Utilization of nitrophenylphosphates and oxime-based ligation for the development of nanomolar affinity inhibitors of the Yersinia pestis outer protein H (YopH) phosphatase.

Our current study reports the first K(M) optimization of a library of nitrophenylphosphate-containing substrates for generating an inhibitor lead against the Yersinia pestis outer protein phosphatase (YopH). A high activity substrate identified by this method (K(M) = 80 μM) was converted from a substrate into an inhibitor by replacement of its phosphate… CONTINUE READING