Publications

Independent Career (undergraduate authors, co-first authors# )

2019

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65. Ochoa, C.#; Solinski, A.E.#; Nowlan, M.; Dekarske, M.M.; Wuest, W.M.*; Kozlowski, M.C.* “A bisphenolic honokiol analog outcompetes oral antimicrobial agent cetylpyridinium chloride via a membrane-associated mechanism” ACS Infectious Diseases 2019 ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.9b00190

64. Cheng, A.V.; Kim, W.; Escobar, I.E.; Mylonakis, E.; Wuest, W.M.* “Structure-Activity Relationship and Anticancer Profile of Second-Generation Anti-MRSA Synthetic Retinoids” ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 2019 ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.9b00159

63. Kim, W.; Zou, G.; Hari, T.P.A.; Wilt, I.K.; Zhu, W.; Galle, N.; Faizi, H.A.; Hendricks, G.L.; Tori. K.; Pan, W.; Huang, X.; Steele, A.D.; Csatary, E.E.; Dekarske, M.M.; Rosen, J.L.; de Queiroz Ribiero, N.; Lee, K.; Port, J.; Fuchs, B.B.; Vlahovska, P.M.; Wuest, W.M.; Gao, H.; Ausubel, F.M.; Mylonakis,E. “A selective membrane-targeting repurposed antibiotic with activity against persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2019 116, 16529 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1904700116 (Featured on NPR)

62. Morrison, K.R.; Allen, R.; Minbiole, K.P.C.*; Wuest, W.M.* “More QACs, more questions: recent advances in structure activity relationships and hurdles in understanding resistance mechanism” Tetrahedron Letters 2019 ASAP (Invited Digest)  DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2019.07.026

61. Korobeynikov, V.; Borakove, M.; Feng, Y.; Wuest, W.M.; Koval, A.B.; Nikonova, A.S.; Serebriiskii, I.; Chernoff, J.; Borges, V.F.; Golemis, E.A.; Shagisultanova, E.* “Combined inhibition of Aurora A and p21-activated kinase 1 as a new treatment strategy in breast cancer” Breast Cancer Research & Treatment 2019 ASAP DOI:10.1007/s10549-019-05329-2

60. Solinski, A.E.; Scharnow, A.M.; Fraboni, A.J., Wuest, W.M.* “Synthetic Simplification of Carolacton Enables Chemical Genetic Studies in Streptococcus mutans” ACS Infectious Diseases 2019 ASAP DOI:10.1021/acsinfecdis.9b00213

59. Zhao, W.; Cross, A.R.; Crowe-McAuliffe, C.; Weigert-Munoz, A.; Csatary, E.E.; Solinski, A.E.; Krysiak, J.; Goldberg, J.B.; Wilson, D.N.; Medina, E.; Wuest, W.M.; Sieber S.A.* “The natural product elegaphenone potentiates antibiotic effects against Pseudomonas aeruginosaAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019 58, 8581. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201903472

58. Wilt, I.K.; Hari, T.P.A.; Wuest, W.M.* “Hijacking Bacterial Circuitry of Biofilm Processes via Chemical “Hot-wiring”: An Under-explored Avenue for Therapeutic Development” ACS Infectious Diseases 2019 5, 789. DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.9b00104 (Invited Viewpoint)

57. Cheng, A.V.; Wuest, W.M.* “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Conjugate and Prodrug Strategies as Targeted Delivery Vectors for Antibiotics” ACS Infectious Diseases 2019 5, 816. DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.9b00019

56. Post, S.J.; Shapiro, J.A.; Wuest, W.M.* “Connecting iron acquisition and biofilm formation in the ESKAPE pathogens as a strategy for combatting antibiotic resistance” MedChemComm 2019 10, 505. (Invited review for the Antibiotic Resistance IssueDOI: 10.1039/C9MD000032A

55. Scharnow, A.M.; Solinski, A.E.; Wuest, W.M.* “Targeting S. mutans biofilms: A perspective on preventing dental caries” MedChemComm 2019 ASAP (Invited review for the New Talent CollectionDOI: 10.1039/C9MD00015A

