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See detailAminophosphonic Acids and Aminobis(phosphonic acids) as Potential Inhibitors of Penicillin-Binding Proteins
Beck, Josephine; Gharbi, Sonia; Herteg-Fernea, Adriana et al

in European Journal of Organic Chemistry (2009), (1), 85-97

Abstract Aminophosphonic acids and aminobis(phosphonic acids) have been prepared by the alkylation of Schiff bases with methyl bromoacetate or ethyl acrylate. Other pathways, like the modified Pudovik ... [more ▼]

Abstract Aminophosphonic acids and aminobis(phosphonic acids) have been prepared by the alkylation of Schiff bases with methyl bromoacetate or ethyl acrylate. Other pathways, like the modified Pudovik reaction and Kabachnik-Fields reaction, have been considered for the synthesis of the -phosphonic bioisoster of aminocitrate. Partial or complete deprotection of the phosphonate ester have been realised by either acidic hydrolysis or by treatment with trimethylsilyl bromide. Evaluation against penicillin-binding proteins has shown that our compounds are modest inhibitors of class A -lactamases, but have an interesting activity against R39 (D,D-peptidase/carboxypeptidase). [less ▲]

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See detailStructural basis of the inhibition of class A beta-lactamases and penicillin-binding proteins by 6-beta-iodopenicillanate
Sauvage, Eric ULg; Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Dive, Georges ULg et al

in Journal of the American Chemical Society (2009), 131(42), 15262-15269

6-Beta-halogenopenicillanates are powerful, irreversible inhibitors of various beta-lactamases and penicillin-binding proteins. Upon acylation of these enzymes, the inhibitors are thought to undergo a ... [more ▼]

6-Beta-halogenopenicillanates are powerful, irreversible inhibitors of various beta-lactamases and penicillin-binding proteins. Upon acylation of these enzymes, the inhibitors are thought to undergo a structural rearrangement associated with the departure of the iodide and formation of a dihydrothiazine ring, but, to date, no structural evidence has proven this. 6-Beta-iodopenicillanic acid (BIP) is shown here to be an active antibiotic against various bacterial strains and an effective inhibitor of the class A beta-lactamase of Bacillus subtilis BS3 (BS3) and the D,D-peptidase of Actinomadura R39 (R39). Crystals of BS3 and of R39 were soaked with a solution of BIP and their structures solved at 1.65 and 2.2 A, respectively. The beta-lactam and the thiazolidine rings of BIP are indeed found to be fused into a dihydrothiazine ring that can adopt two stable conformations at these active sites. The rearranged BIP is observed in one conformation in the BS3 active site and in two monomers of the asymmetric unit of R39, and is observed in the other conformation in the other two monomers of the asymmetric unit of R39. The BS3 structure reveals a new mode of carboxylate interaction with a class A beta-lactamase active site that should be of interest in future inhibitor design. [less ▲]

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See detailDiscovery of New Inhibitors of Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Penicillin Binding Protein (PBP) 2x by Structure-Based Virtual Screening.
Miguet, Laurence; Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Gerards, Thomas ULg et al

in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2009)

Penicillin binding proteins (PBPs) are involved in the biosynthesis of the peptidoglycan layer constitutive of the bacterial envelope. They have been targeted for more than half a century by extensively ... [more ▼]

Penicillin binding proteins (PBPs) are involved in the biosynthesis of the peptidoglycan layer constitutive of the bacterial envelope. They have been targeted for more than half a century by extensively derived molecular scaffolds of penicillins and cephalosporins. Streptococcus pneumoniae resists the antibiotic pressure by inducing highly mutated PBPs that can no longer bind the beta-lactam containing agents. To find inhibitors of PBP2x from Streptococcus pneumoniae (spPBP2x) with novel chemical scaffold so as to circumvent the resistance problems, a hierarchical virtual screening procedure was performed on the NCI database containing approximately 260000 compounds. The calculations involved ligand-based pharmacophore mapping studies and molecular docking simulations in a homology model of spPBP2x from the highly resistant strain 5204. A total of 160 hits were found, and 55 were available for experimental tests. Three compounds harboring two novel chemical scaffolds were identified as inhibitors of the resistant strain 5204-spPBP2x at the micromolar range. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of the proteins encoded by the Bacillus subtilis yoxA-dacC operon.
Duez, Colette ULg; Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Teller, Nathalie et al

in FEMS Microbiology Letters (2009), 300

Abstract In Bacillus subtilis, the yoxA and dacC genes were proposed to form an operon. The yoxA gene was overexpressed in Escherichia coli and its product fused to a polyhistidine tag was purified. An ... [more ▼]

