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Maze antitoxin of toxin antitoxin system and fbpa as reliable targets to eradication of neisseria meningitides

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(2018) Maze antitoxin of toxin antitoxin system and fbpa as reliable targets to eradication of neisseria meningitides. Current Pharmaceutical Design. pp. 1204-1210. ISSN 13816128 (ISSN)

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Background: Neisseria meningitidis is considered as a dangerous pathogen threatening human health. Nowadays, the new drug target is focused. Toxin antitoxin (TA) system is recently identified as an antimicrobial drug target. Also, in N. meningitidis, iron-uptake system could be an interesting target for drug discovery. Methods: In this study, fbpA and mazE genes were chosen as new antimicrobial targets and treated with antisense peptide nucleic acid (PNA). Firstly, they were evaluated by bioinformatics and then analyzed by experimental procedures. Secondly, the functionality was evaluated by stress conditions. Results: Our results interestingly demonstrated that when fbpA and mazE loci of N. meningitidis were targeted by antisense PNA, 8 μM concentration of fbpA-PNA as well as 30 μM concentration of mazE-PNA inhibited the growth of N. meningitides and were found to be bacteriostatic, whereas 10 μM concentration of fbpA-PNA showed bacteriocidal activity. Conclusion: Our findings demonstrated the bactriocidal activity of fbpA-PNA and bacteriostatic activity of mazEPNA. Therefore, mazE and fbpA genes should be potent antimicrobial targets but further analysis including in vivo analysis should be performed. © 2018 Bentham Science Publishers.

Item Type: Article
Sadeghifard, N.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Drug discovery FbpA Iron-uptake system MazE MazF Neisseria meningitidis peptide nucleic acid Article bacterial clearance bacterial gene bacterial growth bactericidal activity bacteriostasis drug development drug targeting gene gene locus iron transport priority journal toxin antitoxin system
Page Range: pp. 1204-1210
Journal or Publication Title: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 24
Number: 11
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ISSN: 13816128 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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