Vinyl sulfones: inhibitors of SrtA, a transpeptidase required for cell wall protein anchoring and virulence in Staphylococcus aureus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Several small molecule vinyl sulfones were found to exhibit irreversible time-dependent inhibition of the Staphylococcus aureus sortase SrtA in vitro. A representative of these compounds was shown to impair the ability of S. aureus bacteria to bind fibronectin-coated surfaces through in vivo inhibition of SrtA-mediated linkage of fibronectin to the cell surface. These data highlight the potential use of small molecule vinyl sulfones as chemotherapeutics to prevent adhesion to and colonization of host tissues during S. aureus infection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Frankel, BA; Bentley, M; Kruger, RG; McCafferty, DG

Published Date

  • March 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 126 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 3404 - 3405

PubMed ID

  • 15025450

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-7863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ja0390294


  • eng