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Design, synthesis and in vivo evaluation of 3-arylcoumarin derivatives of rhenium(I) tricarbonyl complexes as potent antibacterial agents against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Sovari, Sara Nasiri ; Vojnovic, Sandra ; Bogojevic, Sanja Skaro ; Crochet, Aurelien ; Pavic, Aleksandar ; Nikodinovic-Runic, Jasmina ; Zobi, Fabio

In: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2020, vol. 205, p. 112533

We have prepared a series of ten 3-arylcoumarin molecules, their respective fac- [Re(CO)3(bpy)L]+ and fac-[Re(CO)3(L⁀L)Br] complexes and tested all compounds for their antimicrobial efficacy. Whereas the 3-arylcoumarin ligands are virtually inactive against the human-associated pathogens with minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) > 150 μM, when coordinated to the fac-[Re(CO)3]+ core,...

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Different coordination abilities of 1,7- and 4,7-phenanthroline in the reactions with copper(II) salts: Structural characterization and biological evaluation of the reaction products

Stevanović, Nevena Lj. ; Andrejević, Tina P. ; Crochet, Aurélien ; Ilic-Tomic, Tatjana ; Drašković, Nenad S. ; Nikodinovic-Runic, Jasmina ; Fromm, Katharina M. ; Djuran, Miloš I. ; Glišić, Biljana Đ.

In: Polyhedron, 2019, vol. 173, p. 114112

The reactions between equimolar amounts of CuX2 (X = NO3− and CF3SO3−) and two aromatic nitrogen-containing heterocycles differing in the position of nitrogen atoms, 1,7- and 4,7-phenanthroline (1,7- and 4,7-phen), were performed in ethanol/methanol at room temperature. When CuX2 salts were mixed with 4,7-phen, two copper(II) complexes, [Cu(NO3)2(4,7-Hphen)2](NO3)2 (1) and...

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Antiplasmodial activity and in vivo bio-distribution of chloroquine molecules released with a 4-(4-ethynylphenyl)-triazole moiety from organometallo-cobalamins

Rossier, Jeremie ; Sovari, Sara Nasiri ; Pavic, Aleksandar ; Vojnovic, Sandra ; Stringer, Tameryn ; Bättig, Sarah ; Smith, Gregory S. ; Nikodinovic-Runic, Jasmina ; Zobi, Fabio

In: Molecules, 2019, vol. 24, no. 12, p. 2310

We have explored the possibility of using organometallic derivatives of cobalamin as a scaffold for the delivery of the same antimalarial drug to both erythro- and hepatocytes. This hybrid molecule approach, intended as a possible tool for the development of multi-stage antimalarial agents, pivots on the preparation of azide- functionalized drugs which, after coupling to the vitamin, are...

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Silver(I) complexes with 4,7-phenanthroline efficient in rescuing the zebrafish embryos of lethal Candida albicans infection

Pavic, Aleksandar ; Savić, Nada D. ; Glišić, Biljana Đ. ; Crochet, Aurélien ; Vojnovic, Sandra ; Kurutos, Atanas ; Stanković, Dalibor M. ; Fromm, Katharina M. ; Nikodinovic-Runic, Jasmina ; Djuran, Miloš I.

In: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2019, vol. 195, p. 149–163

Five novel silver(I) complexes with 4,7-phenanthroline (4,7-phen), [Ag(NO3-O)(4,7- phen-μ-N4,N7)]n (1), [Ag(ClO4-О)(4,7-phen-μ-N4,N7)]n (2), [Ag(CF3COO-O)(4,7- phen-μ-N4,N7)]n (3), [Ag2(H2O)0.58(4,7-phen)3](SbF6)2 (4) and {[Ag2(H2O)(4,7- phen-μ-N4,N7)2](BF4)2}n (5) were synthesized, structurally elucidated and biologically evaluated. These complexes showed selectivity towards Candida spp....

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Mononuclear silver(I) complexes with 1,7-phenanthroline as potent inhibitors of Candida growth

Savić, Nada D. ; Vojnovic, Sandra ; Glišić, Biljana Đ. ; Crochet, Aurélien ; Pavic, Aleksandar ; Janjić, Goran V. ; Pekmezović, Marina ; Opsenica, Igor M. ; Fromm, Katharina M. ; Nikodinovic-Runic, Jasmina ; Djuran, Miloš I.

In: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2018, vol. 156, p. 760–773

Mononuclear silver(I) complexes with 1,7-phenanthroline (1,7-phen), [Ag(NO3-O,O′) (1,7-phen-N7)2] (1) and [Ag(1,7-phen-N7)2]X, X = ClO4− (2), CF3SO3− (3), BF4− (4) and SbF6− (5) were synthesized and structurally characterized by NMR (1H and 13C), IR and UV–Vis spectroscopy and ESI mass spectrometry. The crystal structures of 1, 3 and 4 were determined by single-crystal X-ray...