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Master of Science (MS)
Chemistry and Biochemistry
In this study, we investigated the potential applications of carbohydrates in the development of new antibiotics. To tackle the problem of multidrug-resistant variants of M. tuberculosis (MDR-TB), we investigated the biosynthesis pathways of trehalose, which has contributed to significant drug resistance. Some new methods were
developed for the synthesis of potential inhibitors (6-azido-trehalose and 6,6'-diazido-trehalose) that have been designed to imitate the intermediate molecule (trehalose 6-phosphate, TPP) of OtsA-OtsB pathway. At the same time, some new antibacterial agents based on trehalose have been synthesized. Members of the 1,2,3-triazole family have shown interesting biological properties.
Steroid derivatives have been developed in antibiotics area. Therefore click reaction was utilized to build a 1,2,3-triazole ring and combine cholesterol with different carbohydrate moieties. A series of new compounds has been synthesized and their bioactivities have been tested.
Liang, Yi, "Carbohydrate Derivatives in Antibiotics Research" (2009). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 298.
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