Abstract In Bacillus subtilis, the yoxA and dacC genes were proposed to form an operon. The yoxA gene was overexpressed in Escherichia coli and its product fused to a polyhistidine tag was purified. An aldose-1-epimerase or mutarotase activity was measured with the YoxA protein that we propose to rename as GalM by analogy with its counterpart in E. coli. The peptide d-Glu-delta-m-A(2)pm-d-Ala-m-A(2)pm-d-Ala mimicking the B. subtilis and E. coli interpeptide bridge was synthesized and incubated with the purified dacC product, the PBP4a. A clear dd-endopeptidase activity was obtained with this penicillin-binding protein, or PBP. The possible role of this class of PBP, present in almost all bacteria, is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of the cattle serum antibody responses against TEM beta-lactamase and the nonimmunogenic Escherichia coli heat-stable enterotoxin (STaI)
Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Saegerman, Claude ULg; Antoniotti, Ingrid et al

in FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology (2008), 54(3), 319-329

In order to test the use of a subunit recombinant vaccine for its capacity to induce antibodies against the nonimmunogenic heat-stable enterotoxin STa from Escherichia coli and the TEM-1 beta-lactamase ... [more ▼]

In order to test the use of a subunit recombinant vaccine for its capacity to induce antibodies against the nonimmunogenic heat-stable enterotoxin STa from Escherichia coli and the TEM-1 beta-lactamase, cattle were immunized with a hybrid protein created by insertion of the STa sequence at position 197 of the TEM-1 beta-lactamase. Specific anti-STa IgG and IgG1 antibodies were detected at low levels, while no IgG2 antibodies were detected. In contrast, high levels of the different anti-TEM IgG subtypes were detected in cattle sera. In addition, beta-lactamase activity was inhibited by the sera. The presence of antibodies against STa and TEM-1 beta-lactamase was assessed in sera from 366 cattle taken from the field. No significant level of IgGs against the toxin or the TEM-1 was detected. A comparison of the antibody level between the immunized and the nonimmunized animals clearly demonstrated that STa was not able to induce a significant level of antibodies in the vaccinated animals. In contrast, a strong antibody response against TEM-1 beta-lactamase was demonstrated. [less ▲]

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See detailStructural and mechanistic basis of penicillin-binding protein inhibition by lactivicins
Macheboeuf, Pauline; Fischer, Delphine S; Brown, Tom Jr et al

in Nature Chemical Biology (2007), 3(9), 565-569

beta-lactam antibiotics, including penicillins and cephalosporins, inhibit penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs), which are essential for bacterial cell wall biogenesis. Pathogenic bacteria have evolved ... [more ▼]

beta-lactam antibiotics, including penicillins and cephalosporins, inhibit penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs), which are essential for bacterial cell wall biogenesis. Pathogenic bacteria have evolved efficient antibiotic resistance mechanisms that, in Gram-positive bacteria, include mutations to PBPs that enable them to avoid beta-lactam inhibition(1). Lactivicin (LTV; 1) contains separate cycloserine and c-lactone rings and is the only known natural PBP inhibitor that does not contain a beta-lactam(2-4). Here we show that LTV and a more potent analog, phenoxyacetyl-LTV (PLTV; 2), are active against clinically isolated, penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae strains. Crystallographic analyses of S. pneumoniae PBP1b reveal that LTV and PLTV inhibition involves opening of both monocyclic cycloserine and gamma-lactone rings. In PBP1b complexes, the ring-derived atoms from LTV and PLTV show a notable structural convergence with those derived from a complexed cephalosporin (cefotaxime; 3). The structures imply that derivatives of LTV will be useful in the search for new antibiotics with activity against beta-lactam-resistant bacteria. [less ▲]

