Xanthene derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their potential as trypanothione reductase (TryR) inhibitors and chloroquine (CQ) potentiating agents. Some derivatives displayed inhibitory activity against TryR comparable to known tricyclic anti-depressants. On the other hand a number of derivatives increased CQ accumulation and potentiating effects in a resistant strain of Plasmodium falciparum with one compound also displaying strong intrinsic antimalarial activity.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Mar 2003|
- Chloroquine potentiating agents
- Trypanothione reductase inhibitors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry