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Molecules 2012, 17(8), 9451-9461;

Antiplasmodial and Leishmanicidal Activities of 2-Cyano-3-(4-phenylpiperazine-1-carboxamido) Quinoxaline 1,4-Dioxide Derivatives

Research and Development of Novel Drugs Unit, Center for Applied Pharmacobiology Research (CIFA), University of Navarre, Pamplona 31080, Spain
Malaria Group, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
UMR 152 PharmaDev (Pharmacologie et Pharmacochimie pour le Développement), Université de Toulouse, UPS, 118, rte de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse cedex 9, France
UMR 152 PharmaDev Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Faculté des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Université de Toulouse 3, 31062 Toulouse, France
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Received: 28 June 2012 / Revised: 20 July 2012 / Accepted: 31 July 2012 / Published: 7 August 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
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Malaria and leishmaniasis are two of the World’s most important tropical parasitic diseases. Thirteen new 2-cyano-3-(4-phenylpiperazine-1-carboxamido) quinoxaline 1,4-dioxide derivatives (CPCQs) were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro antimalarial and antileishmanial activity against erythrocytic forms of Plasmodium falciparum and axenic forms of Leishmania infantum. Their toxicity against VERO cells (normal monkey kidney cells) was also assessed. None of the tested compounds was efficient against Plasmodium, but two of them showed good activity against Leishmania. Toxicity on VERO was correlated with leishmanicidal properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: quinoxaline; piperazine; Plasmodium; Leishmania; VERO quinoxaline; piperazine; Plasmodium; Leishmania; VERO

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Barea, C.; Pabón, A.; Galiano, S.; Pérez-Silanes, S.; Gonzalez, G.; Deyssard, C.; Monge, A.; Deharo, E.; Aldana, I. Antiplasmodial and Leishmanicidal Activities of 2-Cyano-3-(4-phenylpiperazine-1-carboxamido) Quinoxaline 1,4-Dioxide Derivatives. Molecules 2012, 17, 9451-9461.

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