Exploration of Piperidinols as Potential Antitubercular Agents

Abuhammad, Areej and Fullam, Elizabeth and Bhakta, Sanjib and Russell, Angela and Morris, Garrett and Finn, Paul W. and Sim, Edith (2014) Exploration of Piperidinols as Potential Antitubercular Agents. Molecules, 19 (10). pp. 16274-16290. ISSN 1420-3049


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Novel drugs to treat tuberculosis are required and the identification of potential targets is important. Piperidinols have been identified as potential antimycobacterial agents (MIC < 5 μg/mL), which also inhibit mycobacterial arylamine N-acetyltransferase (NAT), an enzyme essential for mycobacterial survival inside macrophages. The NAT inhibition involves a prodrug-like mechanism in which activation leads to the formation of bioactive phenyl vinyl ketone (PVK). The PVK fragment selectively forms an adduct with the cysteine residue in the active site. Time dependent inhibition of the NAT enzyme from Mycobacterium marinum (M. marinum) demonstrates a covalent binding mechanism for all inhibitory piperidinol analogues. The structure activity relationship highlights the importance of halide substitution on the piperidinol benzene ring. The structures of the NAT enzymes from M. marinum and M. tuberculosis, although 74% identical, have different residues in their active site clefts and allow the effects of amino acid substitutions to be assessed in understanding inhibitory potency. In addition, we have used the piperidinol 3-dimensional shape and electrostatic properties to identify two additional distinct chemical scaffolds as inhibitors of NAT. While one of the scaffolds has anti-tubercular activity, both inhibit NAT but through a non-covalent mechanism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuberculosis; Arylamine N-Acetyltransferase[MESH]
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: School of Science > Metabolic Research
Depositing User: Paul Finn
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 14:56
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 14:48
URI: http://bear.buckingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/43

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