Binding of D- and L-captopril inhibitors to metallo-beta-lactamase studied by polarizable molecular mechanics and quantum mechanics.
The bacterial Zn2+ metallo-beta-lactamase from B. fragilis is a zinc-enzyme with two potential metal ion binding sites. It cleaves the lactam ring of antibiotics, thus contributing to the acquired resistance of bacteria against antibiotics. The present study bears on the binuclear form of the enzyme. We compare several possible binding modes of captopril, a mercaptocarboxamide inhibitor of several zinc-metalloenzymes. Two diastereoisomers of captopril were considered, with either a D- or an L...Expand abstract
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