extended footprinting analysis and excellent MRSA inhibition for a derivative with an adenine phenyl side chain
Five promising pleuromutilin derivatives from our former studies, all containing adenine on various linkers, were supplemented with two new compounds. The binding to Escherichia coli ribosomes was verified by extensive chemical footprinting analysis. The ability to inhibit bacterial growth was investigated on two Staphylococcus aureus strains and compared to the pleuromutilin drugs tiamulin and valnemulin. Three of the compounds show an effect similar to tiamulin and one compound shows an excellent effect similar to valnemulin.
Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2014, Vol 24, Issue 4, p. 1043-6