Giordano Lesma

Learn More
Microwave assisted Diels-Alder cycloaddition of 5-Br-N-benzylpyridinone (2) with methyl acrylate is described to gain an easy access to 7-bromo-2-benzyl-3-oxo-2-aza-5 or 6-carbomethoxy bicyclo[2.2.2]oct-7-enes (3)-(6). The preparation of the ibogaine analogue 20-desethyl-(20-endo)-hydroxymethyl-11-demethoxyibogaine (17) is described by stereoselective(More)
A representative series of structural analogs of the antimitotic tripeptides hemiasterlins have been designed and synthesized, as potential inhibitors of tubulin polymerization. Relying also on a computational approach, we aimed to explore unknown extensive changes at the C-fragment, by incorporating the conformationally required double bond into five- and(More)
This study reports on new pharmacologically active endomorphin-2 analogues, incorporating β 2-hPhe, β 3-hPhe and β 3-hTic unnatural amino acids in the place of the Phe3–Phe4residues. Such α, β-hybrid analogues were designed to exploit the great potential of β-amino acids in generating conformational variation at the key positions 3 and 4, with the aim of(More)
A small family of structural analogues of the antimitotic tripeptides, hemiasterlins, have been designed and synthesized as potential inhibitors of tubulin polymerization. The effectiveness of a multicomponent approach was fully demonstrated by applying complementary versions of the isocyanide-based Ugi reaction. Compounds strictly related to the lead(More)
An efficient Ugi three-component reaction of a preformed chiral ketimine derived from isatin with various isonitrile and acid components has been developed. The reactions proceeded smoothly and in a stereocontrolled manner with regard to the new center of the Ugi products due to the stereoinduction of the amine chiral residue. A wide variety of novel chiral(More)
Aiming at restricting the conformational freedom of tryptophan-containing peptide ligands, we designed a THBC (tetrahydro-β-carboline)-DKP (diketopiperazine)-based peptidomimetic scaffold capable of arranging in an unusual α-turn conformation. The synthesis is based on a diastereoselective Pictet-Spengler condensation to give the THBC core, followed by an(More)
  • 1