Synthesis and evaluation of inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis UGM using bioisosteric replacement

Jian Fu, Ziyao He, Huixiao Fu, Yufen Xia, Inès N'Go, Huayong Lou, Jinglan Wu, Weidong Pan, Stephane Vincent

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There is a dearth of tuberculosis (TB) drug development activity as current therapeutic treatments are inadequate due to the appearance of drug-resistant TB. The enzyme UDP-galactopyranose mutase (UGM) is involved in the biosynthesis of galactan which is essential for cell wall integrity and bacterial viability. Its inhibition has thus been featured as profitable strategy for anti-TB drug discovery. In this study, we report on the synthesis of amides derived from rosmarinic acid, their inhibitory effect towards purified UGM using three distinct biochemical assays: FP, HPLC and SPR. The rosmarinic amides generally showed a significantly higher affinity for UGM than the corresponding rosmarinic ester. In particular, compound 5h displayed interesting binding affinity values (Kd = 58 ± 7, 63 ± 9 µM towards KpUGM and MtUGM respectively). Furthermore, a new UGM SPR assay was established and confirmed that 5h binds to UGM with a dissociation constant of 104.8 ± 6.5 μM. Collectively, this study validates the amide bioisosteric strategy which has been successfully implemented to develop UGM inhibitors from rosmarinic acid, providing a substantial basis for further design of novel UGM inhibitors and anti-mycobacterial agents.

langue originaleAnglais
Numéro d'article116896
journalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
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Etat de la publicationPublié - 1 sept. 2022

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