SGC-CAMKK2-1: A Chemical Probe for CAMKK2.


The serine/threonine protein kinase calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase 2 (CAMKK2) plays critical roles in a range of biological processes. Despite its importance, only a handful of inhibitors of CAMKK2 have been disclosed. Having a selective small molecule tool to interrogate this kinase will help demonstrate that CAMKK2 inhibition can be therapeutically beneficial. Herein, we disclose SGC-CAMKK2-1, a selective chemical probe that targets CAMKK2.





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Wells, Carrow, Yi Liang, Thomas L Pulliam, Chenchu Lin, Dominik Awad, Benjamin Eduful, Sean O'Byrne, Mohammad Anwar Hossain, et al. (2023). SGC-CAMKK2-1: A Chemical Probe for CAMKK2. Cells, 12(2). p. 287. 10.3390/cells12020287 Retrieved from

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Luigi Racioppi

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Donald Patrick McDonnell

Glaxo-Wellcome Distinguished Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology, in the School of Medicine

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