54. Kontos, R.C.Schallenhammer, S.A.Bentley, B.S.; Morrison, K.R.; Feliciano, J.A.; Tasca, J.A.; Kaplan, A.R.; Bezpalko, M.W.; Kassel, S.W.; Wuest, W.M.*; Minbiole, K.P.C.* “An Investigation into Rigidity-Activity Relationships in bisQAC Amphiphilic Antiseptics” ChemMedChem 2019 14, 83 DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201800622

53. Shapiro, J.A.; Varga, J.J.; Parsonage, D.; Walton, W.; Redinbo, M.R.; Ross, L.J.; White, E.L.; Bostwick, R.*; Wuest, W.M.*; Clairborne, A.*; Goldberg, J.B.* “Identification of Specific and Non-specific Inhibitors of Bacillus anthracis Type III Pantothenate Kinase (PanK)” ChemMedChem 2019 14, 78 DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201800652

52. Shapiro, J.A.; Kaplan, A.R.; Wuest, W.M.* “From General to Specific: Can Primary Metabolism in Pseudomonas be Exploited for Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics?” ChemBioChem 2019 20, 34 DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201800383 (Invited Concept, highlighted in the 20th Anniversary Issue)

2018

51. Kearney, S.E.; Zahoransky-Kohalmi, G.; et al. “Canvass: A Crowd-Sourced, Natural-Product Screening Library for Exploring Biological Space” ACS Central Science 2018 4, 1727 DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.8b00747

50. Ernouf, G.; Wilt, I.K.; Zahim, S.; Wuest, W.M.* “Epoxy isonitriles, a unique class of antibiotics – Synthesis of their metabolites and biological investigations” ChemBioChem 2018 19, 2448 (Selected for ChemBio Talents IssueDOI: 10.1002/cbic

49. Shapiro, J.A.#; Morrison, K.R.#; Chodisetty, S.S.; Musaev, D.G.; Wuest, W.M.* “Biologically Inspired Total Synthesis of Ulbactin F, an Iron-Binding Natural Product” Organic Letters 2018 20, 5922. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02599

48. Kim, W.; Steele, A.D.; Zhu, W.; Csatary, E.E.; Fricke, N.; Dekarske, M.M.; Jayamani, E.; Pan, W.; Kwon, B.; Sinitsa, I.F.Rosen, J.; Conery, A.L.; Fuchs, B.B.; Vlahovska, P.M.; Ausubel, F.M.; Gao, H.; Wuest, W.M.*; Mylonakis, E. “Discovery and Optimization of nTZDpa as an Antibiotic Effective Against Bacterial Persisters” ACS Infectious Diseases 2018 4, 1540 DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.8b00161

47. Giglio, K.; Keohane, C.E.; Stodghill, P.; Steele, A.D.; Fetzer, C.; Sieber, S.A.; Filiatrault, M.J.*; Wuest, W.M.* ” Transcriptomic profiling suggest that Promysalin alters metabolic flux, motility, and iron regulation in Pseudomonas putida KT2440″ ACS Infectious Diseases 2018 4, 1179. DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.8b00041

46. Kim, W.; Zhu, W.; Hendricks, G.L.; Van Tyne, D.; Steele, A.D.; Keohane, C.E.; Fricke, N.; Conery, A.L.; Shen, S.; Pan, W.; Lee, K.; Rajamuthiah, R.; Fuchs, B.B.; Vlahovska, P.M.; Wuest, W.M.; Gilmore, M.S.; Gao, H.; Ausubel, F.M.; Mylonakis, E. “A new class of synthetic retinoid antibiotics effective against bacterial persisters” Nature 2018 556, 103.  DOI: 10.1038/nature26157

45. Blanchet, M.; Borselli, D.; Rodallec, A.; Peiretti, F.; Vidal, N.; Bolla, J.M.; Digiorgio, C.; Morrison, K.R.; Wuest, W.M.; Brunel, J.M* “Claramines: A new class of broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents with bimodal activity” ChemMedChem 2018 13, 1018 DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201800073

44. Hofbauer, B.; Vomacka, J.; Stahl, M.; Korotkov, V.; Jennings, M.C.; Wuest, W.M.; Sieber, S.A.* “A dual inhibitor of Staphylococcus aureus virulence and biofilm attenuates expression of major toxins and adhesins” Biochemistry 2018 57, 1814DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b01271

