Mar 18, 2020

The insertion of functional groups in organic selenium compounds promote changes in mitochondrial parameters and raise the antibacterial activity

Bioorganic Chemistry
Sílvio Terra StefanelloFélix Alexandre Antunes Soares

Abstract

Organic selenium compounds are widely associated with numerous pharmacological properties. However, selenium compounds, such as Ebselen (Ebs) and Diphenyl Diselenide (DPDS), could interact with mitochondrial respiratory complexes, especially with thiol groups. The present study evaluated whether the insertion of functional groups, o-methoxy, and p-methyl on organic selenium compounds promotes changes in mitochondrial functioning parameters and whether this is related to antibacterial activity. Here we tested some in vitro parameters after the exposure of mitochondria to different concentrations of β-selenoamines 1-phenyl-3-(p-tolylselanyl)propan-2-amine (C1) and 1-(2-methoxyphenylselanyl)-3-phenylpropan-2-amine (C2) and analogs of DPDS 1,2-bis(2-methoxyphenyl)diselenide (C3) and 1,2-bisp-tolyldiselenide (C4). We also evaluated the antibacterial activity of β-selenoamines and diselenides against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Our results showed that o-methoxy insertion increased the antioxidant properties, without affecting the mitochondrial membrane potential. The compounds with a p-methyl insertion affected the mitochondrial membrane potential and significantly decreased the State III respira...Continue Reading

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