Bioorg Med Chem 2011 Jan 10;19(1):429-39. Epub 2010 Nov 10.
Chemical Genomics Centre of the Max Planck Society, Otto-Hahn-Strasse 15, 44227 Dortmund, Germany.
Here we present the synthesis and biological activity of a series of 7-substituted-1-(3-bromophenylamino)isoquinoline-4-carbonitriles as inhibitors of myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) and the epidermal growth factor receptor kinase (EGFR). The inhibitory effect of these molecules was found to be dependent on the nature of the substituents at the 7-position of the isoquinoline scaffold.