Benzoic acid derivatives with trypanocidal activity: Enzymatic analysis and molecular docking studies toward trans-sialidase

Muhammad Kashif, Antonio Moreno-Herrera, Juan Carlos Villalobos-Rocha, Benjamín Nogueda-Torres, Jaime Pérez-Villanueva, Karen Rodríguez-Villar, José Luis Medina-Franco, Peterson De Andrade, Ivone Carvalho, Gildardo Rivera

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Abstract

© 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Chagas, or American trypanosomiasis, remains an important public health problem in developing countries. In the last decade, trans-sialidase has become a pharmacological target for new anti-Chagas drugs. In this work, the aims were to design and find a new series of benzoic acid derivatives as trans-sialidase (TS) inhibitors and anti-trypanosomal agents. Three compounds (14, 18, and 19) sharing a para-aminobenzoic acid moiety showed more potent trypanocidal activity than the commercially available drugs nifurtimox and benznidazole in both strains: the lysis concentration of 50% of the population (LC 50 ) was <0.15 μM on the NINOA strain, and LC50 < 0.22 μM on the INC-5 strain. Additionally, compound 18 showed a moderate inhibition (47%) on the trans-sialidase enzyme and a binding model similar to DANA (pattern A).
Original languageAmerican English
JournalMolecules
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StatePublished - 1 Nov 2017

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