Oligoamides of 2-amino-5-alkylthiazole 4-carboxylic acids: anti-trypanosomal compounds

Stuart Lang, Abedawn I Khalaf, David Breen, Judith Huggan, Carol Clements, Simon MacKay, Colin Suckling

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A range of minor groove binders (MGBs) and the intermediates formed in their synthesis was screened against infectious agents including bacteria and parasites. Activity was found against Trypanosoma brucei. Of particular interest is a molecule which does not contain a typical basic flexible tail group found in MGBs, but instead has an unprotected carboxylic acid group at that position (compound 4), which has activity of 63 nM against T. brucei.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1170-1179
Number of pages10
JournalMedicinal Chemistry Research
Issue number3
Early online date28 Aug 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • DNA
  • minor groove binder
  • amide
  • thiazole
  • anti-parasitic activity


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