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See detailGlycosyl transferase activity of the Escherichia coli penicillin-binding protein 1b: Specificity profile for the substrate
Fraipont, Claudine ULg; Sapunaric, Frédéric ULg; Zervosen, Astrid ULg et al

in Biochemistry (2006), 45(12), 4007-4013

The glycosyl transferase of the Escherichia coli bifunctional penicillin-binding protein (PBP) 1b catalyzes the assembly of lipid-transported N-acetylglucosaminyl-beta-1,4-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-Ala-gamma-D ... [more ▼]

The glycosyl transferase of the Escherichia coli bifunctional penicillin-binding protein (PBP) 1b catalyzes the assembly of lipid-transported N-acetylglucosaminyl-beta-1,4-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-Ala-gamma-D-Glu-meso-A(2)pm-D-Ala-D-Ala units (lipid II) into linear peptidoglycan chains. These units are linked, at C1 of N-acetylmuramic acid (MurNAc), to a C-55 undecaprenyl pyrophosphate. In an in vitro assay, lipid II functions both as a glycosyl donor and as a glycosyl acceptor substrate. Using substrate analogues, it is suggested that the specificity of the enzyme for the glycosyl donor substrate differs from that for the acceptor. The donor substrate requires the presence of both N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) and MurNAc and a reactive group on C1 of the MurNAc and does not absolutely require the lipid chain which can be replaced by uridine. The enzyme appears to prefer an acceptor substrate containing a polyprenyl pyrophosphate on C1 of the MurNAc sugar. The problem of glycan chain elongation that presumably proceeds by the repetitive addition of disaccharide peptide units at their reducing end is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis of protected meso-diaminopimelic acid.
Teller, N.; Lemaire, Christian ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg et al

Poster (2005, October 10)

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See detailSynthesis of anhydro-muranic acid derivatives as substrates for MurNAc amidase.
Mercier, F.; Lemaire, Christian ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg et al

Poster (2005, October 10)

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See detailInteractions between penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) and two novel classes of PBP inhibitors, arylalkylidene rhodanines and arylalkylidene iminothiazolidin-4-ones
Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Lu, Wei-Ping; Chen, Zhouliang et al

in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (2004), 48(3), 961-969

Several non-beta-lactam compounds were active against various gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial strains. The MICs of arylalkylidene rhodanines and arylalkylidene iminothiazolidin-4-ones were lower ... [more ▼]

Several non-beta-lactam compounds were active against various gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial strains. The MICs of arylalkylidene rhodanines and arylalkylidene iminothiazolidin-4-ones were lower than those of ampicillin and cefotaxime for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus M1339 and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium EF12. Several compounds were found to inhibit the cell wall synthesis of S. aureus and the last two steps of peptidoglycan biosynthesis catalyzed by ether-treated cells of Escherichia coli or cell wall membrane preparations of Bacillus megaterium. The effects of the arylalkylidene rhodanines and arylalkylidene iminothiazolidin-4-one derivatives on E. coli PBP 3 and PBP 5, Streptococcus pneumoniae PBP 2xS (PBP 2x from a penicillin-sensitive strain) and PBP 2xR (PBP 2x from a penicillin-resistant strain), low-affinity PBP 2a of S. aureus, and the Actinomadura sp. strain R39 and Streptomyces sp. strain R61 DD-peptidases were studied. Some of the compounds exhibited inhibitory activities in the 10 to 100 muM concentration range. The inhibition of PBP 2xS by several of them appeared to be noncompetitive. The dissociation constant for the best inhibitor (K-i = 10 muM) was not influenced by the presence of the substrate. [less ▲]

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See detailNucleotidaktivierte Di- und Oligosaccharide sowie Verfahren zu deren Herstellung
Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Elling, Lothar; Nieder, Veronika et al

Patent (2003)

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See detailInactivation of Aeromonas Hydrophila Metallo-Beta-Lactamase by Cephamycins and Moxalactam
Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Valladares, Maria Hernandez; Devreese, Bart et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (2001), 268(13), 3840-50

Incubation of moxalactam and cefoxitin with the Aeromonas hydrophila metallo-beta-lactamase CphA leads to enzyme-catalyzed hydrolysis of both compounds and to irreversible inactivation of the enzyme by ... [more ▼]

