Josep Maria Huerta

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Analysis of endogenous production and effects of exogenous addition of interleukin 2 (IL 2), leukotrienes (LT), and prostaglandin E (PGE) has been used to investigate the dysregulation responsible for impaired PHA-induced IFN-gamma secretion by cord blood leukocytes (CBL). The addition of LT or IL 2 could not reverse the IFN defect of CBL. The production of(More)
The objective of this work was to discover a novel, long-acting muscarinic M(3) antagonist for the inhaled treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a potentially improved risk-benefit profile compared with current antimuscarinic agents. A series of novel quaternary ammonium derivatives of (3R)-quinuclidinol esters were synthesized and(More)
A novel series of aminopyridine N-oxides were designed, synthesized, and tested for their ability to inhibit p38alpha MAP kinase. Some of these compounds showed a significant reduction in the LPS-induced TNFalpha production in human whole blood. Structure-activity relationship studies revealed that N-oxide oxygen was essential for activity and was probably(More)
A series of indolylpiperidinyl derivatives were prepared and evaluated for their activity as histamine H(1) antagonists. Structure-activity relationship studies were directed toward improving in vivo activity and pharmacokinetic profile of our first lead (1). Substitution of fluorine in position 6 on the indolyl ring led to higher in vivo activity in the(More)
A series of 3,4-diaryloxazolones were prepared and evaluated for their ability to inhibit cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). Extensive structure-activity relationship work was carried out within this series, and a number of potent and selective COX-2 inhibitors were identified. The replacement of the methyl sulfone group on the 4-phenyl ring by a sulfonamide moiety(More)
Novel quaternary ammonium derivatives of N,N-disubstituted (3R)-quinuclidinyl carbamates have been identified as potent M(3) muscarinic antagonists with long duration of action in an in vivo model of bronchoconstriction. These compounds have also presented a high level of metabolic transformation (human liver microsomes). The synthesis, structure-activity(More)
Carious lesions surrounding restorations represent one of the main causes of restoration failure. The addition of fluoride compounds to dental restorative materials prevents or reduces recurrent caries. The purpose of this study was to compare the capacity of three restorative materials to inhibit the development of recurrent caries in vitro. Thirty(More)
A newly synthesized demethylpodophyllotoxin derivative, 4-O-butanoyl-4'-demethylpodophyllotoxin (BDPT) or BN58705, has recently been shown to exert a potent cytotoxic activity in vitro against a variety of drug-resistant human tumor cell lines. The effect of this agent on effector cells of the immune system, however, has not been examined. The present study(More)
Novel quaternary ammonium derivatives of (3R)-quinuclidinyl amides have been identified as potent M3 muscarinic antagonists with a long duration of action in an in vivo model of bronchoconstriction. The synthesis, structure-activity relationships and biological evaluation of this series of compounds are reported.