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Methoprene-tolerant (Met) protein is a juvenile hormone (JH) receptor in insects. JH-bound Met forms a complex with the βFtz-F1-interacting steroid receptor coactivator (FISC) and together they regulate JH response genes in mosquitoes. Both proteins contain basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) and PAS motifs. Here we demonstrated that FISC is the obligatory(More)
The malaria parasite harbors a relict plastid called the apicoplast and its discovery opened a new avenue for drug discovery and development due to its unusual, nonmammalian metabolism. The apicoplast is essential during the asexual intraerythrocytic and hepatic stages of the parasite, and there is strong evidence supporting its essential metabolic role(More)
Antimalarial bioassay-guided fractionation of an EtOH extract of the root wood of Cryptocarya rigidifolia (Lauraceae) led to the isolation of the five new 5,6-dihydro-α-pyrones cryptorigidifoliols A-E (1-5) and the six bicyclic tetrahydro-α-pyrone derivatives cryptorigidifoliols F-K (6-11). The structure elucidations of all compounds were made on the basis(More)
The two new lignans 3α-O-(β-D-glucopyranosyl)desoxypodophyllotoxin (1) and 4-O-(β-D-glucopyranosyl)dehydropodophyllotoxin (2) were isolated from Cleistanthus boivinianus, together with the known lignans deoxypicropodophyllotoxin (3), (±)-β-apopicropodophyllin (4), (-)-desoxypodophyllotoxin (5), (-)-yatein (6), and β-peltatin-5-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (7). The(More)
Ten new neolignans including the 6'-oxo-8.1'-lignans cymosalignans A (1a), B (2), and C (3), an 8.O.6'-neolignan (4a), ococymosin (5a), didymochlaenone C (6a), and the bicyclo[3.2.1]octanoids 7-10 were isolated along with the known compounds 3,4,5,3',5'-pentamethoxy-1'-allyl-8.O.4'-neolignan, 3,4,5,3'-tetramethoxy-1'-allyl-8.O.4'-neolignan, didymochlaenone(More)
Bioassay-directed fractionation of an antiproliferative ethanol extract of the leaves and twigs of Piptocoma antillana (Asteraceae) afforded two new goyazensolide-type sesquiterpene lactones named 5-O-methyl-5-epiisogoyazensolide (1) and 15-O-methylgoyazensolide (2), together with the known compounds 1-oxo-3,10-epoxy-8-(2-methylacr1(More)
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