Publications by authors named "Marília I F Barbosa"

8 Publications

  • Page 1 of 1

Study of the cytotoxic and genotoxic potential of the carbonyl ruthenium(II) compound, ct-[RuCl(CO)(dppb)(bipy)]PF [dppb = 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)butane and bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine], by in vitro and in vivo assays.

J Appl Toxicol 2019 04 20;39(4):630-638. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Laboratório de Mutagênese, Universidade de Franca, Pq. Universitario, CEP, 14404-600, Franca, SP, Brazil.

Considering the promising previous results of ct-[RuCl(CO)(dppb)(bipy)]PF (where dppb = 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)butane and bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine) as an antitumor agent, novel biological assays evaluating its toxicogenic potential were performed. The genotoxicity of the compound was evaluated by the in vitro micronucleus test (V79, Chinese hamster lung fibroblasts; HepG2, hepatocellular carcinoma cells), in vivo bone marrow micronucleus test and comet assay in hepatocytes (Swiss mice). The animals were treated with 0.63, 1.25, 2.5 and 5.0 mg/kg body weight (bw) of the compound. Negative (water) and positive (cisplatin, 1.5 mg/kg bw; methyl methanesulfonate, 40 mg/kg bw) controls were included. The parameters considered in the comet assay were the percentage of tail DNA, tail moment and tail length. The results of the in vitro micronucleus tests showed the absence of genotoxicity in V79 cells, while the compound was genotoxic in HepG2 cells at a concentration of 1.25 μm. In the in vivo micronucleus test, the compound was not genotoxic at the different doses evaluated. In the comet assay, only the dose of 5.0 mg/kg bw resulted in a significant increase in the frequency of DNA damage in hepatocytes when compared to the negative control. The genotoxic effect observed in HepG2 cells and in the liver comet assay indicates that the compound was metabolized by hepatic cells.
View Article and Find Full Text PDF

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jat.3753DOI Listing
April 2019

A novel platinum complex containing a piplartine derivative exhibits enhanced cytotoxicity, causes oxidative stress and triggers apoptotic cell death by ERK/p38 pathway in human acute promyelocytic leukemia HL-60 cells.

Redox Biol 2019 01 12;20:182-194. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Gonçalo Moniz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (IGM-FIOCRUZ/BA), Rua Waldemar Falcão, 121, Candeal, 40296-710 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Electronic address:

Piplartine (piperlongumine) is a plant-derived compound found in some Piper species that became a novel potential antineoplastic agent. In the present study, we synthesized a novel platinum complex containing a piplartine derivative cis-[PtCl(PIP-OH)(PPh)]PF (where, PIP-OH = piplartine demethylated derivative; and PPh = triphenylphosphine) with enhanced cytotoxicity in different cancer cells, and investigated its apoptotic action in human promyelocytic leukemia HL-60 cells. The structure of PIP-OH ligand was characterized by X-ray crystallographic analysis and the resulting platinum complex was characterized by infrared, molar conductance measurements, elemental analysis and NMR experiments. We found that the complex is more potent than piplartine in a panel of cancer cell lines. Apoptotic cell morphology, increased internucleosomal DNA fragmentation, without cell membrane permeability, loss of the mitochondrial transmembrane potential, increased phosphatidylserine externalization and caspase-3 activation were observed in complex-treated HL-60 cells. Treatment with the complex also caused a marked increase in the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and the pretreatment with N-acetyl-L-cysteine, an antioxidant, reduced the complex-induced apoptosis, indicating activation of ROS-mediated apoptosis pathway. Important, pretreatment with a p38 MAPK inhibitor (PD 169316) and MEK inhibitor (U-0126), known to inhibit ERK1/2 activation, also prevented the complex-induced apoptosis. The complex did not induce DNA intercalation in cell-free DNA assays. In conclusion, the complex exhibits more potent cytotoxicity than piplartine in a panel of different cancer cells and triggers ROS/ERK/p38-mediated apoptosis in HL-60 cells.
View Article and Find Full Text PDF

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.redox.2018.10.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198128PMC
January 2019

[Ru(pipe)(dppb)(bipy)]PF: A novel ruthenium complex that effectively inhibits ERK activation and cyclin D1 expression in A549 cells.

Toxicol In Vitro 2017 Oct 1;44:382-391. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Federal University of Alfenas, zip code 37130-001, Alfenas, MG, Brazil. Electronic address:

Lung cancer is the most frequent type of cancer worldwide. In Brazil, only 14% of the patients diagnosed with lung cancer survived 5years in the last decades. Although improvements in the therapeutic approach, it is relevant to identify new chemotherapeutic agents. In this framework, ruthenium metal compounds emerge as a promising alternative to platinum-based compounds once they displayed lower cytotoxicity and more selectivity for tumor cells. The present study aimed to evaluate the antitumor potential of innovative ruthenium(II) complex, [Ru(pipe)(dppb)(bipy)]PF (PIPE) on A549 cells, which is derived from non-small cell lung cancer. Results demonstrated that PIPE effectively reduced the viability and proliferation rate of A549 cells. When PIPE was used at 9μM there was increase in G0/G1 cell population with concomitant reduction in frequency of cells in S-phase, indicating cell cycle arrest in G1/S transition. Antiproliferative activity of PIPE was associated to its ability of reducing cyclin D1 expression and ERK phosphorylation levels. Cytotoxic activity of PIPE on A549 cells was observed when PIPE was used at 18μM, which was associated to its ability of inducing apoptosis by intrinsic pathway. Taken together, the data demonstrated that PIPE is a promising antitumor agent and further in vivo studies should be performed.
View Article and Find Full Text PDF

