Ida J Kovács

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Most human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) genes are highly conserved in sequence among strains, but some exhibit a substantial degree of variation. Two of these genes are UL146, which encodes a CXC chemokine, and UL139, which is predicted to encode a membrane glycoprotein. The sequences of these genes were determined from a collection of 184 HCMV samples obtained(More)
Forty per cent of women with primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection during gestation transmit the infection to their fetuses, which may result in abnormalities for the newborn, varying in degree from mild to severe. The factors whereby CMV in the placenta develops into a fulminating infection and spreads to the fetus are not known. In this study the(More)
Novel 16-triazoles in the 13α-estrone series were synthesized via Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition of the two diastereomeric (on C-16 and on C-17) 16-azido-13α-estra-1,3,5(10)-trien-17-ol 3-benzyl ethers with substituted phenylacetylenes. The new heterocyclic derivatives were evaluated in vitro by means of MTT assays for antiproliferative activity(More)
Congenital human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the leading infectious cause of mental retardation, sensorineural deafness and visual impairment. It is mainly related to a primary maternal infection. The placenta should be considered the most important site of both the protection of the fetus from CMV infection and the transmission of CMV from mother to(More)
d-Secooximes were synthesized from the d-secoaldehydes in the 13β- and 13α-estrone series. The oximes were modified at three sites in the molecule: the oxime function was transformed into an oxime ether, oxime ester or nitrile group, the propenyl side-chain was saturated and the 3-benzyl ether was removed in order to obtain a phenolic hydroxy function.(More)
Novel types of 17-exo-heterocycles in the Δ(5) androstene series carrying an 1,3,4-oxadiazole moiety were efficiently synthesized via aldehyde N-acylhydrazone intermediates, obtained from the microwave-assisted condensation of 3β-hydroxy- or 3β-acetoxyandrost-5-ene-17β-carbaldehyde with different acylhydrazides. The subsequent phenyl iodonium(More)
Cyclic nitrones of estrone 3-methyl or 3-benzyl ether were reacted with phenyl isocyanate or nonsubstituted phenyl isocyanates as reactive CN dipolarophiles, yielding condensed homosteroidal oxadiazolidinones. These dipolar cycloadditions were carried out under conventional heating or microwave irradiation. The chemo- and stereoselectivities of the(More)
The authors review two cases of suspected congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in which modern laboratory approaches were applied to establish the diagnosis postnatally. In the first case, intrauterine infection was suggested by ventriculomegaly, detected by means of a head ultrasonographic scan. The postnatal cranial ultrasonography and computed(More)
Novel 17-exo-oxadiazoles in the androst-5-ene series were efficiently synthesized in a two-step sequence via the corresponding O-acylamidoxime intermediates (obtained from steroidal 17-carboxylic acids and amidoximes in the presence of coupling reagent), which then underwent tetrabutylammonium fluoride-induced cyclocondensation under mild reaction(More)
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