Treatment with HIV-1 protease inhibitors, a component of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), often results in viral resistance. Structural and biochemical characterization of a 6X protease mutant arising from in vitro selection with compound 1, a C2-symmetric diol protease inhibitor, has been previously described. We now show that compound 2, a copper(I)-catalyzed 1,2,3-triazole derived compound previously shown to be potently effective against wild-type protease (IC50 = 6.0 nM), has low nM activity (IC50 = 15.7 nM) against the multidrug-resistant 6X protease mutant. Compound 2 displays similar efficacy against wild-type and 6X HIV-1 in viral replication assays. While structural studies of compound 1 bound to wild type and mutant proteases revealed a progressive change in binding mode in the mutants, the 1.3 A resolution 6X protease-compound 2 crystal structure reveals nearly identical interactions for 2 as in the wild-type protease complex with very little change in compound 2 or protease conformation.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Medicinal Chemistry|
|State||Published - 23 Oct 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Drug Discovery