Judith Sánchez-Rodríguez

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The haemolytic and peroxidative effects of crude extracts from Bartholomea annulata, a common Caribbean sea anemone, were investigated in erythrocytes isolated from NIH male albino mice. Significant concentration-dependent effects were found on both haemolysis (evaluated as release of haemoglobin) and lipid peroxidation (as a common index of oxidative(More)
Five toxins (APE 1 to APE 5) of the sea anemone species Anthopleura elegantissima (Brandt) have been isolated from a toxic by-product fraction of its concentrated crude watery-methanolic extract, prepared previously for the isolation of a neuropeptide (the head-activator) by Schaller and Bodenmüller (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 78 (1981) 7000) from 200kg sea(More)
The haemolytic and peroxidative effects of crude venom of the sea anemone Stichodactyla helianthus were evaluated in rat and human erythrocytes. Venom extract caused a significant concentration-dependent effect on haemolysis (release of haemoglobin). Human erythrocytes were more sensitive (0.094 mg protein/ml) than those of the rats (0.3787 mg protein/ml).(More)
The inhibition of photosynthetic electron transport and the activity of photosynthetic carbon reduction cycle (PCR) enzymes under long-term water stress after slow dehydration was studied in non-nodulated Casuarina equisetifolia Forst. & Forst. plants. Initially, drought increased the fraction of closed Photosystem II (PS II) reaction centres (lowered qP)(More)
This paper describes one neurotoxin and three cytolysins isolated from the venom of the Caribbean box jellyfish Carybdea marsupialis. To assess the cytolytic and neurotoxic activity of the nematocyst venom, several bioassays were carried out, and to evaluate the effect of the toxin, the dose causing 50% lethality (LD50) was determined in vivo using sea(More)
The effects of drought and the diurnal changes in photosynthetic electron transport were studied in non-nodulated plants of Casuarina equisetifolia. The induction of fluorescence showed a slightly higher I step in water-stressed than control plants, and the time from the start of irradiation to the P step of induction was significantly shortened by drought.(More)
Millepora complanata is a plate-like fire coral common throughout the Caribbean. Contact with this species usually provokes burning pain, erythema and urticariform lesions. Our previous study suggested that the aqueous extract of M. complanata contains non-protein hemolysins that are soluble in water and ethanol. In general, the local damage induced by(More)
Lung cancer causes 1.4 million deaths worldwide while non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) represents 80-85% of the cases. Cisplatin is a standard chemotherapy against this type of cancer; however, tumor cell resistance to this drug limits its efficacy. Sea anemones produce compounds with pharmacological activities that may be useful for augmenting cisplatin(More)
We describe here the use of anionic carbosilane dendrimers to obtain new copper complexes. UV-Vis and a computer aided analysis of the EPR spectra provided information about the coordination modes of copper depending on the nature of the dendrimer and about the geometry and structure of the complexes in solution. Some of these metallo-dendrimers have been(More)