Synthesis and Evaluation of In Vivo Anticonvulsant Activity of 2,5- Disubstituted-1,3,4-Oxadiazole Derivatives

Author(s): Kikkeri P. Harish, Kikkeri N. Mohana, Lingappa Mallesha, B. Veeresh, B. Madhava Reddy, Nagula Naresh Kumar

Journal Name: Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 10 , Issue 8 , 2013

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A series of new 2,5-disubstituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives 8(a-o) was synthesized by the reaction of 1-(5- phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)piperazine with various sulfonyl chlorides. The synthesized compounds were characterized by elemental analyses, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and mass spectral studies. The newly synthesized compounds were screened for their anticonvulsant activity against maximal electroshock (MES) seizure method and compared with the standard drug phenytoin. The neurotoxic effects were determined by rotorod test. Compounds 8d, 8e and 8f were found to be most potent of this series. The same compounds showed no neurotoxicity at the maximum dose administered (100 mg/kg). The efforts were also made to establish the structure activity relationships among synthesized compounds.

Keywords: Synthesis, 1, 3, 4-oxadiazole, Anticonvulsant activity, Neurotoxicity, Rotorod.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 31 July, 2013
Page: [783 - 791]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/15701808113109990020
Price: $65

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