José-Luis Giner

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Human Vg2Vd2 T cells are stimulated by prenyl pyrophosphates, such as isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP), and play important roles in mediating immunity against microbial pathogens and have potent anti-tumor activity. (E)-4-hydroxy-3-methyl-but-2-enyl pyrophosphate (HMBPP) has been identified as a metabolite in the 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol-4 phosphate (MEP)(More)
Human Vg2Vd2 T cells monitor isoprenoid metabolism by recognizing (E)-4-hydroxy-3-methyl-but-2-enyl pyrophosphate (HMBPP), an intermediate in the 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol-4-phosphate pathway used by microbes, and isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP), an intermediate in the mevalonate pathway used by humans. Aminobisphosphonates and alkylamines indirectly(More)
Human Vγ2Vδ2 T cells monitor isoprenoid metabolism by recognizing (E)-4-hydroxy-3-methyl-but-2-enyl pyrophosphate (HMBPP), an intermediate in the 2-C-methyl-d-erythritol-4-phosphate pathway used by microbes, and isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP), an intermediate in the mevalonate pathway used by humans. Aminobisphosphonates and alkylamines indirectly(More)
The complete assignments of the (1)H and (13)C NMR spectra of the hallucinogenic neoclerodane diterpenoid salvinorin A were determined in three different NMR solvents using HSQC, HMBC and COSY. Solvent systems are described that allow the resolution of all (1)H signals. Virtual coupling was observed for the protons at C-2, C-3 and C-4 in the 600 MHz (1)H(More)
The marine sponge Petrosia weinbergi was found to contain isofucosterol and clionasterol as its major sterols. The rare cyclopropyl sterol (24S,28S)-24,28-methylenestigmast-5-en-3beta-ol, previously detected as only 0.07% of the total sterols of a pelagophytic alga Pulvinaria sp., made up 6.6% of the total sterols. These sterols are believed to be the(More)
A new cyclopropane-containing sterol was isolated from the marine sponge Cribrochalina vasculum. The new sterol was characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry and the structure was shown to be (23R,24S,28R)-dihydrocalysterol. Implications concerning the biosynthesis of cyclopropane and cyclopropene sterols in sponges are discussed.
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