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Aponte J.C.,University of Louisville | Vaisberg A.J.,Laboratorios Of Investigacion Y Desarrollo | Castillo D.,Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University | Gonzalez G.,Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University | And 16 more authors.
Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry | Year: 2010

The synthesis of 2-(5,6,7,8-tetrahydro[1]benzothieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)hydrazone-derivatives (BTPs) and their in vitro evaluation against Trypanosoma cruzi trypomastigotes, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Leishmania amazonensis axenic amastigotes, and six human cancer cell lines is described. The in vivo activity of the most active and least toxic compounds against T. cruzi and L. amazonensis was also studied. BTPs constitute a new family of drug leads with potential activity against infectious diseases. Due to their drug-like properties, this series of compounds can potentially serve as templates for future drug-optimization and drug-development efforts for use as therapeutic agents in developing countries. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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