Inhibitory action of a new proton pump inhibitor, trifluoromethyl ketone derivative, against the motility of clarithromycin-susceptible and-resistant Helicobacter pylori

Gabriella Spengler, Annamaria Molnar, Gergely Klausz, Yvette Mandi, Masami Kawase, Noboru Motohashi, Joseph Molnar

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Abstract

We previously reported that a trifluoromethyl ketone derivative, 1-(2-benzoxazolyl)-3,3,3-trifluoro-2-propanone (TF18), exhibited the potent antibacterial activity against Helicobacter pylori, but had no urease activity. In order to clarify the mechanism of anti-H. pylori action of TF18, we evaluated the growth and motility of TF18 on clarithromycin-susceptible H. pylori (CSHP) and -resistant H. pylori (CRHP). An effective proton pump inhibitor (TF18) had remarkable dose-dependent antibacterial activity and was able to inhibit the flagellar motor of both CSHP and CRHP isolates. The antimotility effect of TF18 was more pronounced at subinhibitory concentration in CRHP than in CSHP. The swimming (the forward motion) was more sensitive to the inhibition than the tumbling. Based on the results, it is supposed that TF18 works as an uncoupler similar to the 'clutch' in a biological motor, in which counterclockwise rotation is more sensitive to the effect of TF18 than the clockwise rotation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-633
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2004

Keywords

  • Clarithromycin-resistant
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Motility
  • Proton pump
  • Trifluoromethyl ketone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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