Erick F. Alvarez

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[reaction: see text] A new route toward puupehenone-related bioactive metabolites from (-)-sclareol, based on the palladium(II)-mediated diastereoselective cyclization of a drimenylphenol, is described. Utilizing this, the first enantiospecific synthesis of the antitumor and antimalarial (-)-15-oxopuupehenol, together with improved syntheses of(More)
Purpura fulminans (PF) is a rare skin disorder with extensive areas of blueblack hemorrhagic necrosis. Patients manifest typical laboratory signs of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Our case describes a 37-year-old previously healthy man who presented with 3 days of generalized malaise, headache, vomiting, photophobia, and an ecchymotic skin(More)
The cerebral cortex of a patient with Schilder's disease was studied with the Golgi method. The number of synaptic spines, basal dendrites, branching points, and dendritic intersection points of 5th layer pyramids are similar to those of controls, in spite of almost complete loss of extrinsic fibers. These data illustrate the probable remodeling of(More)
Introduction Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is an enveloped positive single-stranded RNA virus, member of family arteriviridae, which is included into order nidovirales (2). The viral genome is a linear polyadenylated RNA of 15 kb encoding eight open reading frames (ORFs) (4). The first two ORFs (ORF1a and ORF1b) encode proteins(More)
interaction network analysis 2 ABSTRACT Ticks are important vectors of emerging zoonotic diseases. While adults of many tick species parasitize mammals, immature ticks are often found on wild birds. In the tropics, difficulties in species-level identification of immature ticks hinder studies of tick ecology and tick-borne disease transmission, including any(More)
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