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Dr. Asfandyar Sikandar

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Asfandyar Sikandar erhielt seinen B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomolecular Science von der University of St. Andrews, UK. Es folgte ein M.Sc. in Biochemie an der University of Calgary, Kanada. Derzeit promoviert er bei Jun. Prof. Jesko Köhnke. Seine Arbeit befasst sich mit der strukturellen und biochemischen Charakterisierung von Proteinen, die an der Naturstoffsynthese und bakteriellen Abwehrmechanismen beteiligt sind.


2023

Inhibitors of the Elastase LasB for the Treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lung Infections

Konstantinovic J, Kany A, Alhayek A, Abdelsamie A, Sikandar A, Voos K, Yao Y, Andreas A, Shafiei R, Loretz B, …, Haupenthal J, Hirsch A (2023)

ACS Cent. Sci. 9 (12): 2205-2215DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.3c01102

Inhibitors of the Elastase LasB for the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections

Konstantinovic J, Kany A, Alhayek A, Abdelsamie A, Sikandar A, Voos K, Yao Y, Andreas A, Shafiei R, Loretz B, …, Haupenthal J, Hirsch A (2023)

DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-bszcb

Revision of the Absolute Configurations of Chelocardin and Amidochelocardin

Sikandar A, Popoff A, Jumde R, Mándi A, Kaur A, Elgaher W, Rosenberger L, Hüttel S, Jansen R, Hunter M, …, Kurtán T, Müller R (2023)

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)DOI: 10.1002/anie.202306437

Revision of the Absolute Configurations of Chelocardin and Amidochelocardin

Sikandar A, Popoff A, Jumde R, Mándi A, Kaur A, Elgaher W, Rosenberger L, Hüttel S, Jansen R, Hunter M, …, Kurtán T, Müller R (2023)

Angewandte Chemie (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)DOI: 10.1002/ange.202306437

2022

Total In Vitro Biosynthesis of the Thioamitide Thioholgamide and Investigation of the Pathway

Sikandar A, Lopatniuk M, Luzhetskyy A, Müller R, Koehnke J (2022)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 144 (11): 5136-5144DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c00402

N-Aryl-2-iso-butylmercaptoacetamides: the discovery of highly potent and selective inhibitors of Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence factor LasB and Clostridium histolyticum virulence factor ColH

Voos K, Yahiaoui S, Konstantinovic J, Schönauer E, Alhayek A, Sikandar A, Si Chaib K, Ramspoth T, Rox K, Haupenthal J, …, Ducho C, Hirsch A (2022)

ChemRxivDOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-fjrqr

Structure-Based Design of α-Substituted Mercaptoacetamides as Inhibitors of the Virulence Factor LasB from Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Kaya C, Walter I, Alhayek A, Shafiei R, Jézéquel G, Andreas A, Konstantinovic J, Schönauer E, Sikandar A, Haupenthal J, …, Hartmann R, Hirsch A (2022)

ACS Infect. Dis.DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00628

2021

Substrate-Inspired Fragment Merging and Growing Affords Efficacious LasB Inhibitors

Kaya C, Walter I, Yahiaoui S, Sikandar A, Alhayek A, Konstantinovic J, Kany A, Haupenthal J, Köhnke J, Hartmann R, Hirsch A (2021)

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)DOI: 10.1002/anie.202112295

2020

The bottromycin epimerase BotH defines a group of atypical α/β-hydrolase-fold enzymes

Sikandar A, Franz L, Adam S, Santos-Aberturas J, Horbal L, Luzhetskyy A, Truman A, Kalinina O, Koehnke J (2020)

Nat Chem Biol 16 (9): 1013-1018DOI: 10.1038/s41589-020-0569-y

2019

The role of protein-protein interactions in the biosynthesis of ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides

Sikandar A, Koehnke J (2019)

Nat. Prod. Rep. 36 (11): 1576-1588DOI: 10.1039/C8NP00064F

2018

Tackling Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence by a Hydroxamic Acid-Based LasB Inhibitor

Kany A, Sikandar A, Yahiaoui S, Haupenthal J, Walter I, Empting M, Köhnke J, Hartmann R (2018)

ACS chemical biology 13 (9): 2449-2455DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.8b00257

Adaptation of a Bacterial Multidrug Resistance System Revealed by the Structure and Function of AlbA

Sikandar A, Cirnski K, Testolin G, Volz C, Brönstrup M, Kalinina O, Müller R, Koehnke J (2018)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (48): 16641-16649DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08895

2017

Photorhabdus luminescens lectin A (PllA): A new probe for detecting α-galactoside-terminating glycoconjugates

Beshr G, Sikandar A, Jemiller E, Klymiuk N, Hauck D, Wagner S, Wolf E, Koehnke J, Titz A (2017)

J Biol Chem 292 (48): 19935-19951DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M117.812792

Thioholgamides: Thioamide-Containing Cytotoxic RiPP Natural Products

Kjaerulff L, Sikandar A, Zaburannyi N, Adam S, Herrmann J, Koehnke J, Müller R (2017)

ACS Chem. Biol. 12 (11): 2837-2841DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.7b00676

The natural product carolacton inhibits folate-dependent C1 metabolism by targeting FolD/MTHFD

Fu C, Sikandar A, Donner J, Zaburannyi N, Herrmann J, Reck M, Wagner-Döbler I, Koehnke J, Müller R (2017)

Nat Commun 8 (1)DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01671-5