Targeting the MKK7–JNK Pathway with Covalent Inhibitors
Patrik Wolle, Julia Hardick, Shane J.F. Cronin, Julian Engel, Matthias Baumann, Jonas Lategahn, Josef M. Penninger, and Daniel Rauh
The protein kinase MKK7 (Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase 7) is linked to neuronal development and the onset of cancer. The field, however, lacks high-quality functional probes that would allow for the dissection of its detailed functions. Against this background, we describe an effective covalent inhibitor of MKK7 based on the pyrazolopyrimidine scaffold.