Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.467, No.4, 961-966, 2015
Characterization of the interaction between Escherichia coli topoisomerase IV E subunit and an ATP competitive inhibitor
Bacterial topoisomerase IV (ParE) is essential for DNA replication and serves as an attractive target for antibacterial drug development. The X-ray structure of the N-terminal 24 kDa ParE, responsible for ATP binding has been solved. Due to the accessibility of structural information of ParE, many potent ParE inhibitors have been discovered. In this study, a pyridylurea lead molecule against ParE of Escherichia coli (eParE) was characterized with a series of biochemical and biophysical techniques. More importantly, solution NMR analysis of compound binding to eParE provides better understanding of the molecular interactions between the inhibitor and eParE. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.