Advanced search
Start date

Synthesis of analogues of benznidazole by \click chemistry\ and evaluation of antiparasitic activity

Full text
Oswaldo Aparecido Galo
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: Ribeirão Preto.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC)
Defense date:
Examining board members:
Ivone Carvalho; Arlene Gonçalves Correa; Laura Tiemi Okano
Advisor: Ivone Carvalho

The South American trypanosomiasis, also known as Chagas\' disease is an endemic disease in Latin America. The disease is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, whose transmission in humans and other mammals occur primarily through the faeces of the insect \"barbeiro\" (triatoma infestans) infection. Since the discovery already been carried out many attempts to obtain effective chemotherapy treatment. Today\'s treatment is accomplished through the use of the drug nitro-heterocyclic benznidazole. However this compound is only used in the acute phase of the disease and its effectiveness is varied in accordance with the geographical area, probably as a consequence of the variation of strains of the parasite and presents serious side effects. An interesting tool in medicinal chemistry is the use of bioisosterism for the synthesis of analogous molecules, which possess biological properties relatable generally act on the same target as pharmacological agonists or antagonists. Moreover, the reactions related to condensations of 1.3 dipolar cycloaddition catalyzed by Cu(I), involving strategies \"click chemistry\" has the strengths of the fact usually do not form byproducts, being easy to perform and present high yields. Starting from two commercial compounds benzylamine and chloro acetyl chloride) we performed the synthesis of a library of twenty-three analog compounds to benznidazole via a synthetic route short and easy to perform. Tests of trypanocidal activity involving Tulahuen strain of T. cruzi, and cytotoxicity assays. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/12245-0 - Synthesis of analogues of benznidazole per "click chemistry" and evaluation of antiparasitic activity
Grantee:Oswaldo Aparecido Galo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master