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Pre-clinical Pharmacokinetics and toxicologic evaluation of 5-(4-chloro-benzylidene)-3-(4-methyl-benzyl)-thiazolidine-2,4-dione(GQ-2).

Grant number: 12/07049-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Pharmacology
Principal researcher:Rosangela Gonçalves Peccinini
Grantee:Carla Monalizi Vieira
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCFAR). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) is a metabolic disorder characterized by decreased activity and secretion of insulin. Increased longevity, combined with the growing prevalence of obesity, made this disease become the largest problem for the public health worldwide. Currently, only the drug pioglitazone of the class of thiazolidinediones is available in the market for the treatment of DM2, however this drug is under ANVISA's sight for its carcinogenic potential and cardiac toxicity. These compounds act by activating the nuclear receptor PPAR gamma which increases sensitivity to insulin in its targeted tissues. MOURÃO et al (2006) developed the compound 5 - (4-chloro-benzylidene) -3 - (4-methyl-benzyl)-thiazolidine-2 ,4-dione (GQ-2) with a potential hypoglycemic activity. The drug investigation of its molecular and metabolic effects in "swiss" obese mice showed a reduction in the standard insulin, glucose and leptin levels, associated with increased insulin sensitivity. Furthermore, the animals showed a reduction in body weight gain due to diminished fluids retention. This project aims to evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile and the toxicity in liver and kidney of the compound GQ-2 in Wistar rats.

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VIEIRA, Carla Monalizi. Farmacocinética pré-clínica e avaliação toxicológica preliminar da nova tiazolidinadiona desenvolvida para o tratamento do diabetes mellitus tipo 2: 5-(4-cloro-benzilideno)-3-(4-metil-benzil)-tiazolidina-2,4-diona (GQ-2). 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas. Araraquara Araraquara.

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