Dominique Harakat

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During tumor invasion, tumor cells degrade the extracellular matrix. Basement membrane degradation is responsible for the production of peptides with anti-tumor properties. Type XIX collagen is associated with basement membranes in vascular, neuronal, mesenchymal and epithelial tissues. Previously, we demonstrated that the non-collagenous NC1, C-terminal,(More)
In continuation of our chemical studies on the secondary metabolites of Algerian saharan species, we report on the isolation, from the methanol extract of the whole plant Astragalus cruciatus Link., of seven known compounds including two saponins named azukisaponin V (1) and astragaloside VIII (2), four flavonoids called narcissin (3), nicotiflorin (4),(More)
Stilbenes have received much attention during the last two decades following the discovery of resveratrol in wine. Since then, there have been a growing number of papers reporting various biological activities of naturally occurring stilbenes. The aim of this study was to determine new minor stilbenes from Vitis vinifera stalks. Purification of these(More)
Five labdane diterpenoids, (3-5), zambesiacolactone A (7) and zambesiacolactone B (8), were isolated from the seeds of Aframomum zambesiacum (Baker) K. Schum., along with five known labdanes and a linear sesquiterpene, nerolidol. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic analysis. Their antiplasmodial activity was evaluated in vitro against(More)
Using the analogue of TpT methylated at the 3'-end N3 position (Tpm3T), we demonstrate that when the oxetane/(6-4) pathway is precluded, water addition occurs at the 3'-end C6 position of the oxetane intermediate to provide its opening. Photoreversal of this (6-4) photoproduct C6 hydrate brings the first experimental evidence that the (6-4) photolyase(More)
Eleven triterpenoid saponins were isolated from the roots of Gypsophila trichotoma Wender. (G. trichotoma Wender. var. trichotoma) (Caryophyllaceae), together with one known compound. The structures were established on the basis of extensive NMR analysis ((1)H, (13)C NMR, COSY, TOCSY, ROESY, HSQC, and HMBC), completed by analysis of HR-ESI-MS and ESI-MS(n).(More)
Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, subsequent MS/MS, and high-resolution mass spectrometry were used to study the dehydrogenative Heck reaction of 2-alkylfurans 1 with acrylates 2, using [Pd(OAc)(2)](3) as the precatalyst, benzoquinone (BQ) as the stoichiometric oxidant, and a mixture of DMSO and AcOH as the solvent. Complexation of [Pd(OAc)(2)](3)(More)
A new monodesmosidic spirostanol saponin, along with three known saponins was isolated from Agave macroacantha Zucc leaves. The structure of the new saponin was established as hecogenin-3-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl (1-->4) beta-D-xylopyranosyl (1-->3)[beta-D-glucopyranosyl (1-->2)] beta-D-glucopyranosyl (1-->4) beta-D-galactopyranoside. The (1)H and (13)C(More)
BACKGROUND Naturally occurring flavonoids have been reported to possess various pharmacological properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of the MeOH extract and flavonoids from the leaves of Oncoba spinosa, a plant used for the treatment of syphilis, wounds and sexual impotence. METHODS The plant(More)
[structure: see text] A novel seco-dibenzopyrrocoline alkaloid, named oubatchensine 6, and five phenanthroindolizidines (1-5) were isolated from Cryptocarya oubatchensis, and their structures were elucidated. Displacement centrifugal partition chromatography was used to purify compounds 1 and 6. Structure determination of the latter was carried out by mass(More)