Synthesis and biological activity of saccharide based lipophilic siderophore mimetics as potential growth promoters for mycobacteria.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Siderophores based on sugar backbones substituted at the 2,3,4- or 2,3,6 positions with hydroxamic or retro-hydroxamic acid chelating units were synthesized and characterized. The alkyl terminus of the iron-coordinating side chain units facilitate lipophilic interactions. Iron coordination properties and complex stability were investigated by ESI-MS and the CAS-Test. The results were correlated to structure activity relationships determined by microbial growth promotion studies under iron limited conditions using wild type strains and iron transport mutants of Mycobacterium smegmatis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gebhardt, P; Crumbliss, AL; Miller, MJ; Möllmann, U

Published Date

  • February 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 41 - 51

PubMed ID

  • 17390213

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1572-8773

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0966-0844

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10534-007-9091-x


  • eng