Flávio Lopes Alves

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The anti-plasmodium activity of angiotensin II and its analogs have been described in different plasmodium species. Here we synthesized angiotensin II Ala-scan analogs to verify peptide-parasite invasion preservation with residue replacements. The analogs were synthesized by 9-fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl (Fmoc) and tert-butyloxycarbonyl (t-Boc) solid phase(More)
Angiotensin II (AII) as well as analog peptides shows antimalarial activity against Plasmodium gallinaceum and Plasmodium falciparum, but the exact mechanism of action is still unknown. This work presents the solid-phase synthesis and characterization of eight peptides corresponding to the alanine scanning series of AII plus the amide-capped derivative and(More)
Malaria is an infectious disease responsible for approximately one million deaths annually. The antimalarial effects of angiotensin II and its analogs against Plasmodium gallinaceum and P. falciparum have recently been reported. To evaluate antiplasmodial activity, we synthesized five angiotensin II-restricted analogs containing disulfide bridges. To(More)
Malaria is an infectious disease for which effective treatment and prevention strategies remain limited. Our group recently reported that angiotensin II (AII) presents antiplasmodial activity and inhibits the development of Plasmodium gallinaceum in Aedes aegypti. However, details concerning role of each amino acid residue in the antiplasmodial activity of(More)
Angiotensin II (AngII) is the final active product of the renin enzymatic cascade, which is responsible for sustaining blood pressure. To investigate the effect of N-terminal cyclization on AT1 activation and tachyphylaxis, we designed conformationally constrained analogues with an i-(i + 1) lactam bridge. All analogues presented the same binding(More)
Antiplasmodial activities of angiotensin II and its analogues have been extensively investigated in Plasmodium gallinaceum and Plasmodium falciparum parasite species. Due to its vasoconstrictor property angiotensin II cannot be used as an anti-malarial drug. This work presents the solid-phase syntheses and liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry(More)
Proteinase inhibitors extracted form medicinal plants are an interesting source of new drugs. Modifications in the structure of some of this kind of macromolecules could also lead to compounds of interesting biological properties. In this work, we synthesized and tested one fragment containing the reactive site of the Bauhinia bauhinioides kallikrein(More)
Malaria is an infectious disease responsible for approximately one million deaths annually. Oligopeptides such as angiotensin II (AII) and its analogs are known to have antimalarial effects against Plasmodium gallinaceum and Plasmodium falciparum. However, their mechanism of action is still not fully understood at the molecular level. In the work reported(More)
To find effective new candidate antimalarial drugs, bradykinin and its analogs were synthesized and tested for effectiveness against Plasmodium gallinaceum sporozoites and Plasmodium falciparum on erythrocytes. Among them, bradykinin and its P2 analog presented high activity against Plasmodium gallinaceum, but they degrade in plasma. On the other hand,(More)
Malaria is caused by the protozoa Plasmodium and is responsible for approximately one million deaths annually. The antimalarial effects of angiotensin II and its analogs against Plasmodium gallinaceum and falciparum have recently been reported. Here, 12 angiotensin II restricted analogs that contain i − (i + 2), i − (i + 3) and i − (i + 4) lactam bridges(More)
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