Deoxyribosyl analogues of methionyl and isoleucyl sulfamate adenylates as inhibitors of methionyl-tRNA and isoleucyl-tRNA synthetases

Eun Kim Sung, Yeon Kim Su, Sunghoon Kim, Taehee Kang, Jeewoo Lee

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2′-Deoxy, 3′-deoxy, and 2′,3′-dideoxyribosyl surrogates of isoleucyl and methionyl sulfamate adenylates have been investigated to identify the pharmacophoric importance of the ribose group for the inhibition of Escherichia coli methionyl-tRNA (MRS) and isoleucyl-tRNA (IRS) synthetases. Molecular modeling of 2′,3′-dideoxyribosyl Met-NHSO2-AMP (9) with the crystal structure of E. coli MRS revealed that the lack of the two hydroxyl groups on ribose was compensated by the formation of an extra hydrogen bond between the ring oxygen and His24, resulting in a small activity reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3389-3393
Number of pages5
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 15


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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