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[:pb]The terpenic diamine GIB24 inhibits the growth of Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes and intracellular amastigotes, with proteomic analysis of drug-resistant epimastigotes[:]

[:pb]Authors: Azeredo, C. M. ; Saraiva, M. F. ; De Oliveira, M. R. ; Barbosa, G. ; De Almeida, M. V. ; De Souza, M. V. N. ; Soares, M. J.
Source: Chemico-Biological Interactions, v. 330, p. 109165, 2020
Publisher: ScienceDirect


Abstract

The effect of N-geranyl-ethane-1,2-diamine dihydochloride (GIB24), a synthetic diamine, was assayed against different developmental forms of the parasitic protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi (strain Dm28c). The compound was effective against culture epimastigote forms (IC50/24h = 5.64 μM; SI = 16.4) and intracellular amastigotes (IC50/24h = 12.89 μM; SI = 7.18), as detected by the MTT methodology and by cell counting, respectively. Incubation of epimastigotes for 6h with 6 μM GIB24 (IC50/24h value) resulted in significant dissipation of the mitochondrial membrane potential, prior to permeabilization of the plasma membrane. Rounded epimastigotes with cell size reduction were observed by scanning electron microscopy. These morpho-physiological changes induced by GIB24 suggest an incidental death process. Treatment of infected Vero cells did not prevent the intracellular amastigotes from completing the intracellular cycle. However, there was a decrease in the number of released parasites, increasing the ratio amastigotes/trypomastigotes. Proteomic analysis of 15 μM GIB24 resistant epimastigotes indicated that the compound acts mainly on mitochondrial components involved in the Krebs cycle and in maintaining the oxidative homeostasis of the parasites. Our data suggest that GIB24 is active against the main morphological forms of T. cruzi.


Keywords: diamine, terpenoid, geraniol, trypanosoma cruzi

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: 10.1016/j.cbi.2020.109165

Publication date: 1 de outubro de 2020[:]

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