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This review presents natural products from cyanobacteria. Several classes of secondary metabolites are highlighted. Toxic metabolites from these prokaryotic photosynthetic organisms include compounds such as microcystin, anatoxin and saxitoxin, which display hepatotoxicity and neurotoxicity. Their potential as drugs in cancer therapy is discussed based on(More)
This review highlights recently discovered antimalarial natural products from marine and freshwater sources described in the literature from 2006 to 2008. The structures as well as bioactivities of compounds against the malaria parasites such as Plasmodium falciparum are discussed, including, for example, agelasine, xestoquinone, alisiaquinone,(More)
We demonstrate the synthesis and immobilization of natural product hybrids featuring an acyl-homoserine lactone and a nitrodopamine onto biocompatible TiO(2) surfaces through an operationally simple dip-and-rinse procedure. The resulting immobilized hybrids were shown to be powerful quorum sensing (QS) activators in Pseudomonas strains acting by slow(More)
Aiming to control neurite formation and navigate the axonal growth by an extrinsic guidance, we report on the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of caged retinoids. Agonists of RARβ have been temporarily blocked either by the [(α-methyl-2-nitropiperonyl)oxy]carbonyl (MeNPOC) group or by immobilization using nitrocatechol linkers on TiO2 particles.(More)
The synthesis and evaluation of new dopamine-based catechol anchors coupled to poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) for surface modification of TiO(2) are reported. Dopamine is modified by dimethylamine-methylene (7) or trimethylammonium-methylene (8) groups, and the preparation of mPEG-Glu didopamine polymer 11 is presented. All these PEG polymers allow stable(More)
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