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Bacterial proteolytic complexes as therapeutic targets.
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PMID:  23023677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Proteases have been successfully targeted for the treatment of several diseases, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, multiple myeloma, HIV and hepatitis C virus infections. Given the demonstrated pharmacological tractability of this enzyme family and the pressing need for novel drugs to combat antibiotic resistance, proteases have also attracted interest as antibacterial targets - particularly the widely conserved intracellular bacterial degradative proteases, which are often indispensable for normal bacterial growth or virulence. This Review summarizes the roles of the key prokaryotic degradative proteases, with a focus on the initial efforts and associated challenges in developing specific therapeutic modulators of these enzymes as novel classes of antibacterial drugs.
Ravikiran M Raju; Alfred L Goldberg; Eric J Rubin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Drug discovery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1474-1784     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat Rev Drug Discov     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101124171     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Drug Discov     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02138, USA.
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