Artículos de revistas
Synthesis, antileishmanial activity and cytotoxicity of 2,3-diaryl- and 2,3,8-trisubstituted imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazines
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
A series of original 2-phenyl-3-(pyridin-4-yl)imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazines and the 3-iodo precursors, bearing a polar moiety at the C-8 position, was synthesized and evaluated for their antileishmanial activities. Two derivatives exhibited very good activity against the promastigote and the amastigote forms of Leishmania major in the micromolar to submicromolar ranges, coupled with a low cytotoxicity against macrophages and 3T3 mouse fibroblast cells. Through LmCK1 inhibition assay, investigations of the putative molecular target of these promising antileishmanial compounds will be discussed.