43. Steele, A.D.; Ernouf, G.; Lee, Y-E.; Wuest, W.M.* “Diverted Total Synthesis of the Baulamycins and Analogues Reveals an Alternate Mechanism of Action” Organic Letters 2018 20, 1126 DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b00054

42. Keohane, C.E.; Steele, A.D.; Fetzer, C.; Khowsathit, J.; Van Tyne, D.; Moynie, L.; Gilmore, M.S.; Karanicolas, J.; Sieber, S.A.; Wuest, W.M.* “Promysalin Elicits Species-Selective Inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Targeting Succinate Dehydrogenase” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018 140, 1774 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b11212

41. Solinski, A.E.#; Ochoa, C.#; Lee, Y-E.; Paniak, T.; Kozlowski, M.C.*; Wuest, W.M.* “Honokiol-Inspired Analogs as Inhibitors of Oral Bacteria” ACS Infectious Diseases 2018 4, 118 DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00178

2017

40. Schallenhammer, S.A.; Duggan, S.M.; Morrison, K.R.; Bentley, B.S.; Wuest, W.M.*; Minbiole, K.P.C.* “Hybrid BisQACs: Potent Biscationic Quaternary Ammonium Compounds Merging the Structures of Two Commercial Antiseptics” ChemMedChem 2017 12, 1931 DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201700597

39. Rossiter, S.E.; Wuest, W.M.* “ErosS enzyme from Aliivibrio fischeri plays Cupid to choanoflagellates” ChemBioChem 2017 18, 2298 DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201700552 (Invited Highlight)

38. Rossiter, S.E.; Fletcher, M.F.; Wuest, W.M.* “Natural Products as Platforms to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance” Chemical Reviews 2017 117, 12415 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00283

37. Jennings, M.C.; Forman, M.E.; Duggan, S.M.; Minbiole, K.P.C.*; Wuest, W.M.* “Efflux Pumps May Not Be the Major Drivers of QAC Resistance in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus” ChemBioChem 2017 18, 1573 DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201700233 (highlighted as a Very Important Paper, Selected as Cover Art)

36. Fletcher, M.H.; Burns-Lynch, C.E.; Knouse, K.W.; Abraham, L.T.; DeBrosse, C.W.; Wuest, W.M.* “A novel application of the Staudinger ligation to access neutral cyclic di-nucleotide analog precursors via a divergent method” RSC Adv. 2017 7, 29835. DOI: 10.1039/C7RA06045A

35. Solinski, A.E.#; Koval, A.B.#; Brzozowski, R.S.#; Morrison, K.R.; Fraboni, A.J.; Carson, C.E.; Eshraghi A.R.; Zhou, G.; Quivey, R.G.; Voelz, V.A.; Buttaro, B.A.; Wuest. W.M.* “Diverted Total Synthesis of Carolacton-Inspired Analogs Yields Three Distinct Phenotypes in Streptococcus mutans Biofilms” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017 139, 7188. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03879

34. Allen, R.A.; Jennings, M.C.; Mitchell, M.A.; Al-Khalifa, S.E.; Wuest, W.M.*; Minbiole, K.P.C.* “Ester- and Amide-containing MultiQACs: Exploring Multicationic Soft Antimicrobial Agents” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2017 27, 2107. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2017.03.077

33. Brzozowski, R.S.; Wuest, W.M.* “Twelve-Membered Macrolactones: Privileged Scaffolds for the Development of New Therapeutics” Chemical Biology & Drug Design 2017 89, 169 (invited review) DOI: 10.1111/cbdd.12783

32. Al-Khalifa, S.E.; Jennings, M.C.; Wuest, W.M.*; Minbiole, K.P.C.* “The Development of Next Generation Pyridinium-Based multiQAC Antiseptics” ChemMedChem 2017 12, 280 DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201600546

31. Zubris, D.L.*; Minbiole, K.P.C.*; Wuest, W.M.* “Polymeric Quaternary Ammonium Compounds: Versatile Antimicrobial Materials.” Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 2017 17, 305 DOI: 10.2174/1568026616666160829155805

2016

30. Forman, M.E.; Jennings, M.C.; Wuest, W.M.*; Minbiole, K.P.C.* “Building a Better QAC: Branched Tetracationic Antiseptics” ChemMedChem 2016 11, 1401 (Highlighted on the back cover!) DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201600176

