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Antitrypanosomal activity of 1,2-dihydroquinolin-6-ols and their ester derivatives
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Abstract
The current chemotherapy for second stage human African trypanosomiasis is unsatisfactory. A synthetic optimization study based on the lead antitrypanosomal compound 1,2-dihydro-2,2,4-trimethylquinolin-6-yl 3,5-dimethoxybenzoate (TDR20364, 1a) was undertaken in an attempt to discover new trypanocides with potent in vivo activity. While 6-ether derivatives were less active than the lead compound, several N1-substituted derivatives displayed nanomolar IC50 values against T. b. rhodesiense STIB900 in vitro, with selectivity indexes up to >18000. 1-Benzyl-1,2-dihydro-2,2,4-trimethylquinolin-6-yl acetate (10a) displayed an IC50 value of 0.014 μM against these parasites and a selectivity index of 1700. Intraperitoneal administration of 10a at 50 (mg/kg)/day for 4 days caused a promising prolongation of lifespan in T. b. brucei STIB795-infected mice (>14 days vs 7.75 days for untreated controls). Reactive oxygen species were produced when T. b. brucei were exposed to 10a in vitro, implicating oxidative stress in the trypanocidal mode of action of these 1,2-dihydroquinoline derivatives.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of medicinal chemistry. - Washington, D.C., 1963, currens
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2010
ISSN
0022-2623
Volume/pages
53:3(2010), p. 966-982
ISI
000274270900005
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UAntwerpen
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