Graciela Yolanda Buldain

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The inhibitory effect of a series of 2-alkylputrescines on rat liver and Escherichia coli ornithine decarboxylase (L-ornithine carboxy-lyase, EC 4.1.1.17) was examined. At 2.5 mM concentrations, 2-methyl-, 2-propyl-, 2-butyl-, 2-pentyl- and 2-hexylputrescines were stronger inhibitors of the mammalian enzyme than putrescine. Only the higher homologues (from(More)
N-Methyl-, N-ethyl-, N-propyl-, N-butyl-, N,N-dimethyl- and N,N'-dimethylputrescines were assayed as inhibitors of ornithine decarboxylase (EC 4.1.1.17) from rat liver and from Escherichia coli. They were found to be poor inhibitors, with the exception of N-propylputrescine and N,N-dimethylputrescine, which were inhibitory at 25 mM. A homologous series of(More)
1,4-Dimethylputrescine (2,5-hexanediamine) was separated into its racemic and meso isomers by fractional crystallization of its dibenzoyl derivative. The racemic form was resolved into its (+)- and (-)-isomers with (+)- and (-)-dibenzoyltartaric acids. None of the three isomers (meso, +, and -) inhibited ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity in vitro,(More)
Human heme oxygenase-1 (hHO-1) catalyzes the O2-dependent oxidation of heme to biliverdin, CO, and free iron. Previous work indicated that electrophilic addition of the terminal oxygen of the ferric hydroperoxo complex to the alpha-meso-carbon gives 5-hydroxyheme. Earlier efforts to block this reaction with a 5-methyl substituent failed, as the reaction(More)
A large number of synthetic iron porphyrins were enzymatically oxidized by a microsomal heme oxygenase preparation from rat liver. They all had in common two vicinal propionic acid residues at C6 and C7. Iron porphyrins of type I were not substrates of the enzyme. Iron porphyrins that carried electron-withdrawing substituents (acyl residues) at C2 and C4(More)
Research and development of new drugs effective in the treatment of Trypanosoma cruzi infections are a real need for the 16 million people infected in the Americas. In a previous work, a quinoline derivative substituted by a 2-piperidylmethyl moiety showed to be active against Chagas disease and was considered a lead compound for further optimization. A(More)
The non-invasive technique of 13C nuclear magnetic resonance was applied to study glucose metabolism in vivo in the insect parasite Crithidia fasciculata. It was found that under anaerobic conditions [1-13C]glucose underwent a glycolytic pathway whose main metabolic products were identified as [2-13C]ethanol, [2-13C]succinate and [1,3-13C2]glycerol. These(More)
Human heme oxygenase-1 (hHO-1) catalyzes the O2- and NADPH-dependent oxidation of heme to biliverdin, CO, and free iron. The first step involves regiospecific insertion of an oxygen atom at the alpha-meso carbon by a ferric hydroperoxide and is predicted to proceed via an isoporphyrin pi-cation intermediate. Here we report spectroscopic detection of a(More)
BACKGROUND Many 2-substituted quinolines and especially 2-arylvinyl derivatives isolated from plants or prepared by synthesis have been designed from ethnopharmacological studies. OBJECTIVE In order to explore new aspects of the structure-antituberculosis activity relationship, a series of styrylquinoline derivatives was prepared. METHOD A series of(More)