Incubation of moxalactam and cefoxitin with the Aeromonas hydrophila metallo-beta-lactamase CphA leads to enzyme-catalyzed hydrolysis of both compounds and to irreversible inactivation of the enzyme by the reaction products. As shown by electrospray mass spectrometry, the inactivation of CphA by cefoxitin and moxalactam is accompanied by the formation of stable adducts with mass increases of 445 and 111 Da, respectively. The single thiol group of the inactivated enzyme is no longer titrable, and dithiothreitol treatment of the complexes partially restores the catalytic activity. The mechanism of inactivation by moxalactam was studied in detail. Hydrolysis of moxalactam is followed by elimination of the 3' leaving group (5-mercapto-1-methyltetrazole), which forms a disulfide bond with the cysteine residue of CphA located in the active site. Interestingly, this reaction is catalyzed by cacodylate. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis of nucleotide-activated oligosaccharides by beta-galactosidase from Bacillus circulans.
Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Nieder, Veronika; Gallego, Ricardo Gutiérrez et al

in Biological Chemistry (2001), 382(2), 299-311

The enzymatic access to nucleotide-activated oligosaccharides by a glycosidase-catalyzed transglycosylation reaction was explored. The nucleotide sugars UDP-GlcNAc and UDP-Glc were tested as acceptor ... [more ▼]

The enzymatic access to nucleotide-activated oligosaccharides by a glycosidase-catalyzed transglycosylation reaction was explored. The nucleotide sugars UDP-GlcNAc and UDP-Glc were tested as acceptor substrates for beta-galactosidase from Bacillus circulans using lactose as donor substrate. The UDP-disaccharides Gal(beta1-4)GlcNAc(alpha1-UDP) (UDP-LacNAc) and Gal(beta1-4)Glc(alpha1-UDP) (UDP-Lac) and the UDP-trisaccharides Gal(beta1-4)Gal(beta1-4)GlcNAc(alpha1-UDP and Gal(beta1-4)Gal(beta1-4)Glc(alpha1-UDP) were formed stereo- and regioselectively. Their chemical structures were characterized by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy and fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry. The synthesis in frozen solution at -5 degrees C instead of 30 degrees C gave significantly higher product yields with respect to the acceptor substrates. This was due to a remarkably higher product stability in the small liquid phase of the frozen reaction mixture. Under optimized conditions, at -5 degrees C and pH 4.5 with 500 mM lactose and 100 mM UDP-GlcNAc, an overall yield of 8.2% (81.8 micromol, 62.8 mg with 100% purity) for Gal(beta1-4)GlcNAc(alpha1-UDP) and 3.6% (36.1 micromol, 35 mg with 96% purity) for Gal(beta1-4)Gal(beta1-4)GlcNAc(alpha1-UDP) was obtained. UDP-Glc as acceptor gave an overall yield of 5.0% (41.3 micromol, 32.3 mg with 93% purity) for Gal(beta1-4)Glc(alpha1-UDP) and 1.6% (13.0 micromol, 12.2 mg with 95% purity) for Gal(beta1-4)Gal(beta1-4)Glc(alpha1-UDP). The analysis of other nucleotide sugars revealed UDP-Gal, UDP-GalNAc, UDP-Xyl and dTDP-, CDP-, ADP- and GDP-Glc as further acceptor substrates for beta-galactosidase from Bacillus circulans. [less ▲]

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See detailNucleotidaktivierte Di- und Oligosaccharide sowie Verfahren zu deren Herstellung
Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Elling, Lothar; Nieder, Veronika et al

Patent (2001)

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See detailMethod for the enzymatic galactosylation of monosaccharides and oligosaccharides
Hoersch, Brigitte; Seiffert-Stoeriko, Andrea; Marquardt, Ruediger et al

Patent (1999)

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See detailProcess for the synthesis of nucleotide-6-deoxy-D-xylo-4-hexulosen
Marquardt, Ruediger; Hoersch, Brigitte; Seiffert-Stoeriko, Andreas et al

Patent (1999)

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See detailDiagnosis of bovine brucellosis by skin test: conditions for the test and evaluation of its performance.
Saegerman, Claude ULg; Vo, T. K.; De Waele, L. et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (1999), 145(8), 214-8

Brucellergene OCB (Rhone-Merieux) was used as an allergen to define the intrinsic parameters of a skin test and to compare its properties with serology for the diagnosis of bovine brucellosis. The skin ... [more ▼]

