- Review Article
Mycolactones are a group of macrolides excreted by the human pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans, which exhibit cytotoxic, immunosuppressive and analgesic properties. As the virulence factor of M. ulcerans, mycolactones are central to the pathogenesis of the neglected disease Buruli ulcer, a chronic and debilitating medical condition characterized by necrotic skin ulcers. Due to their complex structure and fascinating biology, mycolactones have inspired various total synthesis endeavors and structure–activity relationship studies. Although this review intends to cover all synthesis efforts in the field, special emphasis is given to the comparison of conceptually different approaches and to the discussion of more recent contributions. Furthermore, a detailed discussion of molecular targets and structure–activity relationships is provided Show more
Journal / seriesBeilstein journal of organic chemistry
Pages / Article No.
PublisherBeilstein-Institut zur Förderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften
SubjectBuruli ulcer; mode of action; mycolactones; structure–activity relationships; target elucidation; total synthesis
Organisational unit03647 - Altmann, Karl-Heinz
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