α-d-Gal-cyclophellitol cyclosulfamidate is a Michaelis complex analog that stabilizes therapeutic lysosomal α-galactosidase A in Fabry disease†
Fabry disease is an inherited lysosomal storage disorder that is characterized by a deficiency in lysosomal α-D-galactosidase activity. One current therapeutic strategy involves enzyme replacement therapy, in which patients are treated with a recombinant enzyme. Co-treatment with enzyme active-site stabilizers is advocated to increase treatment efficacy, a strategy that requires effective and selective enzyme stabilizers. Here, we describe the design and development of an α-D-gal-cyclophellitol cyclosulfamidate as a new class of neutral, conformationally constrained competitive glycosidase inhibitors that act by mimicry of the Michaelis complex conformation. We found that D-galactose-configured α-cyclosulfamidate 4 effectively stabilizes recombinant human α-D-galactosidase (agalsidase beta, Fabrazyme®) both in vitro and in cellulo.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2019 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection