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DIOXOLANE NORBORNANE / NORBORNENE COMPOUNDS SUITABLE AS ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS TO TREAT BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
standardposted on 2010-09-10, 00:00 authored by Fred PfefferFred Pfeffer, Luke HendersonLuke Henderson, J Li, R Nation
The invention provides a compound including : A core having a first face and a second face; A binding portion attached to the first face of the core, wherein the binding portion is capable of binding to an anionic group present in a cell membrane of a microorganism; and A hydrophobic portion attached to the second face of the core, wherein the hydrophobic portion is capable of interacting with the cell membrane of the microorganism; and The core comprises a dioxolane norbornane / norbornene of formula (II): Or a salt or ion thereof, wherein R' is a moiety forming part of a hydrophobic portion; R2 is a first binding portion; and R3 is a seconding binding portion. The invention also provides compositions including at least one such compound. The invention also provides methods and uses for treatment or prophylaxis of infection of a mammal by a microorganism, and methods and uses for treating or preventing contamination of a substrate by a microorganism, using the compounds and compositions.