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Metronidazole (Mz)-resistant Giardia and Trichomonas were inhibited by 1 of 30 new 5-nitroimidazole drugs. Another five drugs were effective against some but not all of the Mz-resistant parasites. This study provides the incentive for the continued design of 5-nitroimidazole drugs to bypass cross-resistance among established 5-nitromidazole antiparasitic(More)
We report herein the synthesis of substituted 2-[4-(1,2-dimethyl-5-nitro-1H-imidazol-4-yl)phenyl]-1-arylethanols, ethyl 3-[4-(1,2-dimethyl-5-nitro-1H-imidazol-4-yl)-phenyl]-2-hydroxypropanoate and 2-[4-(1,2-dimethyl-5-nitro-1H-imidazol-4-yl)benzyl]-2-hydroxy-acenaphthylen-1(2H)-one from the reactions of(More)
Metronidazole (MTR) is frequently used for the treatment of Blastocystis infections, but with variable effectiveness, and often with treatment failures as a possible result of drug resistance. We have developed two Blastocystis MTR-resistant (MTRR) subtype 4 WR1 lines (WR1-M4 and WR1-M5), with variable susceptibility to a panel of anti-protozoal agents(More)
We present herein an extension of the TDAE strategy using original heterocyclic carbaldehyde as electrophiles. We also evaluate the influence of the presence of nitro group on the reactivity. The TDAE-initiated reactions of various halomethyl and gem-dihalomethyl derivatives with non-nitrated carbaldehyde 1 or 2 formed the expected products accompagnied by(More)
We report here a novel and easy-to-handle reductive dehalogenation of 9-bromofluorene in the presence of arylaldehydes and dicarbonyl derivatives to give the corresponding fluorenyl alcohol derivatives and Darzens epoxides as by-products in tetrakis(dimethylamino)ethylene (TDAE) reaction conditions. The reaction is believed to proceed via two successive(More)
Thiosulfonate derivatives based on quinones were synthesized for studying "structure-activity relationship" compounds with an acylated and a free amino-group. Anti-platelet activity of the synthesized compounds was determined and the influence of substituents on the activity of the derivatives was assessed.
A convenient microwave irradiation protocol was utilized for the synthesis of b-ketosulfones 1-5 in good yields. These sulfones reacted with alkenes through a radical oxidative cyclization mediated by Mn(OAc)3. Dihydrofurans 6-10 were obtained in moderate to good yields starting from 1,1-disubstituted alkenes. Dihydrofurans 11-15 were synthesized in(More)