Antiplasmodial and antitrypanosomal activity of pyrethrins and pyrethroids

Hata, Y. and Zimmermann, S. and Quitschau, M. and Kaiser, M. and Brun, R. and Hamburger, M. and Adams, M.. (2011) Antiplasmodial and antitrypanosomal activity of pyrethrins and pyrethroids. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, Vol. 59, H. 17. pp. 9172-9176.

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In a screen of 1800 plant and fungal extracts for antiplasmodial, antitrypanosomal, and leishmanicidal activity, the n-hexane extract of Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium (Trevir.) Vis. flowers showed strong activity against Plasmodium falciparum. We isolated the five pyrethrins [i.e., pyrethrin II (1), jasmolin II (2), cinerin II (3), pyrethrin I (4), and jasmolin I (5)] from this extract. These were tested together with 15 synthetic pyrethroids for their activity against P. falciparum and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and for cytotoxicity in rat myoblast L6 cells. The natural pyrethrins showed antiplasmodial activity with IC(50)s between 4 and 12 ?M, and antitrypanosomal activity with IC(50)s from 7 to 31 ?M. The pyrethroids exhibited weaker antiplasmodial and antitrypanosomal activity than the pyrethrins. Both pyrethrins and pyrethroids showed moderate cytotoxicity against L6 cells. Pyrethrin II (1) was the most selective antiplasmodial compound, with a selectivity index of 24.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Pharmazie > Pharmazeutische Biologie (Hamburger)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology (MPI) > Parasite Chemotherapy (Mäser)
UniBasel Contributors:Kaiser, Marcel and Hamburger, Matthias and Adams, Michael and Zimmermann, Stefanie and Raith, Melanie and Hata Uribe, Yoshie
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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