Thiazole, thio and semicarbazone derivatives against tropical infective diseases: Chagas disease, human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), leishmaniasis, and malaria.

Affiliation

São Paulo State University (UNESP), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Araraquara, SP, Brazil. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Thiazole, thiosemicarbazone and semicarbazone moieties are privileged scaffolds (acting as primary pharmacophores) in many compounds that are useful to treat several diseases, mainly tropical infectious diseases. In this review article, we critically analyzed the contribution of these scaffolds to medicinal chemistry in the last five years, focusing on tropical infectious diseases, such as Chagas disease, human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), leishmaniasis, and malaria. We also present perspectives for their use in drug design in order to contribute to the development of new drugs.

Keywords

Chagas disease,Drug development,New drugs,Semicarbazone,T. cruzi,Thiazole,Thiosemicarbazone,