alexa Development of antibiotic activity profile screening for the classification and discovery of natural product antibiotics.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

Author(s): Wong WR, Oliver AG, Linington RG

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Abstract Despite recognition of the looming antibiotic crisis by healthcare professionals, the number of new antibiotics reaching the clinic continues to decline sharply. This study aimed to establish an antibiotic profiling strategy using a panel of clinically relevant bacterial strains to create unique biological fingerprints for all major classes of antibiotics. Antibiotic mode of action profile (BioMAP) screening has been shown to effectively cluster antibiotics by structural class based on these fingerprints. Using this approach, we have accurately predicted the presence of known antibiotics in natural product extracts and have discovered a naphthoquinone-based antibiotic from our marine natural product library that possesses a unique carbon skeleton. We have demonstrated that bioactivity fingerprinting is a successful strategy for profiling antibiotic lead compounds and that BioMAP can be applied to the discovery of new natural product antibiotics leads. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Chem Biol and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

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