The present invention provides compounds of formula I: ##STR00001## where R.sup.1 is H, CONH.sub.2, T(.sub.n)-R, or T(.sub.n)-Ar.sup.2, n may be zero or one, and G, XYZ, and Q are as described below. These compounds are inhibitors of protein kinase, particularly inhibitors of JNK, a mammalian protein kinase involved cell proliferation, cell death and response to extracellular stimuli. The invention also relates to methods for producing these inhibitors. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising the inhibitors of the invention and methods of utilizing those compositions in the treatment and prevention of various disorders.


> Imidazole compositions useful as inhibitors of protein kinases

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