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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Oral Metallo-Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors: Exploiting Reaction Mechanisms
Principal Investigator:

Robert A. Bonomo

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $105,900
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Gram-negative pathogens producing metallo-β-lactamases, MBLs, are a significant threat to our public health as treatment options against bacteria possessing these resistance determinants are extremely limited. In general, MBLs are the most worrisome carbapenemases, inactivating “last resort” β-lactams (e.g., imipenem and meropenem) and resist all commercially available β-lactamase inhibitors (BLIs). The main challenge in MBL inhibitor design is exploiting the reaction mechanism as it relates to...

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