Jesús G. Díaz

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When homozygous, recessive mutant gene c in Ambystoma mexicanum results in a failure of embryonic heart function. This failure is apparently due to abnormal inductive influences from the anterior endoderm resulting in an absence of normal sarcomeric myofibril formation. Biochemical and immunofluorescent studies were undertaken to evaluate the contractile(More)
A set of flavonoids from Consolida oliveriana, kaempferol (1), quercetin (2), trifolin (3), and acetyl hyperoside (5) and their O-acetyl derivatives (1a, 2a, 3a), and octa-O-acetylhyperoside (4) showed leishmanicidal activity against promastigote as well as amastigote forms of Leishmania spp. The cellular proliferation, metabolic, and ultrastructural(More)
In the present study we demonstrated that the flavonoid derivative trifolin acetate (TA), obtained by acetylation of naturally occurring trifolin, induces apoptosis. Associated downstream signaling events were also investigated. TA-induced cell death was prevented by the non-specific caspase inhibitor z-VAD-fmk and reduced by the presence of the selective(More)
Aerial parts of Aconitum variegatum L. from the Pyrenees furnished four norditerpene alkaloids, 16 beta-hydroxycardiopetaline, 8-ethoxysachaconitine, 14-acetylgenicunine B, N-deethyl-N-19-didehydrosachaconitine, five diterpene alkaloids 15-veratroyldictizine, 15-veratroyl-17-acetyldictizine, 15-veratroyl-17-acetyl-19-oxodictizine, N-ethyl-1(More)
The in vitro anti-proliferative effects are described of several atisine-type diterpenoid alkaloids against the protozoan parasite Leishmania infantum, which causes human visceral leishmaniasis and canine leishmaniasis in the Mediterranean basin, as well as human cutaneous leishmaniasis throughout the Mediterranean region. From a total of 43 compounds(More)
Flavonoids are naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds and are among the most promising anticancer agents. Here we demonstrate that the flavonoid derivative astragalin heptaacetate (AHA) induces cell death. This was prevented by the non-specific caspase inhibitors z-VAD-fmk and Q-VD-OPH, and reduced by the selective caspase-4 inhibitor z-LEVD-fmk.(More)
The DPPH radical scavenging activity of two flavonol glycosides obtained from ethanolic extracts of Aconitum napellus sp. lusitanicum was studied. The results showed a high DPPH antiradical activity of compound 1 (quercetin 3-O-(6-trans-caffeoyl)-beta-glucopyranosyl-(1-->2)-beta-glucopyranosyl-7-O-alpha-rhamnopyranoside) when compared with compound 2(More)
The in vitro and in vivo trypanocidal activities of nine flavonoids (1-9) isolated from the aerial parts of Delphinium staphisagria have been studied in both the acute and chronic phases of Chagas disease. The antiproliferative activity of these substances against Trypanosoma cruzi (epimastigote, amastigote, and trypomastigote forms) in some cases exhibited(More)
Three new indolylquinuclidine-type alkaloids, remijinine (1), epiremijinine (2), and 5-acetyl-apocinchonamine (3), and two new cinchonine-derived alkaloids, N-acetyl-deoxycinchonicinol (4) and N-acetyl-cinchonicinol (5), as well as the known alkaloids quinamine, conquinamine, cinchonine, and quinidine were isolated from the leaves of Remijia peruviana. The(More)