Structure-based design of MptpB inhibitors that reduce multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis survival and infection burden in vivo

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein-tyrosine-phosphatase B (MptpB) is a secreted virulence factor that subverts antimicrobial activity in the host. We report here the structure-based design of selective MptpB inhibitors that reduce survival of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis strains in macrophages and enhance killing efficacy by first-line antibiotics. Monotherapy with an orally bioavailable MptpB inhibitor reduces infection burden in acute and chronic guinea pig models and improves the overall pathology. Our findings provide a new paradigm for tuberculosis treatment.

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Volume 61
Issue number 18
Pages 8337-8352
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