Cover picture: CMP-pseudaminic acid is a natural potent inhibitor of PseB, the first enzyme of the pseudaminic acid pathway in campylobacter jejuni and helicobacter pylori (chemmedchem 1/2008)

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/cmdc.200890000
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TypeArticle
Journal titleChemMedChem
ISSN1860-7179
1860-7187
Volume3
Issue1
AbstractThe cover picture shows the six enzymes (Pse B, C, H, G, I, F) responsible for producing CMP-pseudaminic acid (CMP-Pse) starting from UDP-GlcNAc in Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori. These pathogens modify their flagella with sialic acid-like sugars such as pseudaminic acid (Pse) which are required for flagellar assembly, motility, and hence virulence. Pse B plays a central role in Pse biosynthesis and is also thought to be implicated in other glycan pathways making it a prime therapeutic target. Saturation transfer difference nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (STD NMR) was used to determine binding epitopes for Pse B and to characterize Pse B inhibition with CMP-Pse at the molecular level. Docking studies and CORCEMA calculations validated STD NMR results and revealed that CMP-Pse and UDP-GlcNAc adopt similar conformations within the Pse B active site. These findings will guide the development of small-molecule inhibitors as a means to pharmaceutically control C. jejuni and H. pylori infections. For details, see the Communication by D. J. McNally, et al. on p. 55 ff.
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PublisherWiley
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Biological Sciences
Peer reviewedYes
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