Abstract Numerous FLT3 inhibitors have been explored as a viable therapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, clinical data have been underwhelming due to incomplete inhibition of FLT3 or the emergence of resistant mutations treated with these older agents. We previously developed a series of 3-phenyl-1H-5-pyrazolylamine derivatives as highly potent and selective FLT3 inhibitors with good in vivo efficacy using an intravenous (IV) route. However, the poor bioavailability of these pyrazole compounds limits the development of these promising antileukemic compounds for clinical use. Herein, we describe a novel class of 5-phenyl-thiazol-2-ylamine compounds that are multi-targeted FLT3 inhibitors. From this class of compounds, compound 7h was very potent against AML cell lines and exhibited excellent oral efficacy in AML xenograft models. In addition, further studies demonstrated that compound 7h exhibited potent in vitro and in vivo activities against clinically relevant AC220 (3)-resistant kinase domain mutants of FLT3-ITD.
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