Author(s): Yuan Z, Trias J, White RJ
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Abstract Bacterial genomics has revealed a plethora of previously unknown targets of potential use in the discovery of novel antibacterial drugs. However, so far little has emerged from this approach. Peptide deformylase is an interesting target that was discovered more than 30 years ago, but was not exploited until recently. The reawakening of interest in this target resulted from an improved understanding of the enzyme, making it a more tractable and attractive target. Information on the properties of the enzyme, such as its three-dimensional structure, the activity of inhibitors, its resistance and suitability as a target are discussed.
This article was published in Drug Discov Today
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics