The present invention provides thiazolyl-based compounds of formula (I),
##STR00001## useful for treating p38 kinase-associated conditions,
wherein ring A is phenyl or pyridyl, and X, Y, B, R.sup.2, R.sup.3,
Z.sup.1 m and n are as defined herein. The invention further pertains to
pharmaceutical compositions containing at least one compound according to
the invention useful for treating p38 kinase-associated conditions, and
methods of inhibiting the activity of p38 kinase in a mammal.