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Synthesis of potential metal-binding group compounds to examine the zinc dependency of the GPI de-N-acetylase metalloenzyme in Trypanosoma brucei

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/05/2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Carbohydrate Research
Issue number6
Volume346
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)708-714
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

A small zinc-binding group (ZBG) library of deoxy-2-C-branched-monosaccharides, for example, 1,5-anhydroglucitols, consisting of either monodentate ligand binding carboxylic acids or bidentate ligand binding hydroxamic acids, were prepared to assess the zinc affinity of the putative metalloenzyme 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-phosphatidylinositol de-N-acetylase (EC 3.5.1.89) of glycosylphosphatidylinositol biosynthesis. The N-ureido thioglucoside was also synthesised and added to the ZBG library because a previous N-ureido analogue, synthesised by us, had inhibitory activity against the aforementioned de-N-acetylase, presumably via the N-ureido motif.

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