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Eur J Med Chem. 2013 Nov;69:365-72. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2013.08.037. Epub 2013 Sep 13.

Squaric acid/4-aminoquinoline conjugates: novel potent antiplasmodial agents.

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Research Institute for Medicines and Pharmaceutical Sciences (iMed.UL), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon. Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisbon, Portugal.

Abstract

We report the synthesis and structure-activity relationship (SAR) analysis of a series of hybrid compounds containing a squaric moiety conjugated with heterocyclic moieties from well-known antimalarials. This novel series of compounds presents improved antiplasmodial activity compared with the squaric derivatives described in our previous work. Three compounds, 8b (IC₅₀ = 99 nM), 8c (IC₅₀ = 95 nM), and 8d (IC₅₀ = 105 nM) had greater in vitro potency than chloroquine 1 (IC₅₀ = 140 nM) against chloroquine resistant Plasmodium falciparum. In addition, they were noncytotoxic against NIH 3T3 and Hek 293T cells.

KEYWORDS:

4-Aminoquinoline; Antiplasmodial activity; Hybrid; Malaria; Squaramide

PMID:
24077527
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejmech.2013.08.037
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