Jesús M Peregrina

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In this study, La Rioja wine terroir was investigated by the use of (1)H NMR metabolomics on must and wine samples. Rioja is a small wine region in central northern Spain which can geographically be divided into three subareas (Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja, and Rioja Alavesa). The winemaking process from must, through alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, was(More)
The retaining glycosyltransferase GalNAc-T2 is a member of a large family of human polypeptide GalNAc-transferases that is responsible for the post-translational modification of many cell-surface proteins. By the use of combined structural and computational approaches, we provide the first set of structural snapshots of the enzyme during the catalytic cycle(More)
Different behavior has been observed for the psi torsion angle of the glycosidic linkages of D-GalNAc-Ser and D-GalNAc-Thr motifs, allowing the carbohydrate moiety to adopt a completely different orientation. In addition, the fact that the water pockets found in alpha-D-GalNAc-Thr differ from those obtained for its serine analogue could be related to the(More)
A domino process that involves a Michael-type addition followed by a Dieckmann reaction mediated by the participation of the cyclic carbamate group is the key step in the synthesis of both enantiomers of α-(hydroxymethyl)glutamic acid (HMG).
A formal [2 + 2] cycloaddition of 2-amidoacrylates with monosubstituted donor olefins, including its asymmetric version, is described. The stereoselectivity of this reaction can be modulated by the use of sterically hindered aluminum aryloxides or methylaluminoxane as Lewis acids. The reaction was applied to the synthesis of both stereoisomers of(More)
The synthesis and the conformational study in the solid state and in aqueous solution of a peptide and a glucopeptide containing the non-natural (1S,2S)-1-amino-2-hydroxycyclobutanecarboxylic acid (c(4)Ser) residue are reported. This is the first example of a glycopeptide containing a carbohydrate moiety linked to an underlying non-natural amino acid(More)
The synthesis and conformational analysis of a new type of conformationally restricted alpha-amino acid analogue of the amino acid antibiotic furanomycin is presented. The restriction involves the cis-fused cyclobutane and tetrahydrofuran units, generating the unusual 2-oxabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane core, which is found in a great number of biologically active(More)
In this study, we focused our attention on monitoring the levels of important metabolites of wine during the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation processes by quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance (qNMR). Therefore, using (1)H NMR, the method allows the simultaneous quantification of ethanol, acetic, malic, lactic, and succinic acids, and the amino acids(More)
[reaction: see text] As the unusual amino acid norlanthionine (nor-Lan) has previously been incorporated into cyclic peptide analogues of the ring C of lantibiotic nisin, we report here the stereoselective synthesis of the new (S,R)- and (R,R)-alpha-methylnorlanthionines (alpha-Me-nor-Lan). The orthogonally protected derivatives of these compounds have also(More)
Quantitative NMR can be used to monitor several processes that take place in the transformation of the must of wine grapes. The study described here focused attention on monitoring of the malic and lactic acid levels during the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation processes. The method allows the simultaneous quantification of both acids through a range of(More)