Filipe F. Gomes

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The bovine milk lipocalin, beta-Lactoglobulin (beta-LG), has been associated with the binding and transport of small hydrophobic and amphiphilic compounds, whereby it is proposed to increase their bioavailability. We have studied the binding of the fluorescent phospholipid-derivative, NBD-didecanoylphosphatidylethanolamine (NBD-diC10PE) to beta-LG by(More)
Proteolytic and cataplerotic sources of hepatic glutamine were determined by (2)H NMR analysis of urinary phenylacetylglutamine (PAGN) (2)H-enrichments in eight healthy subjects after (2)H(2)O and phenylbutyric acid ingestion. Body water enrichment was 0.49+/-0.03%. PAGN was enriched to lower levels with significant differences between the various glutamine(More)
The interaction of small molecules, such as drugs or metabolites, with proteins and biomembranes is of fundamental importance for their bioavailability. The systematic characterization of the binding affinity for structurally related ligands may provide rules that allow its prediction for any other relevant molecule. In this work we have studied a(More)
We present a complete characterization of the kinetics of interaction between the homologous series of fluorescent fatty amines with the fluorescent moiety 7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1,3-diazol-4-yl covalently bound to the amine group, NBD-C(n) (n = 8-16), and a lipid bilayer in the liquid disordered phase. The insertion into and the desorption from the lipid(More)
This study aimed to compare the effects of distinct temporal organizations of strength and power training loads on strength, power, and speed improvements. Sixty soldiers with at least 1 year in the army volunteered for this study. The subjects were divided into 4 groups: control group (CG: n = 15; age: 20.18 ± 0.72 years; height: 1.74 ± 0.06 m; and weight:(More)
Menthol glucuronide was isolated from the urine of a healthy 70-kg female subject following ingestion of 400 mg of peppermint oil and 6 g of 99% [U-(13)C]glucose. Glucuronide (13)C-excess enrichment levels were 4-6% and thus provided high signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) for confident assignment of (13)C-(13)C spin-coupled multiplet components within each(More)
α-Amino allenephosphonates were easily prepared in two steps from protected amines, propargyl alcohols, and chlorophosphites. First, ynamides were synthesized from unprotected 1-bromopropargyl alcohols using a copper(II) catalyzed coupling reaction. In the second step, the previously prepared ynamides were transformed directly to allenes through a(More)
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