Myristoyl-CoA:Protein N-myristoyltranferase (NMT) is a cytosolic monomeric enzyme which catalyses the transfer of a rare fatty acid , myristate from myristoyl-CoA to the N-terminal glycine residue of a variety of eukaryotic and viral proteins. N-myristoyltransferase is a novel target for Anticancer, Antiviral and antifungal agents. Recent Nmyristoyltransferase inhibitors like benzofurans and benzothiazole derivatives show in vivo antifungal activity and are promising selective fungal N-myristoyltransferase inhibitors.
Keywords: N-myristoyltransferase, myristoylation, benzofurans, benzothiazoles, antifungal, Candida albicans, anticancer, antiviral
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