Francisco das Chagas Alves Lima

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The chronicity of osteoarthritis (OA), characterized by pain and inflammation in the joints, is linked to a glutamate receptor, N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA). The use of plant species such as Chenopodium ambrosioides L. (Amaranthaceae) as NMDA antagonists offers a promising perspective. This work aims to analyze the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory(More)
This paper presents the synthesis, MO calculations, and photochemical and photophysical properties of cis-[Ru(bpy)2(3Amdpy2oxaNBE)](PF6)2 (2), where bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine and 3Amdpy2oxaNBE is the novel 5,6-bis(3-amidopyridine)-7-oxanorbornene chelate-ligand (1). Complex 2 is considered in relation to the cis-[Ru(bpy)2(3Amnpy)2](PF6)2 (3) analogous complex,(More)
Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma. This disease control has been widely made by praziquantel-reference drug, but resistance to this drug has already been found. There has been the finding of an imidazole alkaloid in jaborandi leaves-epiisopiloturine, which has known activity against adult, young(More)
The reaction paths for the formation of Si3O3 molecules have been investigated at high level ab initio quantum chemical calculations by using the QCISD method with the 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. The cis-Si2O2 isomer does not participate in the chemical mechanism for the formation of Si3O3 molecules. Although the SiO + cis-Si2O2 reaction is exothermic and(More)
The trans-[Ru(NO)(NH(3))(4)(P(OH)(3))]Cl(3) complex was synthesized by reacting [Ru(H(2)O)(NH(3))(5)](2+) with H(3)PO(3) and characterized by spectroscopic ((31)P-NMR, δ = 68 ppm) and spectrophotometric techniques (λ = 525 nm, ε = 20 L mol(-1) cm(-1); λ = 319 nm, ε = 773 L mol(-1) cm(-1); λ = 241 nm, ε = 1385 L mol(-1) cm(-1); ν(NO(+)) = 1879 cm(-1)). A(More)
The vasoactive proline-rich oligopeptide termed BPP-BrachyNH2 (H-WPPPKVSP-NH2) induces in vitro inhibitory activity of angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) in rat blood serum. In the present study, the removal of N-terminal tryptophan or C-terminal proline from BPP-BrachyNH2 was investigated in order to predict which structural components are important or(More)
The electronic absorption spectrum of fac-[Mn(CO)(3)(phen)imH](+), fac-1 in CH(2)Cl(2) is characterized by a strong absorption band at 378 nm (epsilon(max) = 3200 mol(-1) L cm(-1)). On the basis of quantum mechanical calculations, the visible absorption band has been assigned to ligand-to-ligand charge-transfer (LLCT, im-->phen) and metal-to-ligand(More)
AIM The goal of this study was to increase knowledge about the antimicrobial activity of some synthetic Riparin-derived compounds, alone or in combination with fluoroquinolone antibiotics, against a strain of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to fluoroquinolone by way of overexpression of the NorA efflux pump. METHODS AND RESULTS Microdilution tests showed(More)
A theoretical study of structures of the 1,7,1 l,17-tetraoxa-2,6,12,16-tetraaza-cycloeicosane ligand ([20]AneN(4)O(4)) coordinated to Fe(2+), Co(2+), Ni(2+), Ru(2+), Rh(2+), and Pd(2+) transition metals ions was carried out with the DFT/B3LYP method. Complexes were fully optimized in C(s) symmetry with the metal ions coordinated either to nitrogen (1a) or(More)