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Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1573-4064
ISSN (Online): 1875-6638

Synthesis and Biological Activity of Nitric Oxide-releasing Derivatives of Ferulic Acid as Potential Agents for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Diseases

Author(s): Hao-Ran Liu, Ying Liu, Yan-Lai Li, Min-You Qi and Wu-Kun Liu

Volume 9, Issue 6, 2013

Page: [875 - 880] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1573406411309060012

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In order to search for novel potential agents for the treatment of chronic kidney diseases (CKD), nitric oxide (NO)-releasing derivatives (5a-c) of ferulic acid were synthesized and characterized by MS, 1H NMR, and elementary analysis. They showed different NO-releasing rate in the absence or presence of L-cysteine in vitro. In the adenine induced CKD rats, these compounds revealed reno-protective effect via lowering blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine (Cr) in serum and malondialdehyde (MDA) in kidney, increasing NO and superoxide dismutase (SOD) level in kidney. Among them, 3-methoxy-4-(nitrooxy)ethoxy cinnamic acid (5a) was confirmed to have a higher NO-releasing rate in vitro and better effect in ameliorating adenine-induced kidney damage in rats.

Keywords: Ferulic Acid, Nitric Oxide Donor; Chronic Kidney Disease, Adenine.

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