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A broad anti-influenza hybrid small molecule that potently disrupts the interaction of polymerase acidic protein-basic protein 1 (PA-PB1) subunits

Massari, Serena, Nannetti, Giulio, Desantis, Jenny, Muratore, Giulia, Sabatini, Stefano, Manfroni, Giuseppe, Mercorelli, Beatrice, Cecchetti, Violetta, Palù, Giorgio, Cruciani, Gabriele, Loregian, Arianna, Goracci, Laura and Tabarrini, Oriana 2015. A broad anti-influenza hybrid small molecule that potently disrupts the interaction of polymerase acidic protein-basic protein 1 (PA-PB1) subunits. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 58 (9) , p. 3830. 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.5b00012

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Abstract

In continuing our efforts to identify small molecules able to disrupt the interaction of the polymerase acidic protein–basic protein 1 (PA–PB1) subunits of influenza virus (Flu) RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, this paper is devoted to the optimization of a dihydrotriazolopyrimidine derivative, previously identified through structure-based drug discovery. The structure modifications performed around the bicyclic core led to the identification of compounds endowed with both the ability to disrupt PA–PB1 subunits interaction and anti-Flu activity with no cytotoxicity. Very interesting results were obtained with the hybrid molecules 36 and 37, designed by merging some peculiar structural features known to impart PA–PB1 interaction inhibition, with compound 36 that emerged as the most potent PA–PB1 interaction inhibitor (IC50 = 1.1 μM) among all the small molecules reported so far. Calculations showed a very favored H-bonding between the 2-amidic carbonyl of 36 and Q408, which seems to justify its potent ability to interfere with the interaction of the polymerase subunits.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Pharmacy
Publisher: American Chemical Society
ISSN: 0022-2623
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 November 2018
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2019 11:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/115328

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