In Vitro, In Vivo, and Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion Evaluation of SF 5-Containing N,N’-Diarylureas as Antischistosomal Agents

Probst, A.; Pujol, E.; Häberli, C.; Keiser, J.; Vázquez, S. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 202165, e0061521.

In recent years, N,N’-diarylureas have emerged as a promising chemotype for the treatment of schistosomiasis, a parasite-caused disease that poses a considerable health burden to millions of people worldwide. Here, we report a novel series of N,N’-diarylureas featuring the scarcely explored pentafluorosulfanyl group (SF5). Low 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) values for Schistosoma mansoni newly transformed schistosomula (0.6 to 7.7 μM) and adult worms (0.1 to 1.6 μM) were observed. Four selected compounds that were highly active in the presence of albumin (>70% at 10 μM), endowed with decent cytotoxicity profiles (selectivity index [SI] against L6 cells >8.5), and good microsomal hepatic stability (>62.5% of drug remaining after 60 min) were tested in S. mansoni-infected mice. Despite the promising in vitro worm-killing potency, none of them showed significant activity in vivo. Pharmacokinetic data showed a slow absorption, with maximal drug concentrations reached after 24 h of exposure. Finally, no direct correlation between drug exposure and in vivo activity was found. Thus, further investigations are needed to better understand the underlying mechanisms of SF5-containing N,N’-diarylureas.

Unveiling the multitarget anti-Alzheimer drug discovery landscape: A bibliometric analysis

Sampietro, A.; Pérez-Areales, F. J.; Martínez, P.; Arce, E. M.; Galdeano, C.; Muñoz-Torrero, D. Pharmaceuticals 2022, 15, 545

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Discovery and in vivo proof of concept of a highly potent dual inhibitor of soluble epoxide hydrolase and acetylcholinesterase for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Codony, S.; Pont, C.; Griñán-Ferré, C.; Di Pede-Mattatelli, A.; Calvó-Tusell, C.; Feixas, F.; Osuna, S.; Jarné-Ferrer, J.; Naldi, M.; Bartolini,…

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Disease-modifying treatment with I 2 imidazoline receptor ligand LSL60101 in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model: a comparative study with donepezil

Vasilopoulou F, Rodríguez-Arévalo S, Bagán A, Escolano C, Griñán-Ferré C, Pallàs M. Disease-modifying treatment with I2 imidazoline receptor ligand LSL60101 in…

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Inhibition of Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Ameliorates Phenotype and Cognitive Abilities in a Murine Model of Niemann Pick Type C Disease

Griñán-Ferré C, Companys-Alemany J, Jarné-Ferrer J, Codony S, González-Castillo C, Ortuño-Sahagún D, Vilageliu L, Grinberg D, Vázquez S, Pallàs M.…

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A Novel NMDA Receptor Antagonist Protects against Cognitive Decline Presented by Senescent Mice.

Companys-Alemany J, Turcu AL, Bellver-Sanchis A, Loza MI, Brea JM, Canudas AM, Leiva R, Vázquez S, Pallàs M, Griñán-Ferré C.Pharmaceutics. 2020. 12(3). pii: E284. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics12030284.

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