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dc.contributor.authorGould, Eoin R.
dc.contributor.authorKing, Elizabeth F. B.
dc.contributor.authorMenzies, Stefanie K.
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Andrew L.
dc.contributor.authorTulloch, Lindsay B.
dc.contributor.authorZacharova, Marija K.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Terry K.
dc.contributor.authorFlorence, Gordon J.
dc.identifier.citationGould , E R , King , E F B , Menzies , S K , Fraser , A L , Tulloch , L B , Zacharova , M K , Smith , T K & Florence , G J 2017 , ' Simplifying nature : towards the design of broad spectrum kinetoplastid inhibitors, inspired by acetogenins ' , Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry , vol. 25 , no. 22 , pp. 6126-6136 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 247264273
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85011592200
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8987-5561/work/29949157
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7223-5106/work/42522365
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9921-4399/work/56638888
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000414184000006
dc.descriptionThis work was funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The research data supporting this publication can be accessed at
dc.description.abstractThe need for new treatments for the neglected tropical diseases African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis remains urgent with the diseases widespread in tropical regions, affecting the worlds very poorest. We have previously reported bis-tetrahydropyran 1,4-triazole analogues designed as mimics of the annonaceous acetogenin natural product chamuvarinin, which maintained trypanocidal activity. Building upon these studies, we here report related triazole compounds with pendant heterocycles, mimicking the original butenolide of the natural product. Analogues were active against T. brucei, with a nitrofuran compound displaying nanomolar trypanocidal activity- several analogues also showed strong activity against T. cruzi and L. major. Importantly, select compounds gave excellent selectivity over mammalian cells with a furan-based analogue highly selective while remaining active against all three cell lines, thus representing a potential lead for a new broad spectrum kinetoplastid inhibitor.
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dc.subjectNeglected tropical diseasesen
dc.subjectNatural productsen
dc.subjectQD Chemistryen
dc.subjectR Medicine (General)en
dc.titleSimplifying nature : towards the design of broad spectrum kinetoplastid inhibitors, inspired by acetogeninsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Chemistryen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.EaSTCHEMen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Biomedical Sciences Research Complexen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
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