Structure-based virtual screening and biological evaluation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate reductase inhibitors Academic Article uri icon

publication date

  • 2008

abstract

  • Tuberculosis is among the world's deadliest infectious diseases. APS reductase catalyzes the first committed step in bacterial sulfate reduction and is a validated drug target against latent tuberculosis infection. We performed a virtual screening to identify APSR inhibitors. These inhibitors represent the first non-phosphate-based molecules to inhibit APSR. Common chemical features lay the foundation for the development of agents that could shorten the duration of chemotherapy by targeting the latent stage of TB infection.