29. Jennings, M.C.; Wuest, W.M.* “Natural Product-Inspired Approaches to Combat Bacteria” Tetrahedron 2016 72, 3547. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2016.04.064 (Editorial Preface for Tetrahedron Symposium-in-Print)

28. Minbiole, K.P.C.*; Jennings, M.C.; Ator, L.E.; Black, J.W.; Grenier, M.C.; LaDow, J.E.; Caran, K.L.; Seifert, K.; Wuest, W.M.* “From Antimicrobial Activity to Mechanism of Resistance: The Multifaceted Role of Simple Quaternary Ammonium Compounds in Bacterial Eradication” Tetrahedron 2016 72, 3559. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2016.01.014

27. Steele, A.D.; Keohane, C.E.; Knouse, K.W.; Rossiter, S.E.; Williams, S.J.; Wuest, W.M.* “Diverted Total Synthesis of Promysalin Analogs Demonstrates that an Iron-Binding Motif is Responsible for its Narrow-spectrum Antibacterial Activity” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016 138, 5833.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b03373

26. Forman, M.E.; Fletcher, M.H.; Jennings, M.C.; Duggan, S.M.; Minbiole, K.P.C.*; Wuest, W.M.* “Structure-Resistance Relationships: Interrogating Antiseptic Resistance in Bacteria with Multicationic Quaternary Ammonium Dyes” ChemMedChem 2016 11, 958. DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201600095

25. Knouse, K.W.; Wuest, W.M.* “The Enantioselective Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Chimeric Promysalin Analogs Facilitated by Diverted Total Synthesis” J. Antibiotics 2016 69, 337. DOI: 10.1038/ja.2016.4 (invited paper for Amos B. Smith, III issue)

24. Joyce, M.D.; Jennings, M.C.; Santiago, C.N.; Fletcher, M.H.; Wuest, W.M.*; Minbiole, K.P.C.* “Natural Product-Derived Quaternary Ammonium Compounds with Potent Antimicrobial Activity” J. Antibiotics 2016 69, 344. DOI: 10.1038/ja.2015.107 (invited paper for A.B. Smith, III issue)

23. Koval, A.B.; Wuest, W.M.* “An optimized synthesis of the potent and selective Pak1 inhibitor FRAX-1036” Tetrahedron Lett. 2016 57, 449. DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2015.12.059

2015

22. Keohane, C.E.; Steele, A.D.; Wuest, W.M.* “The rhizosphere microbiome: A playground for natural product chemists” Synlett 2015 26, 2739. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1560711 (invited Synpact Paper)

21. Mitchell, M.A.; Iannetta, A.A.; Jennings, M.C.; Fletcher, M.H.; Wuest, W.M.*; Minbiole, K.P.C.* “Scaffold-hopping of Multicationic Amphiphiles Yields Three New Classes of Antimicrobials” ChemBioChem 2015 16, 2299. DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201500381  (highlighted as a Very Important Paper)

20. Steele, A.D.; Knouse, K.W.; Keohane, C.E.; Wuest, W.M.* “Total Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of (-)-Promysalin” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015 137, 7314. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b04767

19. Jennings, M.C.; Minbiole, K.P.C.; Wuest, W.M.* “Quaternary Ammonium Compounds: An Antimicrobial Mainstay and Platform for Innovation to Address Bacterial Resistance” ACS Infectious Diseases, 2015 1, 288. DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.5b00047

18. Jennings, M.C.; Buttaro, B.A.; Minbiole, K.P.C.; Wuest, W.M.* “Bioorganic Investigation of Multicationic Antimicrobials to Combat QAC-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus” ACS Infectious Diseases, 2015 1, 304DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.5b00032

17. Wakefield, A.E.; Wuest, W.M.; Voelz, V.A.* “Molecular Simulation of Conformational Pre-organization in Cyclic RGD Peptides.” J. Chem. Inf. Model2015 55, 806. DOI: 10.1021/ci500768u

2014

16. Paniak, T.J.; Jennings, M.C.; Shanahan, P.C.; Joyce, M.D.; Santiago, C.N.; Wuest, W.M.*; Minbiole, K.P.C.* “The antimicrobial activity of mono-, bis-, tris-, and tetracationic amphiphiles derived from simple polyamine platforms.” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2014 24, 5824DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2014.10.018

