Developing New Strategies for the Treatment of Tuberculosis Employing Ruthnium(II)Quaterpyridyl Compexes

Authors

  • Megh Raj Pokhrel Central Department of Chemistry
  • Pubudu Gamage Department of Chemistry
  • Mausam Kalita Department of Chemistry
  • Aibin Shi Department of Chemistry
  • Stefan H. Bossmann Department of Chemistry

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jncs.v23i0.2091

Keywords:

Ru(II)complexe, Porin MspA, Mycobacterial infection, Tuberculosis

Abstract

A series of ruthenium(II)quaterpyridyl complexes has been synthesized as prototypes for mycobacterial channel blockers. These Ru(II)complexes show distinct changes in their luminescence spectra when bound to the porin MspA from M. smegmatis, which is a non-pathogenic relative of M. tuberculosis. By using HPLC, we have determined binding constants of the Ru(II)-complexes to MspA in phosphate buffer (0.05M, pH = 6.8) ranging from 5.2 x 109 M-1 (Ru-C2) to 1.8 x 109 M-1 (Ru-C4). Our findings indicate that channel blocking is a promising treatment strategy for mycobacterial infections. It appears to be also a viable approach towards luminescent nanostructures, because MspA features extraordinary stability.

Keywords: Ru(II)complexe, porin MspA, mycobacterial infection, tuberculosis

DOI: 10.3126/jncs.v23i0.2091

Journal of  Nepal Chemical Society, Vol. 23, 2008/2009 Page:2-10

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Author Biographies

Megh Raj Pokhrel, Central Department of Chemistry

Professor, Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pubudu Gamage, Department of Chemistry

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701, USA

Mausam Kalita, Department of Chemistry

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701, USA

Aibin Shi, Department of Chemistry

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701, USA

Stefan H. Bossmann, Department of Chemistry

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701, USA

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Published

2009-07-31

How to Cite

Pokhrel, M. R., Gamage, P., Kalita, M., Shi, A., & Bossmann, S. H. (2009). Developing New Strategies for the Treatment of Tuberculosis Employing Ruthnium(II)Quaterpyridyl Compexes. Journal of Nepal Chemical Society, 23, 2–10. https://doi.org/10.3126/jncs.v23i0.2091

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