Binaphthyl-anchored antibacterial tripeptide derivatives with hydrophobic C-terminal amino acid variations

Bremner, John B., Keller, Paul A., Pyne, Stephen G., Robertson, Mark, Sakthivel, K., Somphol, Kittiya, Baylis, Dean, Coates, Jonathan A., Deadman, John, Jeevarajah, Dharshini, and Rhodes, David I. (2012) Binaphthyl-anchored antibacterial tripeptide derivatives with hydrophobic C-terminal amino acid variations. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 8. pp. 1265-1270.

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The facile synthesis of seven new dicationic tripeptide benzyl ester derivatives, with hydrophobic group variations in the C-terminal amino acid component, is described. Moderate to good activity was seen against Gram-positive bacteria in vitro. One cyclohexyl-substituted compound 2c was tested more widely and showed good potency (MIC values ranging from 2–4 µg/mL) against antibiotic-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococci (VRE, VSE), and against Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Item ID: 36835
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1860-5397
Keywords: antibacterials, binaphthyls, cationic peptides, peptides, resistance, VISA, VRE
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