Gary R Eldridge

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The emergence and increasing prevalence of bacterial strains that are resistant to available antibiotics demand the discovery of new therapeutic approaches. Targeting bacterial virulence is an alternative approach to antimicrobial therapy that offers promising opportunities to inhibit pathogenesis and its consequences without placing immediate life-or-death(More)
High-throughput natural products chemistry methods have facilitated the isolation of eight new (1-8) and two known (9 and 10) beilschmiedic acid derivatives from the leaves of a Gabonese species of Beilschmiedia. Compounds 3-10 were isolated in microgram quantities, and the NMR data for structure elucidation and dereplication were acquired utilizing a(More)
High-throughput methods were applied to the production, analysis, and characterization of libraries of natural products in order to accelerate the drug discovery process for high-throughput screening in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Library production integrates automated flash chromatography, solid-phase extraction, filtration, and(More)
Asiatic acid and corosolic acid are two natural products identified as biofilm inhibitors in a biofilm inhibition assay. We evaluated the activities of these two compounds on Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms grown in rotating disk reactors (RDRs) in combination with tobramycin and ciprofloxacin. To determine the ruggedness of our systems, the antibiotic(More)
One new (1) and four known (2-5) ursene triterpenes with potent inhibition of the formation of the bacterial biofilm Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA01 were obtained from Diospyros dendo using a high-throughput natural products chemistry procedure. These compounds were isolated as mass-limited samples. The miniaturization of the structure elucidation and(More)
After 13,000 samples of compounds purified from plants were screened, a new biofilm inhibitor, ursolic acid, has been discovered and identified. Using both 96-well microtiter plates and a continuous flow chamber with COMSTAT analysis, 10 microg of ursolic acid/ml inhibited Escherichia coli biofilm formation 6- to 20-fold when added upon inoculation and when(More)
Drug-resistant bacteria are becoming more prevalent both in the community and in hospitals. In a search for new antibiotic leads, we used a high-throughput natural products chemistry approach to isolate one new (1) and two known (2, 3) dammarane-type triterpenes with mass-limited material from the African plant Oncoba manii. The new compound was determined(More)
Six chromene stilbenoids and one chromane stilbenoid were isolated from the African tree Hymenocardia acida. Several were moderately active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolate MRSA-108, including hymenocardichromanic acid, which was active at 8 μg/ml. None had IC50 values <20 μM in antiproliferation assays against several(More)
Employing a capillary-scale NMR probe enables the miniaturisation of structure determination and de-replication of purified natural products from plants using only 5-100 microg of material. Approximately 5 microg are required to perform one-dimensional proton and two-dimensional homonuclear (COSY and NOESY) NMR experiments; some 30 microg are needed to(More)
Utilizing high-throughput isolation, purification, and analysis methods applied to a natural products library, a new mass-limited antibacterial indolosesquiterpene, suaveolindole (1), was obtained from Greenwayodendron suaveolens. The miniaturization of the structure elucidation of 1 was performed primarily using the CapNMR probe. Compound 1 was found to(More)