X-Ray crystal structures of Candida albicans dihydrofolate reductase: high resolution ternary complexes in which the dihydronicotinamide moiety of NADPH is displaced by an inhibitor.


X-ray crystallographic analysis of 5-(4'-substituted phenyl)sulfanyl-2,4-diaminoquinazoline inhibitors in ternary complex with Candida albicans dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) and NADPH revealed two distinct modes of binding. The two compounds with small 4'-substituents (H and CH3) were found to bind with the phenyl group oriented in the plane of the… (More)