American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology

ANTICONVULSANT AND NEUROTOXICITY EVALUATION OF SOME NEWLY SYNTHESIZED THIAZOLYL COUMARIN DERIVATIVES

M. Faiz Arshad, Nadeem Siddiqui, Ahmed Elkerdasy, Abdulmohsen H. Al Rohaimi and Suroor A. Khan

DOI : 10.3844/ajptsp.2014.132.138

American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Volume 9, Issue 2

Pages 132-138

Abstract

The present series of compounds were synthesized with the aim to develop newer anticonvulsant agents that are comparatively more efficacious and safer than the currently used anticonvulsant agents. Various thiazolyl coumarins were synthesized by the reaction of 3-(bromoacetyl)-2H-chromen-2-one with different substituted aryl thiourea. The structures of the synthesized compounds were confirmed by spectral data and elemental analyses. Compounds were tested for anticonvulsant activity utilizing Pen Tylenetetra Zole-induced seizure (PTZ) and Maximal Electroshock Seizure (MES) tests at 30, 100 and 300 mg kg-1 dose level. Neurotoxicity and ethanol potentiation test of the compounds were also assessed at the same dose level. Two compounds of the series 3g and 3j exhibited significant anticonvulsant activity at 30 mg kg-1 dose level with lesser neurotoxicity than the standard drug phenytoin.

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© 2014 M. Faiz Arshad, Nadeem Siddiqui, Ahmed Elkerdasy, Abdulmohsen H. Al Rohaimi and Suroor A. Khan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.