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Phenylethyl butyrate enhances the potency of second-line drugs against clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis


Grau, Thomas; Selchow, Petra; Tigges, Marcel; Burri, Reto; Gitzinger, Marc; Böttger, Erik C; Fussenegger, Martin; Sander, Peter (2012). Phenylethyl butyrate enhances the potency of second-line drugs against clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56(2):1142-1145.

Abstract

Ethionamide (ETH) is a second-line drug for the treatment of tuberculosis. As a prodrug, ETH has to be activated by EthA. ethA is controlled by its repressor EthR. 2-Phenylethyl-butyrate (2-PEB) inhibits EthR binding, enhances expression of EthA, and thereby enhances the growth-inhibitory effects of ethionamide, isoxyl, and thiacetazone in Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with resistance to ETH due to inhA promoter mutations but not ethA mutations.

Ethionamide (ETH) is a second-line drug for the treatment of tuberculosis. As a prodrug, ETH has to be activated by EthA. ethA is controlled by its repressor EthR. 2-Phenylethyl-butyrate (2-PEB) inhibits EthR binding, enhances expression of EthA, and thereby enhances the growth-inhibitory effects of ethionamide, isoxyl, and thiacetazone in Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with resistance to ETH due to inhA promoter mutations but not ethA mutations.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Microbiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:03 Apr 2012 08:57
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:38
Publisher:American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
ISSN:0066-4804
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.05649-11
PubMed ID:22106218
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-59404

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