15. Kinzie, C.R.; Steele, A.D.; Pasciolla, S.M.; Wuest, W.M.* “Synthesis of cyclic dimeric methyl morpholinoside – a common synthetic precursor to cyclic dinucleotide analogs.” Tetrahedron Lett. 2014 55, 4966. DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.07.038

14. Ator, L.C.; Jennings, M.C.; McGettigan, A.R.; Paul, J.J.; Wuest, W.M.*; Minbiole, K.P.C.* “Beyond paraquats: Dialkyl 3,3′- and 3,4′-bipyridinium amphiphiles as antibacterial agents” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.  2014  24, 3706.  DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2014.07.024 

13. Jennings, M.C.; Ator, L.C.; Paniak, T.J.; Minbiole, K.P.C.*; Wuest, W.M.* “Biofilm Eradicating Properties of Quaternary Ammonium Amphiphiles: Simple Mimics of Antimicrobial Peptides” ChemBioChem 2014 15, 2211. DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402254

12. Fletcher, M.H.; Jennings, M.C.; Wuest, W.M.* “Draining the moat: Disrupting bacterial biofilms with natural products” Tetrahedron 2014 70, 6373. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2014.06.055 (invited review)

11. Wuest, W.M.*; Wuest, L.M* “Using Technology to Create an Active, Collaborative Learning Environment: Even in Organic Chemistry!” Proceedings of the 2014 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning 2014 44.

10. Razavi, A. M.; Wuest, W.M.*; Voelz, V.A.* “Computational screening and selection of cyclic peptide hairpin mimetics by molecular simulation and kinetic network models.” J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2014 54, 1425.  DOI: 10.1021/ci500102y

9. Hallside, M.S.; Brzozowski, R.S.; Wuest, W.M.*; Phillips, A.J.* “A Concise Synthesis of Carolacton” Org. Lett. 2014 16, 1148. DOI: 10.1021/ol500004k (Highlighted by Org. Lett. as a top 10 accessed article from Jan-Jun 2014)

8. Black, J.W.; Jennings, M.C.; Azarewicz, J.; Paniak, T.J.; Grenier, M.C.; Wuest, W.M.*; Minbiole, K.P.C.* “TMEDA-derived biscationic amphiphiles: An economical preparation of potent antibacterial agents” Bioorg. Med. Chem Lett. 2014 24, 99. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2013.11.070

Prior Publications (2008-2011)

7. Wuest, W.M.; Krahn, D.; Kaiser, M.; Walsh, C.T.*; “Enzymatic Timing and Tailoring of Macrolactomization in Syringolin Biosynthesis” Org. Lett. 2011 13, 4518. DOI:10.1021/ol2016687

6. Imker, H.J.; Walsh, C.T.*; Wuest, W.M. “SylC Catalyzes Ureido-Bond Formation During Biosynthesis of the Proteasome Inhibitor Syringolin A” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009 131, 18263. DOI: 10.1021/ja909170u

5. Wuest, W.M.; Sattely, E.S.; Walsh, C.T.* “Three Siderophores from One Bacterial Enzymatic Assembly Line” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009 131, 5056. DOI: 10.1021/ja900815w

4. Smith III, A.B.*; Wuest, W.M. “Evolution of Multi-Component Anion Relay Chemistry (ARC): Construction of Architecturally Complex Natural and Unnatural Products” Chem. Commun. 2008 45, 5883. DOI: 10.1039/B810394A

3. Smith III, A.B.*; Cox, J.M.; Furuichi, N.; Kenesky, C.S.; Zheng, J.; Atasoylu, O.; Wuest, W.M.; “Total Synthesis of (-)-2-epi-peloruside A” Org. Lett. 2008 10, 5501. DOI: 10.1021/ol8019132

2. Smith III, A.B.*; Kim, W.S.; Wuest, W.M.; “Ortho-TMS Benzaldehyde: an Effective Linchpin for Type II Anion Relay Chemistry (ARC)” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008 47, 7082. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200802301

1. Carney, J.M.; Donoghue, P.J.; Wuest, W.M.; Wiest, O.*; Helquist, P.* “Intramolecular Hydroamination of Aminoalkynes with Silver Phenanthroline Catalysts” Org. Lett. 2008 10, 3903. DOI: 10.1021/ol801458g