Mycobacterium tuberculosis cytochrome P450 enzymes: A cohort of novel TB drug targets

Sean A. Hudson, Kirsty J. McLean, Andrew W. Munro, Chris Abell

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TB (tuberculosis) disease remains responsible for the death of over 1.5 million people each year. The alarming emergence of drug-resistant TB has sparked a critical need for new front-line TB drugs with a novel mode of action. In the present paper, we review recent genomic and biochemical evidence implicating Mycobacterium tuberculosis CYP (cytochrome P450) enzymes as exciting potential targets for new classes of anti-tuberculars. We also discuss HTS (high-throughput screening) and fragment-based drug-discovery campaigns that are being used to probe their potential druggability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-579
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical Society Transactions
Issue number3
Early online date22 May 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventBiochemical Society Annual Symposium: Frontiers in Biological Catalysis - Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jan 201212 Jan 2012


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