Effects of β-cyclodextrin-based Schiff-base Zn(II) complexes: synthesis, physicochemical characterization and their role in alleviating oxidative stress related disorder
Two water-soluble zinc(II) complexes of β-cyclodextrin-based Schiff bases, viz., mono-6-deoxy-6-(4-(5-chloro-2-hydroxybenzylideneamino)-3,4-diaminotolune)-β-cyclodextrin (4a) and mono-6-deoxy-6-(4-(5-nitro-2-hydroxybenzylideneamino)-3,4-diaminotolune)-β-cyclodextrin (4b) have been synthesized and characterized by different analytical and spectroscopic techniques. These Zn(II) complexes were analyzed for their possible activity against oxidative stress through various biochemical methods. A detailed antioxidant profile directly associated with inflammation related carcinogenesis and several oxidative stress related disorders have been prepared with a motive to evaluate the free radical scavenging activities of the synthesized complexes. The immune cell cytotoxic properties (through MTT assay) and in vitro assay for the evaluation of their antioxidant activities against hydroxyl radical, nitric oxide, singlet oxygen, peroxynitrate and hydrogen peroxide, etc. were investigated. Obtained results clearly demonstrated the role of reactive oxygen species in various phases of oxidative stress related diseases; thus, the antioxidant and free radical scavenging capacities of the two synthesized Zn(II) complexes seem to stand in support of their beneficial effects and novelty for the immune system.