Investigating the Biological Activity of Imidazolium Aurate Salts

Eleni Sioriki, Sylvain Gaillard, Fady Nahra, Rehan Imad, Khair Ullah, Sheeba Wajid, Danish Sharif, Sharmeen Fayyaz, Fiza Arshad, M. Iqbal Choudhary, Steven P. Nolan

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We report herein the biological activities of several imidazolium aurate(I) salts. The cytotoxicity on three cell-lines (i. e. Hela, H460 and 3T3), enzyme inhibition on a panel of five enzymes (i. e. prolyl endopeptidase, butyrylcholinesterase, tyrosinase, dipeptidyl peptidase and carbonic anhydrase), iron chelation and in vitro Leishmanicidal assay for promastigotes are described. A comparison with other data found in the literature using similar standards to our control experiment is also discussed. Finally, all these data lead us to establish some structure-activity correlations and to determine the potential importance of the gold moiety in these salts.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11061-11065
Number of pages5
Issue number37
StatePublished - Oct 2 2019
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported in part by the international center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi. We thank King Saud University (Distinguished Scientist Fellowship Program) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Award No.OSR-2015-CCF-1974-03) for support.


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