A series of novel quercetin diacylglucosides were designed and first synthesized by Steglich esterification on the basis of MRSA strains inhibiting natural compound A. The in vitro inhibition of different multi-drug resistant bacterial strains and Escherichia coli DNA gyrase B was investigated. In the series, compound 10h was up to 128-fold more potent against vancomycin-resistant enterococci and more effective than A, which represents a promising new candidate as a potent anti-MRSA and anti-VRE agent.
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