Discovery of the first SecA inhibitors using structure-based virtual screening.

@article{Li2008DiscoveryOT,
  title={Discovery of the first SecA inhibitors using structure-based virtual screening.},
  author={Minyong Li and Ying-ju Huang and Phang C. Tai and Binghe Wang},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2008},
  volume={368 4},
  pages={839-45}
}
Bacterial protein secretion is a critical and complex process. The Sec machinery provides a major pathway for protein translocation across and integration into the cellular membrane in bacteria. Small molecule probes that perturb the functions of individual member proteins within the Sec machinery will be very important research tools as well as leads for future antimicrobial agent development. Herein we describe the discovery of inhibitors, through virtual screening, that specifically act on… CONTINUE READING