Gisele Zapata-Sudo 1 , 2 , Isabelle Karine da Costa Nunes 2 , Josenildo Segundo Chaves Araujo 1 , 2 , Jaqueline Soares da Silva 2 , Margarete Manhães Trachez 2 , 3 , Tiago Fernandes da Silva 1 , Filipe P da Costa 2 , Roberto Takashi Sudo 1 , 2 , Eliezer J Barreiro 1 , 2 , Lídia Moreira Lima 1 , 2
09 September 2016
Neuropathy is a serious complication of diabetes that has a significant socioeconomic impact, since it frequently demands high levels of health care consumption and compromises labor productivity. Recently, LASSBio-1471 (3) was demonstrated to improve oral glucose tolerance, reduce blood glucose levels, and display an anti-neuropathy effect in a murine streptozotocin-induced diabetes model. In the present work, we describe the design, synthesis, solubility, plasma stability, and pharmacological evaluation of novel sulfonylhydrazone derivatives (referred to herein as compounds 4–9), which were designed by molecular modification based on the structure of the prototype LASSBio-1471 (3). Among the compounds tested, better plasma stability was observed with 4, 5, and 9 in comparison to compounds 6, 7, and 8. LASSBio-1773 (7), promoted not only hypoglycemic activity but also the reduction of thermal hyperalgesia and mechanical allodynia in a murine model of streptozotocin-induced diabetic neuropathic pain.