ITH12410/SC058: A New Neuroprotective Compound with Potential in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

The neuroprotective profile of the dibenzothiadiazepine ITH12410/SC058 (2-chloro-5,6-dihydro-5,6-diacetyldibenzo­[b,f]­[1,4,5]­thiadiazepine) against several neurotoxicity models related to neurodegenerative diseases is herein described. ITH12410/SC058 protected SH-SY5Y cells against the loss of cell viability elicited by amyloid beta peptide and okadaic acid, a selective inhibitor of phosphoprotein phosphatase 2A that induces neurofibrillary tangle formation. Furthermore, ITH12410/SC058 is neuroprotective against several in vitro models of oxidative stress, that is, H2O2 exposure or incubation with rotenone plus oligomycin A in SH-SY5Y cells, and oxygen and glucose deprivation followed by reoxygenation in rat hippocampal slices. By contrast, ITH12410/SC058 was unable to significantly protect SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells against the toxicity elicited by Ca2+ overload. Our results confirm the hypothesis that the dibenzothiadiazepine ITH12410/SC058 features its neuroprotective actions in a multitarget fashion, and is a promising drug for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.