A series of isothiazole dioxides was synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of protein farnesyltransferase from the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness (Trypanosoma brucei). The most potent compound in the series inhibited the parasite enzyme with an IC50 of 2 μM and blocked the growth of the bloodstream parasite in vitro with an ED50 of 10 μM. The same compound inhibited rat protein farnesyltransferase and protein geranylgeranyltransferase type I only at much higher concentration. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Isothiazole dioxides: Synthesis and inhibition of Trypanosoma brucei protein farnesyltransferase|
CLERICI, FRANCESCA (Primo)
GELMI, MARIA LUISA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0960-894X(02)00338-4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|