CENTRO DE QUIMICA INORGANICA "DR. PEDRO J. AYMONINO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
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Anti-Hyperthyroid Activity of the Bioactive [Cu(Met)2(Phen)(H2O)2]Cl2 Complex and Studies of the Mechanisms of Interaction with Bovine Serum Albumin by Spectroscopic Techniques
NORA M. URQUIZA; ISLAS MARÍA SOLEDAD; LAVECCHIA, M.; WILLIAMS PATRICIA A.M.; E.G. FERRER
Simposio; IV Latin American Meeting on Biologal Inorganic Chemistry- V WOQUIBIO (Workshop de Química Bioinorgánica); 2014
Our investigation group has previously performed studies focused on the characterization and analysis of potential biological and/or pharmacological applications of methimazole-Cu(II) complexes. Recently we demonstrated that these complexes exhibited good antioxidant activity, some of them showed antibacterial and antifungal activity and all of them were able to be carried by bovine serum albumin (BSA, bioavailability).1-3 Methimazole is a well known antithyroid drug used to treat hyperthyroidism. In this work we present studies concerning to the determination of the in vitro anti-hyperthyroid activity for methimazole and the new ternary complex [Cu(Met)2(phen)(H2O)2]Cl2] (Met=methimazol, phen= phenanthroline) based on the charge transfer complex formation.