New method for synthesis of EZH2 methyltransferase inhibitor GSK126

2016-07-13T18:10:48Z (GMT) by Chen Lu Qiang Zhang Xin Chen
<p>GSK126 is a potent small-molecule inhibitor of S-adenosyl-methionine-competitive EZH2 methyltransferase and has the potential to be used clinically for preventing unwanted histone methylation of tumor suppressor genes. In this article, we describe a new synthetic route that has been developed for synthesizing the title compound through nine steps, starting from 2,5-dibromobenzoic acid. This synthetic method is economical and suitable for multigram-scale preparation of GSK126 and related N-alkylated indole derivatives.</p>