Brucellergene OCB (Rhone-Merieux) was used as an allergen to define the intrinsic parameters of a skin test and to compare its properties with serology for the diagnosis of bovine brucellosis. The skin test was also evaluated for its capacity to solve problems associated with false positive reactions in serological tests. The optimal reading delay for the skin test was 72 hours. The brucellosis allergic reaction was two to three times less intense than the tuberculosis allergic reaction. An increase of 1.1 mm or more in the skin thickness was therefore considered to be an adequate cut-off. The specificity calculated for 1192 brucellosis-free animals (including animals from brucellosis-free herds in which false positive serological reactions had been reported) was 99-83 per cent (95 per cent confidence interval [CI] 99-40 to 99-98 per cent). The sensitivity determined from 27 experimentally infected heifers ranged from 93 per cent (95 per cent CI 76 to 100 per cent) to 78 per cent (95 per cent CI 58 to 91 per cent) when measured respectively one and six months after the infection. Allergic reactions could be detected in vaccinated animals up to four-and-a-half years after the vaccination. On the other hand, no sensitisation was recorded in naive animals after up to eight monthly injections of the allergen. The skin test gave valuable information, in combination with the serological tests, in both acute and chronic brucellosis. The skin test discriminated brucellosis clearly from false positive serological reactions due to infections with Yersinia enterocolitica O9. [less ▲]

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See detailUDP-N-Acetyl-alpha-D-glucosamine as acceptor substrate of beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase. Enzymatic synthesis of UDP-N-acetyllactosamine.
Elling, Lothar; Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Gallego, Ricardo Gallego et al

in Glycoconjugate Journal (1999), 16(7), 327-36

The capacity of UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-glucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc) as an in vitro acceptor substrate for beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase (beta4GalT1, EC 2.4.1.38) from human and bovine milk and for recombinant ... [more ▼]

The capacity of UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-glucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc) as an in vitro acceptor substrate for beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase (beta4GalT1, EC 2.4.1.38) from human and bovine milk and for recombinant human beta4GalT1, expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, was evaluated. It turned out that each of the enzymes is capable to transfer Gal from UDP-alpha-D-galactose (UDP-Gal) to UDP-GlcNAc, affording Gal(beta1-4)GlcNAc(alpha1-UDP (UDP-LacNAc). Using beta4GalT1 from human milk, a preparative enzymatic synthesis of UDP-LacNAc was carried out, and the product was characterized by fast-atom bombardment mass spectrometry and 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. Studies with all three beta4GalTs in the presence of alpha-lactalbumin showed that the UDP-LacNAc synthesis is inhibited and that UDP-alpha-D-glucose is not an acceptor substrate. This is the first reported synthesis of a nucleotide-activated disaccharide, employing a Leloir glycosyltransferase with a nucleotide-activated monosaccharide as acceptor substrate. Interestingly, in these studies beta4GalT1 accepts an alpha-glycosidated GlcNAc derivative. The results imply that beta4GalT1 may be responsible for the biosynthesis of UDP-LacNAc, previously isolated from human milk. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication of sucrose synthase in the synthesis of nucleotide sugars and saccharides
Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Elling, Lothar

in Bucke, Christopher (Ed.) Carbohydrate Biotechnology Protocols (1999)

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See detailApplication of recombinant sucrose synthase large scale synthesis of ADP-glucose
Zervosen, Astrid ULg; Romer, Ulrike; Elling, Lothar

in Journal of Molecular Catalysis B : Enzymatic (1998), 5(1-4), 25-28

Abstract The synthesis of ADP-glucose with recombinant sucrose synthase from potato was combined with the synthesis of ADP from AMP and ATP catalysed by myokinase from rabbit muscle. By using the ... [more ▼]

Abstract The synthesis of ADP-glucose with recombinant sucrose synthase from potato was combined with the synthesis of ADP from AMP and ATP catalysed by myokinase from rabbit muscle. By using the repetitive-batch-technique we were able to reach enzyme productivities (mg ADP-glucose/U enzyme) of 28 mg/U sucrose synthase and 140 mg/U myokinase yielding 2.8 g ADP-glucose (55% yield). After product isolation, 2.2 g ADP-glucose was obtained corresponding to 44% overall yield. [less ▲]

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