: Beta-lactam antibiotics are one of the most commonly used drug classes in managing bacterial infections. However, their use is threatened by the alarming phenomenon of antimicrobial resistance, which represents a worldwide health concern. Given the continuous spread of metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs) producing pathogens, the need to discover broad-spectrum β-lactamase inhibitors is increasingly growing. A series of zinc chelators have been synthesized and investigated for their ability to hamper the Zn-ion network of interactions in the active site of MBLs. We assessed the inhibitory activity of new polyimidazole ligands N,N'-bis((imidazol-4-yl)methyl)-ethylenediamine, N,N,N'-tris((imidazol-4-yl)methyl)-ethylenediamine, N,N,N,N'-tetra((imidazol-4-yl-methyl)-ethylenediamine toward three different subclasses B1 MBLs: VIM-1, NDM-1 and IMP-1 by in vitro assays. The activity of known zinc chelators such as 1,4,7,10,13-Pentaazacyclopentadecane, 1,4,8,11-Tetraazacyclotetradecane and 1,4,7,10-Tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid was also assessed. Moreover, a molecular docking study was carried to gain insight into the interaction mode of the most active ligands.

New polyimidazole ligands against subclass B1 metallo-β-lactamases: Kinetic, microbiological, docking analysis

Bognanni, Noemi
Primo
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Basile, Livia;La Piana, Luana;Vecchio, Graziella
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2023-01-01

Abstract

: Beta-lactam antibiotics are one of the most commonly used drug classes in managing bacterial infections. However, their use is threatened by the alarming phenomenon of antimicrobial resistance, which represents a worldwide health concern. Given the continuous spread of metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs) producing pathogens, the need to discover broad-spectrum β-lactamase inhibitors is increasingly growing. A series of zinc chelators have been synthesized and investigated for their ability to hamper the Zn-ion network of interactions in the active site of MBLs. We assessed the inhibitory activity of new polyimidazole ligands N,N'-bis((imidazol-4-yl)methyl)-ethylenediamine, N,N,N'-tris((imidazol-4-yl)methyl)-ethylenediamine, N,N,N,N'-tetra((imidazol-4-yl-methyl)-ethylenediamine toward three different subclasses B1 MBLs: VIM-1, NDM-1 and IMP-1 by in vitro assays. The activity of known zinc chelators such as 1,4,7,10,13-Pentaazacyclopentadecane, 1,4,8,11-Tetraazacyclotetradecane and 1,4,7,10-Tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid was also assessed. Moreover, a molecular docking study was carried to gain insight into the interaction mode of the most active ligands.
2023
Imidazole
Inhibitor
MBL
Meropenem
Zinc
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