CENTRO DE QUIMICA INORGANICA "DR. PEDRO J. AYMONINO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Anti-thyroid and antifungal activities, BSA interaction and acid phosphatase inhibition of methimazole copper(II) complexes
NORA URQUIZA; MARÍA SOLEDAD ISLAS; SANTIAGO T. ARIZA; NADIR JORI; JUAN J. MARTÍNEZ MEDINA; MARTÍN J. LAVECCHIA; LEONOR L. LÓPEZ TÉVEZ; LUIS LEZAMA; TEÓFILO ROJO; PATRICIA A.M. WILLIAMS; EVELINA G. FERRER
ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2015 p. 64 - 64
It has been reported that various metal coordination compounds have improved some biological properties. A high activity of acid phosphatase (AcP) is associated to several diseases (osteoporosis, Alzheimer?s, prostate cancer, among others) and makes it a target for the development of new potential inhibitors. Anti-thyroid agents have disadvantageous side effects and the scarcity of medicines in this area motivated many researchers to synthesize new ones. Several copper(II) complexes have shown antifungal activities. In this work we presented for a first time the inhibition of AcP and the anti-thyroid activity produced by methimazole-Cu(II) complexes. Cu-Met ([Cu(MeimzH)2(H2O)2](NO3)2.H2O) produces a weak inhibition action while Cu-Met-phen ([Cu(MeimzH)2(phen)(H2O)2]Cl2) shows a strong inhibition effect (IC50 = 300 mM) being more effective than the reported behavior of vanadium complexes. Cu-Met-phen also presented a fairly good anti-thyroid activity with a formation constant value, Kc =1.02 x 1010 M-1 being 106 times more active than methimazole (Kc = 4.16 x 104 M-1) in opposition to Cu-Met which presented activity (Kc = 9.54 x 103 M-1) but in a lesser extent than that of the free ligand. None of the complexes show antifungal activity except Cu-phen (MIC = 11.71 μg/mL on C. albicans) which was tested for comparison. Besides, albumin interaction experiments denoted high affinity toward the complexes and the calculated binding constants indicate reversible binding to the protein.