TBXT ligands for Chordoma: lactams for pocket F

Our initial fragment screen identified four different fragments that bound to what we call site F (Figure 1) These can be found in the Protein Data Base (pdb) with these codes: 5QSA, 5QSC, 5QSI, and 5QSK. In this blog I will talk about some observations from these structures that suggest promise for this pocket, show Read More …

Brachyury (TBXT) ligands for chordoma: 1. Fragment optimization strategy 2. fragment F9000505, B-site, PDB 5QRU

Introduction In this blog post I will share details on the new molecules we have designed and synthesized or purchased based on one of our original hits from the x-ray crystallography fragment screen. The compound is called F9000505 and it is bound to pocket B. The crystal structure was deposited in the Protein Data Bank Read More …

TBXT (brachyury) and Chordoma: Project Introduction

In my Chordoma Open Lab Notebook entries, I will tell you about a project that is very important to me, targeting the transcription factor brachyury (also known as TBXT) for the rare cancer chordoma. In the coming weeks and months, the amount of science strategy, science details, and science progress shared here will rise. Today’s Read More …