Article first published online: 24 JAN 2013
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Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume 1277, Antimicrobial Therapeutics Reviews pages 115–126, January 2013
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Page, M. G. P. (2013), Siderophore conjugates. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1277: 115–126. doi: 10.1111/nyas.12024
- Issue published online: 24 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2013
- iron transport;
- siderophore antibiotics;
There has been considerable effort expended in the investigation of the potential of siderophore conjugates of antibiotics to circumvent the permeability barrier imposed by the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. There is also a small group of natural conjugates, the sideromycins. Among the synthetic analogues that have been investigated are conjugates of nucleosides, glycopeptides, macrolides, fluroquinolones, and, above all, β-lactams. Despite this effort, few compounds have progressed beyond experimental studies. One compound, the siderophore monosulfactam BAL30072, is in early clinical studies.