Biomimetic synthesis, antibacterial activity and structure-activity properties of the pyroglutamate core of oxazolomycin

Plamen Angelov, Yui Kwan Sonia Chau, Paul J. Fryer, Mark G. Moloney, Amber L. Thompson, Paul C. Trippier

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Biomimetic intramolecular aldol reactions on oxazolidine templates derived from serine may be used to generate densely functionalised pyroglutamates, which are simpler mimics of the right hand side of oxazolomycin. Some of the compounds from this sequence exhibit in vivo activity against S. aureus and E. coli, suggesting that pyroglutamate scaffolds may be useful templates for the development of novel antibacterials, and cheminformatic analysis has been used to provide some structure-activity data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3472-3485
Number of pages14
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number17
StatePublished - May 7 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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