Screening of benzenesulfonamide in combination with chemically diverse fragments against carbonic anhydrase by differential scanning fluorimetry
J. Enzyme Inhib. Med. Chem. 2020, 35 (1), 306‑310
The differential scanning fluorimetry (DSF) screening of 5.692 fragments in combination with benzenesulfonamide (BSA) against bovine carbonic anhydrase (bCA) delivered >100 hits that either caused, on their own, a significant thermal shift (ΔTm, °C) in the protein melting temperature or significantly influenced the thermal shift observed for BSA alone. Three hits based on 1,2,3-triazole moiety represent the periphery of the recently reported potent inhibitors of hCA II, IX and XII which were efficacious in vivo. Such a re-discovery of suitable BSA periphery essentially validates the new fragment-based approach to the discovery of future CAIs. Structures of other validated fragment hits are reported.