Evaluation of minor groove binders (MGBs) as novel anti-mycobacterial agents, and the effect of using non-ionic surfactant vesicles as a delivery system to improve their efficacy

Hlaka, Lerato and Rosslee, Michael-Jon and Ozturk, Mumin and Kumar, Santosh and Parihar, Suraj and Brombacher, Frank and Khalaf, Abedawn and Carter, Katharine and Scott, Fraser and Suckling, Colin and Guler, Reto (2017) Evaluation of minor groove binders (MGBs) as novel anti-mycobacterial agents, and the effect of using non-ionic surfactant vesicles as a delivery system to improve their efficacy. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 72 (12). 3334–3341. ISSN 0305-7453

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    Abstract

    The slow development of major advances in drug discovery for the treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection have led to a compelling need for evaluation of more effective drug therapies against tuberculosis. New classes of drugs are constantly being evaluated for anti-mycobacterial activity with currently a very limited number of new drugs approved for TB treatment. Minor Groove Binders (MGBs) have previously revealed promising anti-microbial activity against various infectious agents; however have not yet been screened against Mtb.