Hortensia Rodríguez

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Cytotoxicity assays of 24 new 3,5-disubstituted-tetrahydro-2H-1,3,5-thiadiazin-2-thione derivatives were performed. The 17 compounds with higher anti-epimastigote activity and lower cytotoxicity were, thereafter, screened against amastigote of Trypanosoma cruzi. Out of these 17 derivatives S-2d was selected to be assayed in vivo, because of its remarkable(More)
The implementation of a novel sequential computational approach that can be used effectively for virtual screening and identification of prospective ligands that bind to trypanothione reductase (TryR) is reported. The multistep strategy combines a ligand-based virtual screening for building an enriched library of small molecules with a docking protocol(More)
Click chemistry is an approach that uses efficient and reliable reactions, such as Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC), to bind two molecular building blocks. CuAAC has broad applications in medicinal chemistry and other fields of chemistry. This review describes the general features and applications of CuAAC in solid-phase synthesis(More)
Ten thiadiazine derivatives were tested in vitro for antiparasitic effects against both extracellular promastigotes and intracellular amastigotes of Leishmania amazonensis. The results showed that the evaluated compounds exhibited a strong antiproliferative activity on all developmental stages of the parasite. The minimal inhibitory concentration and the 50(More)
An efficient, standard, mild, and copper-free imidazole-1-sulfonyl azide hydrochloride-based diazo-transfer method was implemented in a set of four resins that cover a broad range of hydrophobicity. The imidazole-1-sulfonyl azide hydrochloride is easily prepared/commercially available, stable upon storage at 4 °C, and proved to be a suitable alternative to(More)
Structural modification of the peptide backbone via N-methylation is a powerful tool to modulate the pharmacokinetic profile and biological activity of peptides. Here we describe a rapid and highly efficient microwave(MW)-assisted Fmoc/tBu solid-phase method to prepare short chain N-methyl-rich peptides, using Rink amide p-methylbenzhydrylamine (MBHA) resin(More)
Two new series of several alkyl-linked bis(2-thioxo-[1,3,5]thiadiazinan-3-yl) carboxylic acids were synthesized in a two step procedure from the corresponding alkyl bis-dithiocarbamic salt intermediary. The novel compounds were evaluated for their activity in vitro against Trypanosoma cruzi strain CL (clone CL B5) and Trichomonas vaginalis strain JH 31A.
A green approach for the synthesis of a set of ten 4-aryl substituted-5-alcoxy carbonyl-6-methyl-3,4-dihydro-2(1H)-pyridones using Meldrum's acid has been devised, the absence of solvent and the activation with infrared irradiation in addition to a multicomponent protocol are the main reaction conditions. The transformations proceeded with moderated yields(More)
The effect of several alkyl-linked bis tetrahydro-(2H)-1,3,5-thiadiazine-2-thione (bis-THTT) on Leishmania donovani, Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, and Plasmodium falciparum is reported. Most of the compounds exhibited a potent activity against the three parasitic strains but the best in vitro activity profiles were found against T. b. rhodesiense with(More)
A facile, efficient and environment-friendly protocol for the synthesis of 6-chloro-5-formyl-1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives has been developed by the convenient ultrasound-mediated reaction of 2(1H)pyridone derivatives with the Vilsmeier-Haack reagent. This method provides several advantages over current reaction methodologies including a simpler work-up(More)