Synthesis and screening of small molecule inhibitors of anthrax edema factor

Maria Estrella Jimenez, Kathryn Bush, Jennifer Pawlik, Laurie Sower, Johnny W. Peterson, Scott R. Gilbertson

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The synthesis and development of a novel class of molecules that inhibit anthrax edema factor, an adenylyl cyclase, is reported. These molecules are derived from the initial discovery that histidine and imidazole adducts of the prostaglandin PGE2 reduce the net secretory response of cholera toxin-challenged mice and act directly on the action of anthrax edema factor, a calmodulin-dependent adenylyl cyclase. The simple enones examined in this letter were prepared by palladium-catalyzed Suzuki reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4215-4218
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 15 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Adeylyl cyclase
  • Antrhax
  • Edema factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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