Synthesis of arabinose glycosyl sulfamides as potential inhibitors of mycobacterial cell wall biosynthesis

Kajitha Suthagar, Andrew J A Watson, Brendan Wilkinson, Antony J Fairbanks

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A series of arabinose glycosyl sulfamides with varying alkyl chain types and lengths were synthesised as mimics of decaprenolphosphoarabinose (DPA), and as potential inhibitors of mycobacterial cell wall biosynthesis. Unprecedented conversion of the desired furanose to the thermodynamically more stable pyranose form occurred during final de-protection. Biological testing against Mycobacterium smegmatis revealed low to moderate anti-mycobacterial activity with marked dependence on alkyl chain length, which in the case of mono-substituted sulfamides was maximal for a C-10 chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-166
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2015


  • Arabinose
  • Carbohydrates
  • Furanosides
  • Mycobacteria
  • Pyranosides
  • Sulfamides
  • Tuberculosis

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