Mannosyl Transfer Processes In Leishmania And Mycobacteria

Grant number: DP1093356 | Funding period: 2010 - 2013



The human diseases leishmaniasis and tuberculosis are caused by infectious microorganisms. We will target pathways to the biosynthesis and degradation of parasite-specific mannose containing metabolites that play essential roles in the ability of these pathogens to cause disease. We will develop new ways to study these pathways, and will synthesize novel substrates and inhibitors that will allow the development of antituberculosis and antileishmanial drugs. This project will contribute to our national competitiveness in the newly emerging area of chemical biology.