Eduard G Casillas

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The absolute configuration of the dihydrobisfuran ring system characteristic of aflatoxin B1 is essential to the covalent reaction of its metabolically activated form with double-stranded DNA. The biosynthesis of this potent mycotoxin proceeds through three configurationally labile intermediates to racemic versiconal hemiacetal. Subsequent enzymatic(More)
The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs flurbiprofen and ibuprofen were modified in an attempt to alter the kinetics of inhibitor binding by COX-1. Contrary to prior predictions, a halogen substituent is not sufficient to confer slow tight-binding behavior. Conversion of the carboxylate moiety of flurbiprofen to an ester or amide abolishes slow(More)
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