A series of 15 chalcones were evaluated for their activity against Giardia lamblia
What is it about?
A series of 15 chalcones-bearing substituents at positions 2, 4, and 5 of rings A and B were synthesized using microwave-assisted Claissen–Smichdt condensation and evaluated for their activity against Giardia lamblia and Green monkey kidney cells. A preliminary SAR study suggested that electrophylicity has not relationship with antigiardiasic activity, and the docking study reveals that synthesized chalcones bind at zone 3 of colchicine site.
Why is it important?
The synthesized chalcones bind at zone 3 of colchicine site, therefore presumably the action mechanism of the synthesized chalcones does not follow the Michael acceptor mechanism.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Gonzalo J. Mena-Rejón