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1JJE: IMP-1 METALLO BETA-LACTAMASE FROM PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA IN COMPLEX WITH A BIARYL SUCCINIC ACID INHIBITOR (11)
J. Biol. Chem. (2001) 276 p.31913-31918
IMP-1 metallo-beta-lactamase (class B) is a plasmid-borne zinc metalloenzyme that efficiently hydrolyzes beta-lactam antibiotics, including carbapenems, rendering them ineffective. Because IMP-1 has been found in several clinically important carbapenem-resistant pathogens, there is a need for inhibitors of this enzyme that could protect broad spectrum antibiotics such as imipenem from hydrolysis and thus extend their utility. We have identified a series of 2,3-(S,S)-disubstituted succinic acids that are potent inhibitors of IMP-1. Determination of high resolution crystal structures and molecular modeling of succinic acid inhibitor complexes with IMP-1 has allowed an understanding of the potency, stereochemistry, and structure-activity relationships of these inhibitors.