Recent advances in antimicrobial nucleoside antibiotics targeting cell wall biosynthesis
Covering: Until September 2002
The biosynthesis of peptidoglycan is essential for all bacteria and has no counterpart in eukaryotic cells. It is one of the prime targets for antibiotic chemotherapy, especially phospho-MurNAc-pentapeptide translocase (translocase I) is a fascinating target in which there is no commercial antibiotic. In this review we will describe three nucleoside translocase I inhibitors, mureidomycin, tunicamycin and liposidomycin.