A mevalonate independent pathway for isoprenoid biosynthesis the socalled MEP pahtway, has been discovered recentyly and validated as new drug targetfor with this pathway through inhibtion of DOXP reductoisomerase, is a promising clinicallly effective antimalarial agent. tHIS PROJECT AIMS AT THEFURTHER OPTIMIZATION OF THIS PROMISING LEAD VIA/
1)the synthesis of a series of novel ss-substituted fosmidocycin analogues.
2) the synthesis ofa small liberary of phosphoramidate prodrugs of fosmidoycin and analogues. Careful screening of the final compounds will be performed in colleboration with esteemed national and international research groups.