Studies of triazole bisphosphonates have resulted in identification of a potent inhibitor of geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase (IC50 = 45 nM) with very good selectivity for this enzyme over farnesyl diphosphate synthase (IC50 = 28 μM). This compound also potently disrupts geranylgeranylation and induces cytotoxicity in human myeloma cells at submicromolar levels, suggesting that it may serve as a lead compound for treatment of malignancies characterized by excessive protein secretion.
- Geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase
- farnesyl diphosphate synthase
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry