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Activity of 3 `-hydroxychalcone against Cryptococcus gattii and toxicity, and efficacy in alternative animal models

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Palanco, Ana Cerrejn [1] ; Singulani, Junya de lacorte [1] ; Costa-Orlandi, Caroline Barcelos [1] ; Gullo, Fernanda Patricia [1] ; Strohmayer Lourencetti, Natalia Manuela [1] ; Gomes, Paulo Cesar [1] ; Ayusso, Gabriela Miranda [2] ; Dutra, Luiz Antonio [3] ; Bolzani, Vanderlan da Silva [3] ; Regasini, Luis Octavio [2] ; Soares Mendes-Giannini, Maria Jose [1] ; Fusco-Almeida, Ana Marisa [1]
Total Authors: 12
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[2] UNESP, Inst Biosci Letters & Exact Sci, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] UNESP, Inst Chem, Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: FUTURE MICROBIOLOGY; v. 12, n. 13, p. 1123-1134, OCT 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 9

Aim: This work aimed to evaluate the activity of 3'-hydroxychalcone against Cryptococcus gattii in planktonic and biofilm forms and their toxicity using alternative animal models. Materials \& methods: Minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum fungicide concentration were determined. Biofilm formation and the susceptibility tests were performed by the 2,3-bis-(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-5-{[}carbonyl(phenylamino)]2H- tetrazolium hydroxide assay. Toxicity and efficacy were checked in Danio rerio and Galleria mellonella models. Results: The compound 3'-hydroxychalcone showed fungicidal activity against C. gattii in both planktonic and biofilm forms. The toxicity in zebrafish embryos revealed a low lethal concentration. In G. mellonella, the compound did not show antifungal activity and larvae toxicity. Conclusion: Because of the activity of 3'-hydroxychalcone against C. gattii in vitro, molecular modifications should be made to improve efficacy and to reduce toxicity in vivo. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/18330-0 - Synthesis and biological evaluation of curcumin-cinnamaldehyde hybrids as bacterial cell division inhibitors
Grantee:Luis Octávio Regasini
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/10446-9 - Evaluation of new therapies and biomarkers in paracoccidioidomycosis: antifungal activity of alkyl gallates in alternative models and mice and identification of circulating microRNAs
Grantee:Junya de Lacorte Singulani
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate