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Dipeptidyl nitrile derivatives have cytostatic effects against Leishmania spp. promastigotes

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Autor(es):
Quilles Jr, Jose C. ; Tezuka, Daiane Y. [1, 2] ; Lopes, Carla D. [1, 2] ; Ribeiro, Fernanda L. [1] ; Laughton, Charles A. [3, 4] ; de Albuquerque, Sergio [5] ; Montanari, Carlos A. [1] ; Leitao, Andrei [1]
Número total de Autores: 8
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[1] Quilles Jr, Jr., Jose C., Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Inst Chem IQSC, Med Chem Grp NEQUIMED, Av Trabalhador Sao Carlense 400, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Programa Posgrad Bioengn, Av Trabalhador Sao Carlense 400, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Nottingham, Sch Pharm, Nottingham NG7 2RD - England
[4] Univ Nottingham, Ctr Biomol Sci, Nottingham NG7 2RD - England
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, FCFRP, Lab Parasitol, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Experimental Parasitology; v. 200, p. 84-91, MAY 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Cysteine proteases are involved in critical cell processes to the protozoa from Leishmania genus, and their inhibition is a therapeutic alternative to treat the disease. In this work, derivatives of dipeptidyl nitriles acting as reversible covalent inhibitors of cysteine proteases were studied as cytostatic agents. The proteolytic activity inside the living and lysed parasite cells was quantified using a selective substrate for cysteine proteases (Z-FR-MCA) from Leishmania amazonensis and L. infantum. The overall proteolytic activity of intact cells and even cell extracts was only marginally affected at high concentrations, with the observation of cytostatic activity and cell cycle arrest of promastigotes. However, the cytotoxic effects were only observed for infected J774 macrophages, which impaired further analysis of the amastigote infection. Therefore, the proteolytic inhibition in intact L. amazonensis and L. infantum promastigotes had no relationship to the cytostatic activity, which emphasizes that these dipeptidyl nitriles act through another mechanism of action. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/18009-4 - Planejamento, síntese e atividade tripanossomicida de inibidores covalentes reversíveis da enzima cruzaína
Beneficiário:Carlos Alberto Montanari
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 14/07292-0 - Planejamento molecular, atividade tripanossomicida e anticancerígena de inibidores covalentes reversíveis de cisteíno proteases
Beneficiário:José Carlos Quilles Junior
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado