My lab uses X-ray crystallography to better understand the relationship between proteins and ligands. Tiny differences in the structure of a molecule can radically change the interaction between a protein and ligand and we are only begining to understand how many factors play a role in this interaction. By manipulating the individual components of a compound it is possible to create a chemical that binds to the protein better than the natural substrate, and prevent the natural reaction from occurring. This is the basis for rational drug design. Our efforts have lead us to collaborations with other labs and scientists in many disciplines as our approach to directed compound design has applications not only in basic research but also in pesticide development, health research and clinical research.
- Crespo, R. A., Dang, Q., Zhou, N. E., Guthrie, L. M., Snavely, T. C., Dong, W., ... Sacchettini, J. C. (2019). Structure-Guided Drug Design of 6-Substituted Adenosine Analogues as Potent Inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Adenosine Kinase.. JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY. 62(9), 4483-4499.
- Daniel-Wayman, S., Abate, G., Barber, D. L., Bermudez, L. E., Coler, R. N., Cynamon, M. H., ... Zelazny, A. M. (2019). Advancing Translational Science for Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections. A Road Map for Research. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. 199(8), 947-951.
- Salazar, A. J., Sherekar, M., Tsai, J., & Sacchettini, J. C. (2019). R pyocin tail fiber structure reveals a receptor-binding domain with a lectin fold. PLoS ONE. 14(2), e0211432-e0211432.
- Carey, A. F., Rock, J. M., Krieger, I. V., Chase, M. R., Fernandez-Suarez, M., Gagneux, S., ... Fortune, S. M. (2019). Correction: TnSeq of Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates reveals strain-specific antibiotic liabilities.. PLoS pathogens. 15(6), e1007846-e1007846.
- Farhat, M. R., Freschi, L., Calderon, R., Ioerger, T., Snyder, M., Meehan, C. J., ... Murray, M. (2019). GWAS for quantitative resistance phenotypes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis reveals resistance genes and regulatory regions. Nature Communications. 10(1), 2128.
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- Cirillo, J., Sacchettini, J., Rao, J., & Xie, H. (2015). Use of bacterial beta-lactamase for in vitro diagnostics and in vivo imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics.
- Freundlich, J., Sacchettini, J., Kriger, I., Ioerger, T., & Gawandi, V. (2014). Inhibitors of mycobacterium tuberculosis malate synthase, methods of making and uses thereof.