Insight into the Bioreductive Mode of Action of Antitrypanosomal 5-Nitrofuryl Containing Thiosemicarbazones
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In order to get insight into the trypanocidal mechanism of action of a series of 5-nitrofuryl containing thiosemicarbazones some studies related to their bioreduction were performed. Electron spin resonance spectra of radicals generated in T. cruzi by compounds´ bioreduction were analyzed. Three different patterns of ESR signals were observed for the different assayed compounds. These results were in agreement with the changes in the T. cruzi-oxygen uptake promoted by these compounds. On the other hand, free-radical scavenger properties, measured as oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), did not seem to correlate with the trypanocidal activity.