A Modular Approach to Phosphoglycosyltransferase Inhibitors Inspired by Nucleoside Antibiotics
Author(s)Walvoort, Maria Theresia Cornelia; Lukose, Vinita; Imperiali, Barbara
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Phosphoglycosyltransferases (PGTs) represent “gatekeeper” enzymes in complex glycan assembly pathways by catalyzing transfer of a phosphosugar from an activated nucleotide diphosphosugar to a membrane-resident polyprenol phosphate. The unique structures of selected nucleoside antibiotics, such as tunicamycin and mureidomycin A, which are known to inhibit comparable biochemical transformations, are exploited as the foundation for the development of modular synthetic inhibitors of PGTs. Herein we present the design, synthesis, and biochemical evaluation of two readily manipulatable modular scaffolds as inhibitors of monotopic bacterial PGTs. Selected compounds show IC[subscript 50] values down to the 40 μm range, thereby serving as lead compounds for future development of selective and effective inhibitors of diverse PGTs of biological and medicinal interest.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Biology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry
Chemistry - A European Journal
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Walvoort, Marthe T. C., Vinita Lukose, and Barbara Imperiali. “A Modular Approach to Phosphoglycosyltransferase Inhibitors Inspired by Nucleoside Antibiotics.” Chemistry - A European Journal 22, no. 11 (December 10, 2015): 3856-3864.
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