DNA binding affinity of bisguanidine and bis(2-aminoimidazoline) derivatives with in vivo antitrypanosomal activity.


A new antitrypanosomal hit compound that cures an acute (STIB 900) mouse model of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense trypanosomiasis is described. This bis(2-aminoimidazolinium) dicationic compound proved to be an excellent DNA minor groove binder, suggesting a possible mechanism for its trypanocidal activity. From these studies, the 4,4'-diaminodiphenylamine… (More)


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