Editor-in-Chief İlkay Küçükgüzel Associate Editor Aslı Türe Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Journal of Research in Pharmacy 2019 , Vol 23 , Issue 5
Immunomodulatory and immunostimulatory effects of some bisbenzoxazole derivatives on lipopolysaccharide stimulated mammalian macrophages
Furkan AYAZ1,Qadar Ahmed ISSE1,Rusmeenee KHEEREE1,Ronak Haj ERSAN2,Öztekin ALGÜL2
1Mersin University, Biotechnology Department, 33110, Mersin, Turkey
2Mersin University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 33169, Mersin, Turkey
DOI : 10.35333/jrp.2019.41 Benzoxazoles and their derivatives have exerted anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory (immunomodulatory) potential due to their anti-proliferative effect on the cells. These molecules are DNA basebioisosteres, therefore, their mechanism of action could be by mimicking the structures of the DNA bases and halting the DNA polymerization processes. Based on their anti-proliferative effect, in our study we aimed to decipher the potential anti-inflammatory activities of unique bisbenzoxazole derivatives in vitro on mammalian macrophages. Being able to manipulate the inflammatory function of macrophages would enable the regulation of the immune response against danger stimuli. This would enable us better prognosis against different types of the diseases ranging from autoimmune disorders to cancer. Our results support the stark anti-inflammatory potential of bisbenzoxazole derivatives RHE 241 and RHE 248 in vitro on the LPS activated mammalian macrophages. After further delineation of their mechanism of action in vitro and their in vivo potency, these molecules could be utilized as potent anti-inflammatory medicines. Keywords : Bisbenzoxazole; inflammation; macrophage; anti-inflammatory; anti-proliferative agents
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