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The aim of this proposal is to discover and develop novel anti-infective agents utilizing a natural product core-based library approach. Historically, natural products are known as a rich source of compounds found to be bioactive against a wide range of disease states, in particular as anti-infective drugs or as lead compounds.
Specific Aim 1. Further optimization and development of nucleoside peptide anti-tuberculosis agents. We would like to develop nucleoside peptide mimics as novel anti-tuberculosis agents targeting cell wall biosynthesis. To achieve this goal, we aim to design and synthesize a small focused optimization library based on the hits from our primary screens of a nucleoside peptide discovery library that has great structural similarity to the Mureidomycins.
Specific Aim 2. Design and synthesis of Gallinamide A analogs as potential antimalarial agents. The purpose of this aim is to develop a feasible synthesis that allows rapid access to Gallinamide A analogs for antimalarial screening. To achieve this goal, we will again use a library core based approach to design and synthesize a diversity oriented library based on a Gallinamide A template.
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