Antiadhesive properties of glycoclusters against Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection

Amine M. Boukerb, Audric Rousset, Nicolas Galanos, Jean-Baptiste Méar, Marion Thépaut, Teddy Grandjean, Emilie Gillon, Samy Cecioni, Claire Abderrahmen, Karine Faure, David Redelberger, Eric Kipnis, Rodrigue Dessein, Stéphane Havet, Benoit Darblade, Susan E. Matthews, Sophie de Bentzmann, Benoit Guéry, Benoit Cournoyer, Anne ImbertySébastien Vidal

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections are a major cause of death in cystic fibrosis and hospitalized patients. Treating these infections is becoming difficult due to the emergence of conventional antimicrobial multiresistance. While monosaccharides have proved beneficial against such bacterial lung infection, the design of several multivalent glycosylated macromolecules has been shown to be also beneficial on biofilm dispersion. In this study, calix[4]arene-based glycoclusters functionalized with galactosides or fucosides have been synthesized. The characterization of their inhibitory properties on Pseudomonas aeruginosa aggregation, biofilm formation, adhesion on epithelial cells, and destruction of alveolar tissues were performed. The antiadhesive properties of the designed glycoclusters were demonstrated through several in vitro bioassays. An in vivo mouse model of lung infection provided an almost complete protection against Pseudomonas aeruginosa with the designed glycoclusters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10275-10289
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2014

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