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Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters

Preparation and in vitro anti-staphylococcal activity of novel 11-deoxy-11-hydroxyiminorifamycins.


PMID 17826091

Abstract

We report herein the preparation and anti-staphylococcal activity of a series of novel 11-deoxy-11-hydroxyiminorifamycins. Many of the compounds synthesized exhibit potent activity against wild-type Staphylococcus aureus with MICs equivalent to, or better than, rifamycin reference agents. In addition, some of the compounds retain potent activity against an intermediate rifamycin-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus. For instance, compound 5k exhibits an MIC of 0.12 microg/mL against an intermediate rifamycin-resistant strain, while the rifamycin reference agents, rifampin and rifalazil, exhibit MICs of 16 microg/mL and 2 microg/mL, respectively, against the same strain.