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A ureido Diels-Alder adduct of sorbicillinol 3 has been isolated from an intertidal marine Paecilomyces marquandii strain, in a screening for new natural products. The structure was determined by spectroscopic methods, and the relative stereochemistry was confirmed by molecular modeling. The absolute stereochemistry was deduced by comparison of the CD… (More)
In order to correlate the lipid composition of the membrane of Lactobacillus acidophilus CRL 640 with the freeze-thaw behaviour of the cultures grown at different temperatures, fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) from extracts grown at 25, 30, 37 and 40 degrees C were obtained and compared. Cultures grown at 25 degrees C (M25) exhibited more resistance to the… (More)
Two cucurbitacins, dihydrocucurbitacin B (1) and cucurbitacin B (2), which can be obtained in large amounts from the roots of Wilbrandia ebracteata and from the fruits of Luffa operculata, respectively, were used as starting materials for the preparation of a library of 29 semi-synthetic derivatives. The structural changes that were performed include the… (More)
In a chemical study of several fungal cultures of Polyporus, a methyl ester of cryptoporic H was isolated from P. ciliatus, together with cryptoporic acid H and 5-hydroxymethylfuran-3-carboxylic acid. Furthermore, two additional compounds, named isocryptoporic acids H and I, were isolated from P. arcularius. These isocryptoporic acids are isomers of the… (More)
Mass Spectrometry is an important tool for the identification and structural elucidation of natural products. A review of the last fifteen years of research in this field, applied to natural glycosides, is presented.
The n-butanol fraction (BF) obtained from the crude extract of the marine sponge Petromica citrina, the halistanol-enriched fraction (TSH fraction), and the isolated compounds halistanol sulfate (1) and halistanol sulfate C (2), were evaluated for their inhibitory effects on the replication of the Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1, KOS strain) by the viral… (More)
PURPOSE To investigate the role of heredity in determining corneal shape, axial length, and overall refractive error. METHODS Twenty monozygotic and 19 dizygotic twin pairs, age 12 to 73 years, were enrolled in the study. Zygosity was determined by physical similarity and by responses to questions adapted from surveys. Two twin pairs were excluded because… (More)
A tandem mass spectrometric study of protonated isomeric hydroxypyridine N-oxides was carried out with a hybrid quadrupole/time-of-flight mass spectrometer coupled with different atmospheric pressure ionization sources. The behavior observed in the collision-induced dissociation (CID) mass spectra of the parent cations, was similar irrespective of the… (More)
A new tetrapeptide D-Phe-L-Val-D-Val-L-Tyr (1), along with three known diketopiperazines and pseurotin A, were isolated from the culture of Penicillium canescens, collected from pollen from beehives, in a screening for new antimicrobial products from unexplored sources. The structure of the tetrapeptide, which exhibits antifungal activity comparable with… (More)
Four furanones 1-4 with an unusual skeleton containing an acetylene unit, named aporpinones, were isolated from the culture of the basidiomycete Aporpium caryae and their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods. Compounds 3 and 4 showed weak to moderate antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.