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Pharmacological and Pharmacokinetic Studies of Anti-diabetic Tropolonato-Zn(II) Complexes with Zn(S(2)O(2)) Coordination Mode

Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012
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In this study researchers from Kyoto Pharmaceutical University have shown that both in vitro insulin-mimetic activity and in vivo hypoglycemic activity are improved by the introduction of zinc complexes that have sulfur ligands.

Abstract
Zn(II) complexes are expected to be useful in the treatment of diabetes mellitus because of the hypoglycemic effect produced by its insulin-mimetic activity. Previous reports indicated that Zn(II) complexes with coordinating sulfur exhibit higher insulin-mimetic activity. In this study, we investigated the pharmacological and pharmacokinetic differences between Zn(O(4)) and Zn(S(2)O(2)) coordination modes of tropolonato-Zn(II) complexes with insulin-mimetic activity. Among the tropolonato-Zn(II) complexes with various coordination modes, di(2-mercaptotropolonato)zinc(II) (ZT2) with the Zn(S(2)O(2)) coordination mode was found to exhibit the highest in vitro insulin-mimetic activity with respect to inhibition of free fatty acid (FFA) release and enhancement of glucose uptake in isolated rat adipocytes treated with adrenaline. On comparing investigations of the antidiabetic effect in vivo, ZT2 was found to exhibit potent hypoglycemic activity and improve insulin resistance in type 2 diabetic KKA(y) mice at a low orally administered daily dose. Di(tropolonato)zinc(II) (ZT1), which has the Zn(O(4)) coordination mode, had a lesser effect at the same dose. In a pharmacokinetic analysis based on the (65)Zn tracer method, ZT2 was found to be absorbed at a significantly slower rate with a longer half-life than was ZT1. These results suggest that the potent hypoglycemic activity of ZT2 might be attributed to its long half-life.

The article is published online in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin and is free to access.


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