Interest of Antioxidant Agents in Parasitic Diseases. The Case Study of Coumarins

Author(s): Roberto Figueroa-Guiñez, Maria João Matos, Saleta Vazquez-Rodriguez, Lourdes Santana, Eugenio Uriarte, Fernanda Borges, Claudio Olea-Azar, Juan Diego Maya.

Journal Name: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 15 , Issue 9 , 2015

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Tropical parasitic diseases, especially those produced by protozoan parasites, are a major public health problem in many countries, and their impact in the health burden is significant. Oxidative processes proved to be related to these diseases, being the antioxidant agents promising therapeutic solutions for them. Therefore, this review provides an overview of published manuscripts regarding both activities. In particular, the interest of the coumarin derivatives as antioxidant agents with application in parasitic diseases is discussed in this manuscript. The recent findings in this field are highlighted.

Keywords: Antioxidant, Coumarins, Oxidative stress, Parasitic diseases.

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VOLUME: 15
ISSUE: 9
Year: 2015
Page: [850 - 856]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1568026615666150220113155
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