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tiv.2017.07.019DOI Listing
October 2017

In vitro and in vivo antitumor activity of a novel carbonyl ruthenium compound, the ct-[RuCl(CO)(dppb)(bipy)]PF-6[dppb=1,4-bis(diphenylphosphine)butane and bipy=2,2'-bipyridine].

J Inorg Biochem 2016 11 25;164:42-48. Epub 2016 Aug 25.

Laboratório de Mutagênese, Universidade de Franca, Pq. Universitario, CEP14404-600 Franca, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

This study performed in vitro and in vivo biological assays of the ruthenium (II) compound ct-[RuCl(CO)(dppb)(bipy)]PF (where, dppb=1,4-bis(diphenylphosphine)butane and bipy=2,2'-bipyridine). The cytotoxic activity of this compound was evaluated against different tumor cell lines (HeLa, human cervical adenocarcinoma; MCF7, human breast adenocarcinoma; MO59J, human glioblastoma; HepG2, hepatocellular carcinoma and B16F10, murine melanoma) and healthy cell line (V79, Chinese hamster lung fibroblasts), by XTT (sodium 2,3'-bis(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-5-[(phenylamino)-carbonyl]-3,4-tetrazolium-bis(4-methoxy-6-nitro)benzene-sulfonic acid hydrate) method. A syngeneic murine melanoma tumor model (B16F10) was used to evaluate its antitumor activity. Additionally, experiments were performed to assess the interactions with ctDNA (calf thymus DNA) and BSA (bovine serum albumin). The results showed that ct-[RuCl(CO)(dppb)(bipy)]PF was cytotoxic against all tumor cell lines tested. Furthermore, the compound was more effective against tumor cells compared to the normal cell line, indicating selectivity, especially in B16F10 cells. Significant tumor growth reduction was observed in animals treated with the compound compared to the untreated control. Histopathological analysis of tumor tissue revealed a significant reduction of mitosis in animals treated with the compound compared to the untreated control. In the ctDNA and BSA interaction experiments, the compound in study showed weak interactions with ctDNA and hydrophobic interactions with BSA. The ruthenium compound investigated showed promising results in in vitro and in vivo biological assays.
View Article and Find Full Text PDF

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2016.08.010DOI Listing
November 2016

Nitro/nitrosyl-ruthenium complexes are potent and selective anti-Trypanosoma cruzi agents causing autophagy and necrotic parasite death.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2014 Oct 4;58(10):6044-55. Epub 2014 Aug 4.

FIOCRUZ, Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil Centro de Biotecnologia e Terapia Celular, Hospital São Rafael, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

cis-[RuCl(NO2)(dppb)(5,5'-mebipy)] (complex 1), cis-[Ru(NO2)2(dppb)(5,5'-mebipy)] (complex 2), ct-[RuCl(NO)(dppb)(5,5'-mebipy)](PF6)2 (complex 3), and cc-[RuCl(NO)(dppb)(5,5'-mebipy)](PF6)2 (complex 4), where 5,5'-mebipy is 5,5'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine and dppb is 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)butane, were synthesized and characterized. The structure of complex 2 was determined by X-ray crystallography. These complexes exhibited a higher anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity than benznidazole, the current antiparasitic drug. Complex 3 was the most potent, displaying a 50% effective concentration (EC50) of 2.1 ± 0.6 μM against trypomastigotes and a 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) of 1.3 ± 0.2 μM against amastigotes, while it displayed a 50% cytotoxic concentration (CC50) of 51.4 ± 0.2 μM in macrophages. It was observed that the nitrosyl complex 3, but not its analog lacking the nitrosyl group, releases nitric oxide into parasite cells. This release has a diminished effect on the trypanosomal protease cruzain but induces substantial parasite autophagy, which is followed by a series of irreversible morphological impairments to the parasites and finally results in cell death by necrosis. In infected mice, orally administered complex 3 (five times at a dose of 75 μmol/kg of body weight) reduced blood parasitemia and increased the survival rate of the mice. Combination index analysis of complex 3 indicated that its in vitro activity against trypomastigotes is synergic with benznidazole. In addition, drug combination enhanced efficacy in infected mice, suggesting that ruthenium-nitrosyl complexes are potential constituents for drug combinations.
View Article and Find Full Text PDF

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02765-14DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4187982PMC
October 2014

Antiparasitic activities of novel ruthenium/lapachol complexes.

J Inorg Biochem 2014 Jul 27;136:33-9. Epub 2014 Mar 27.

Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, CP 676, CEP 13565-905, São Carlos (SP), Brazil. Electronic address:

The present study describes the synthesis, characterization, antileishmanial and antiplasmodial activities of novel diimine/(2,2'-bipyridine (bipy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 4,4'-methylbipyridine (Me-bipy) and 4,4'-methoxybipyridine (MeO-bipy)/phosphine/ruthenium(II) complexes containing lapachol (Lap, 2-hydroxy-3-(3-33 methyl-2-buthenyl)-1,4-naphthoquinone) as bidentate ligand. The [Ru(Lap)(PPh3)2(bipy)]PF6 (1), [Ru(Lap)(PPh3)2(Me-bipy)]PF6 (2), [Ru(Lap)(PPh3)2(MeO-bipy)]PF6(3) and[Ru(Lap)(PPh3)2(phen)]PF6 (4) complexes, PPh3=triphenylphospine, were synthesized from the reactions of cis-[RuCl2(PPh3)2(X-bipy)] or cis-[RuCl2(PPh3)2(phen)], with lapachol. The [RuCl2(Lap)(dppb)] (5) [dppb=1,4-bis(diphenylphosphine)butane] was synthesized from the mer-[RuCl3(dppb)(H2O)] complex. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductivity, infrared and UV-vis spectroscopy, (31)P{(1)H} and (1)H NMR, and cyclic voltammetry. The Ru(III) complex, [RuCl2(Lap)(dppb)], was also characterized by the EPR technique. The structure of the complexes [Ru(Lap)(PPh3)2(bipy)]PF6 and [RuCl2(Lap)(dppb)] was elucidated by X-ray diffraction. The evaluation of the antiparasitic activities of the complexes against Leishmania amazonensis and Plasmodium falciparum demonstrated that lapachol-ruthenium complexes are more potent than the free lapachol. The [RuCl2(Lap)(dppb)] complex is the most potent and selective antiparasitic compound among the five new ruthenium complexes studied in this work, exhibiting an activity comparable to the reference drugs.
View Article and Find Full Text PDF

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2014.03.009DOI Listing
July 2014

In vitro and in vivo activities of ruthenium(II) phosphine/diimine/picolinate complexes (SCAR) against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

PLoS One 2013 28;8(5):e64242. Epub 2013 May 28.

Department of Biological Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Univ Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil.

Rifampicin, discovered more than 50 years ago, represents the last novel class of antibiotics introduced for the first-line treatment of tuberculosis. Drugs in this class form part of a 6-month regimen that is ineffective against MDR and XDR TB, and incompatible with many antiretroviral drugs. Investments in R&D strategies have increased substantially in the last decades. However, the number of new drugs approved by drug regulatory agencies worldwide does not increase correspondingly. Ruthenium complexes (SCAR) have been tested in our laboratory and showed promising activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These complexes showed up to 150 times higher activity against MTB than its organic molecule without the metal (free ligand), with low cytotoxicity and high selectivity. In this study, promising results inspired us to seek a better understanding of the biological activity of these complexes. The in vitro biological results obtained with the SCAR compounds were extremely promising, comparable to or better than those for first-line drugs and drugs in development. Moreover, SCAR 1 and 4, which presented low acute toxicity, were assessed by Ames test, and results demonstrated absence of mutagenicity.
View Article and Find Full Text PDF

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0064242PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665843PMC
January 2014

Ruthenium(II) phosphine/diimine/picolinate complexes: inorganic compounds as agents against tuberculosis.

Eur J Med Chem 2011 Oct 23;46(10):5099-107. Epub 2011 Aug 23.

Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas, Universidade Estadual Paulista, CEP 14801-902, Araraquara, SP, Brazil.

This paper describes the synthesis and characterization of four new ruthenium complexes containing 1,4 bis(diphenylphosphino)butane (dppb), 2-pyridinecarboxylic acid anion (pic) and the diimines [(2,2'-bipyridine (bipy), 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine (Me-bipy), 4,4'-dichloro-2,2'-bipyridine (Cl-bipy) and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) as ligands, with formulae [Ru(pic)(dppb)(bipy)]PF(6) (SCAR01), [Ru(pic)(dppb)(Me-bipy)]PF(6) (SCAR02), [Ru(pic)(dppb)(Cl-bipy)]PF(6) (SCAR03) and [Ru(pic)(dppb)(phen)]PF(6) (SCAR04). Additionally, the in vitro anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) activity, cytotoxicity and activity against in vitro infection of these complexes and two more complexes, cis-[Ru(pic)(dppe)(2)]PF(6) (SCAR05) and cis-[RuCl(2)(dppb)(bipy)] (SCAR06), and their free ligands are described and discussed. All compounds showed excellent MIC against MTB, low cytotoxicity and a selectivity index higher than 10. Also, all compounds showed significant intracellular inhibition and the compound SCAR05 showed a better activity than rifampin and SQ109. This is the first report of activity against in vitro infection of ruthenium compounds.
View Article and Find Full Text PDF

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2011.08.023DOI Listing
October 2011
-->