Nowadays, the increasing of multidrug-resistant pathogenic bacteria represents a serious threat to public health, and the lack of new antibiotics is becoming a global emergency. Therefore, research in antibacterial fields is urgently needed to expand the currently available arsenal of drugs. We have recently reported an alkyl-guanidine derivative (2), characterized by a symmetrical dimeric structure, as a good candidate for further developments, with a high antibacterial activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative strains. In this study, starting from its chemical scaffold, we synthesized a small library of analogues. Moreover, biological and in vitro pharmacokinetic characterizations were conducted on some selected derivatives, revealing notable properties: broad-spectrum profile, activity against resistant clinical isolates, and appreciable aqueous solubility. Interestingly, 2 seems neither to select for resistant strains nor to macroscopically alter the membranes, but further studies are required to determine the mode of action.

Pasero, C., D'Agostino, I., De Luca, F., Zamperini, C., Deodato, D., Truglio, G.I., et al. (2018). Alkyl-guanidine Compounds as Potent Broad-Spectrum Antibacterial Agents: Chemical Library Extension and Biological Characterization. JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, 61(20), 9162-9176 [10.1021/acs.jmedchem.8b00619].

Alkyl-guanidine Compounds as Potent Broad-Spectrum Antibacterial Agents: Chemical Library Extension and Biological Characterization

Pasero, Carolina;D'Agostino, Ilaria;De Luca, Filomena;Zamperini, Claudio;Deodato, Davide;Truglio, Giuseppina I.;DEL PRETE, ROSITA;Mancini, Arianna;Docquier, Jean-Denis;Botta, Maurizio
2018-01-01

Abstract

Nowadays, the increasing of multidrug-resistant pathogenic bacteria represents a serious threat to public health, and the lack of new antibiotics is becoming a global emergency. Therefore, research in antibacterial fields is urgently needed to expand the currently available arsenal of drugs. We have recently reported an alkyl-guanidine derivative (2), characterized by a symmetrical dimeric structure, as a good candidate for further developments, with a high antibacterial activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative strains. In this study, starting from its chemical scaffold, we synthesized a small library of analogues. Moreover, biological and in vitro pharmacokinetic characterizations were conducted on some selected derivatives, revealing notable properties: broad-spectrum profile, activity against resistant clinical isolates, and appreciable aqueous solubility. Interestingly, 2 seems neither to select for resistant strains nor to macroscopically alter the membranes, but further studies are required to determine the mode of action.
Pasero, C., D'Agostino, I., De Luca, F., Zamperini, C., Deodato, D., Truglio, G.I., et al. (2018). Alkyl-guanidine Compounds as Potent Broad-Spectrum Antibacterial Agents: Chemical Library Extension and Biological Characterization. JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, 61(20), 9162-9176 [10.1021/acs.jmedchem.8b00619].
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