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Inhibition of the β-class carbonic anhydrases from Mycobacterium tuberculosis with carboxylic acids.
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PMID:  22299588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is strongly inhibited by weak acids although the mechanism by which these compounds act is not completely understood. A series of substituted benzoic acids, nipecotic acid, ortho- and para-coumaric acid, caffeic acid and ferulic acid were investigated as inhibitors of three β-class carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC from this pathogen, mtCA 1 (Rv1284), mtCA 2 (Rv3588c) and mtCA 3 (Rv3273). All three enzymes were inhibited with efficacies between the submicromolar to the micromolar one, depending on the scaffold present in the carboxylic acid. mtCA 3 was the isoform mostly inhibited by these compounds (K(I)s in the range of 0.11-0.97 µM); followed by mtCA 2 (K(I)s in the range of 0.59-8.10 µM), whereas against mtCA 1, these carboxylic acids showed inhibition constants in the range of 2.25-7.13 µM. This class of relatively underexplored β-CA inhibitors warrant further in vivo studies, as they may have the potential for developing antimycobacterial agents with a diverse mechanism of action compared to the clinically used drugs for which many strains exhibit multi-drug or extensive multi-drug resistance.
Alfonso Maresca; Daniela Vullo; Andrea Scozzafava; Gheorghe Manole; Claudiu T Supuran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of enzyme inhibition and medicinal chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-6374     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101150203     Medline TA:  J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Università degli Studi di Firenze, Polo Scientifico, Laboratorio di Chimica Bioinorganica , Sesto Fiorentino (Florence) , Italy.
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