BTZ043 Racemate

Catalog No.S1097

For research use only.

BTZ043 racemate is a decaprenylphosphoryl-β-D-ribose 2'-epimerase (DprE1) inhibitor acting as a new antimycobacterial agent that kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

BTZ043 Racemate Chemical Structure

CAS No. 957217-65-1

Selleck's BTZ043 Racemate has been cited by 6 Publications

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Biological Activity

Description BTZ043 racemate is a decaprenylphosphoryl-β-D-ribose 2'-epimerase (DprE1) inhibitor acting as a new antimycobacterial agent that kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Features Greater activity against M. tuberculosis than EMB.
DprE1 [1]
In vitro

By targeting decaprenylphosphoryl-β-D-ribose 2'-epimerase, BTZ043 abolishes the formation of decaprenylphosphoryl arabinose, leading to cell lysis and death of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. BTZ043 displays similar activity against all clinical isolates of M. tuberculosis, including multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant strains. BTZ043 displays significant activity against M. tuberculosis H37Rv and Mycobacterium smegmatis with MIC of 1 ng/mL (2.3 nM) and 4 ng/mL (9.2 nM), respectively, which is more potent than those of the existing tuberculosis (TB) drugs isoniazid (INH) and ethambutol (EMB) with MIC of 0.02-0.2 μg/mL and 1-5 μg/mL, respectively. BTZ043 is less effective in two different model systems (auxotrophy and starvation) involving metabolically inert M. tuberculosis, indicating that BTZ043 blocks a step in active metabolism similar to isoniazid (INH). BTZ043 treatment in M. smegmatis cells decreases the growth rate rapidly followed by a swelling of the poles and lysis of the cells after a few hours, which is similar but delayed in M. tuberculosis. [1] BTZ043 (1/4 MIC 0.375 ng/mL) in combination with TMC207 (1/4 MIC 20 ng/mL) has a stronger cidal effect on M. tuberculosis but not BTZ-resistant M. tuberculosis mutant than TMC207 alone at a concentration of 80 ng/mL. [2]

In vivo In a mouse model of chronic tuberculosis, administration of BTZ043 at 37.5 mg/kg or 300 mg/kg for 4 weeks reduces the bacterial burden in the lungs and spleens by 1 and 2 logs, respectively. [1]

Protocol (from reference)

Animal Research:[1]
  • Animal Models: BALB/c mice infected with a low bacillary load (~200 CFU) of M. tuberculosis H37Rv via aerosol
  • Dosages: 37.5 mg/kg, or 300 mg/kg
  • Administration: Oral gavage once daily

Solubility (25°C)

In vitro

DMSO 22 mg/mL
(50.99 mM)
Water Insoluble
Ethanol Insoluble

In vivo

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0.5% CMC
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15 mg/mL

Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 431.39


CAS No. 957217-65-1
Storage 3 years -20°C powder
2 years -80°C in solvent
Smiles CC1COC2(O1)CCN(CC2)C3=NC(=O)C4=C(S3)C(=CC(=C4)C(F)(F)F)[N+](=O)[O-]

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