Inhibitors of type III secretion in Yersinia: Design, synthesis and multivariate QSAR of 2-arylsulfonylamino-benzanilides

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by C. David Andersson, Anna Linusson, Anna M. Kauppi, Henrik A. Norberg, Charlotta Sundin, Mikael Elofsson (UmeƄ University)
Compound 1, 2-(benzo[1,2,5]thiadiazole-4-sulfonylamino)-5-chloro-N-(3,4-dichloro-phenyl)-benzamide, was identified as a putative type III secretion inhibitor in Yersinia, and the compound thus has a potential to be used to prevent or treat bacterial infections. A set of seven analogues was synthesized and evaluated in a type III secretion dependent reporter-gene assay with viable bacterial to give basic SAR. A second set of 19 compounds was obtained by statistical molecular design in the building block and product space and by subsequent synthesis. Evaluation in the reporter-gene assay showed that the compounds ranged from non-active to compounds more potent than 1. Based on the data multivariate QSAR models were established and the final Hi-PLS model showed good correlation between experimentally determined % inhibition and the calculated % inhibition of the reporter-gene signal.
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