Understanding the structural mechanisms of antibiotic resistance sets the platform for new discovery.

Abstract:

:Understanding the structural basis of antibacterial resistance may enable rational design principles that avoid and subvert that resistance, thus leading to the discovery of more effective antibiotics. In this review, we explore the use of crystal structures to guide new discovery of antibiotics that are effective against resistant organisms. Structures of efflux pumps bound to substrates and inhibitors have aided the design of compounds with lower affinity for the pump or inhibitors that more effectively block the pump. Structures of β-lactamase enzymes have revealed the mechanisms of action toward key carbapenems and structures of gyrase have aided the design of compounds that are less susceptible to point mutations.

journal_name

Future Microbiol

journal_title

Future microbiology

authors

Reeve SM,Lombardo MN,Anderson AC

doi

10.2217/fmb.15.78

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-01-01 00:00:00

pages

1727-33

issue

11

eissn

1746-0913

issn

1746-0921

journal_volume

10

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