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New amide derivatives of quinoxaline 1,4-di-N-oxide with leishmanicidal and antiplasmodial activities
Título de la revista: MOLECULES
ISSN: 1420-3049
Volumen: 18
Número: 4
Páginas: 4718 - 4727
Fecha de publicación: 2013
Malaria and leishmaniasis are two of the World's most important tropical parasitic diseases. Continuing with our efforts to identify new compounds active against malaria and leishmaniasis, twelve new 1,4-di-N-oxide quinoxaline derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro antimalarial and antileishmanial activity against Plasmodium falciparum FCR-3 strain, Leishmania infantum and Leishmania amazonensis. Their toxicity against VERO cells (normal monkey kidney cells) was also assessed. The results obtained indicate that a cyclopentyl derivative had the best antiplasmodial activity (2.9 mu M), while a cyclohexyl derivative (2.5 mu M) showed the best activity against L. amazonensis, and a 3-chloropropyl derivative (0.7 mu M) showed the best results against L. infantum. All these compounds also have a Cl substituent in the R-7 position.