Structure-Based Analysis of Boronic Acids as Inhibitors of Acinetobacter-Derived Cephalosporinase-7, a Unique Class C beta-Lactamase.Bouza, A.A., Swanson, H.C., Smolen, K.A., VanDine, A.L., Taracila, M.A., Romagnoli, C., Caselli, E., Prati, F., Bonomo, R.A., Powers, R.A., Wallar, B.J.
(2018) ACS Infect Dis 4: 325-336
- PubMed: 29144724
- DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00152
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- PubMed Abstract:
Acinetobacter baumannii is a multidrug resistant pathogen that infects more than 12 000 patients each year in the US. Much of the resistance to β-lactam antibiotics in Acinetobacter spp. is mediated by class C β-lactamases known as Acinetobacter-deri ...
Acinetobacter baumannii is a multidrug resistant pathogen that infects more than 12 000 patients each year in the US. Much of the resistance to β-lactam antibiotics in Acinetobacter spp. is mediated by class C β-lactamases known as Acinetobacter-derived cephalosporinases (ADCs). ADCs are unaffected by clinically used β-lactam-based β-lactamase inhibitors. In this study, five boronic acid transition state analog inhibitors (BATSIs) were evaluated for inhibition of the class C cephalosporinase ADC-7. Our goal was to explore the properties of BATSIs designed to probe the R1 binding site. Ki values ranged from low micromolar to subnanomolar, and circular dichroism (CD) demonstrated that each inhibitor stabilizes the β-lactamase-inhibitor complexes. Additionally, X-ray crystal structures of ADC-7 in complex with five inhibitors were determined (resolutions from 1.80 to 2.09 Å). In the ADC-7/CR192 complex, the BATSI with the lowest Ki (0.45 nM) and greatest ΔTm (+9 °C), a trifluoromethyl substituent, interacts with Arg340. Arg340 is unique to ADCs and may play an important role in the inhibition of ADC-7. The ADC-7/BATSI complexes determined in this study shed light into the unique recognition sites in ADC enzymes and also offer insight into further structure-based optimization of these inhibitors.
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