Seifert, Roland and Dove, Stefan (2012) Towards selective inhibitors of adenylyl cyclase toxin from Bordetella pertussis. Trends in microbiology 20 (7), pp. 343-351.
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Whooping cough is a very important medical problem that requires novel approaches for treatment. The disease is caused by Bordetella pertussis, with the calmodulin (CaM)-activated adenylyl cyclase (AC) toxin (also known as CyaA) being a major virulence factor. Hence, CyaA inhibitors could constitute novel therapeutics, but it has been difficult to develop potent drugs with high selectivity over mammalian membranous ACs (mACs). Recent studies have shown that bis-anthraniloyl-substituted nucleoside 5'-triphosphates are potent and selective CyaA inhibitors. In addition, the interaction of CyaA with CaM is very different from the interaction of membranous mAC1 with CaM. Accordingly, compounds that interfere with the CyaA-CaM interaction may constitute a novel class of drugs against whooping cough.
|Institutions:||Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institute of Pharmacy > Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry II (Prof. Buschauer)|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences|
500 Science > 570 Life sciences
600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
600 Technology > 615 Pharmacy
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Partially|
|Owner:||Prof. Dr. Stefan Dove|
|Deposited On:||15 Nov 2012 10:33|
|Last Modified:||15 Nov 2012 15:43|
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