Design and synthesis of mimics of the T7-loop of FtsZ

Nohemy A. Sorto, Phillip P. Painter, James C. Fettinger, Dean J. Tantillo, Jared T. Shaw

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Mimics of the T7-loop of the bacterial cell division protein FtsZ have been designed and synthesized. The design is based on the X-ray cocrystal structure of P. aeruginosa FtsZ:SulA. Fast Rigid Exhaustive Docking (FRED) was employed to select compounds that can mimic the key interacting residues. Bicyclic oxazolidinones 1a-d were selected for further study and synthesized from a key bicyclic aziridine intermediate, which is synthesized from a readily available unsaturated aldehyde and amides derived from α-amino acids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2700-2703
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry


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