancer and vascular remodeling in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Inhibitors of sphingosine kinase 1 and 2 (SK1 and SK2), which catalyze the synthesis of S1P, may be useful anti- proliferative agents. We have synthesized a series of sphingosine-based inhibitors of SK and SK2. Also provided in this invention are compounds that activate SK1 which can be used in diseases such as fibrosis, where intracellular S1P is anti-fibrotic.
|Publication status||Published - 7 Aug 2014|
- anti-proliferative agents