Karolina Pulka

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The Pictet–Spengler reaction is known as a useful tool for the synthesis of constrained analogs of tryptophan. Herein, we present the further cyclization of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-β-carboline-3-carboxylic acid methyl esters with 1-(1′-aminoalkyl) side chain. These transformations lead to heterocyclic structures which can find useful applications in medicinal(More)
The Pictet-Spengler (PS) reaction was performed with various types of substrates: H-Trp-OMe and dipeptides with N-terminal Trp as arylethylamine components and Z-protected amino aldehydes and peptidoaldehydes as carbonyl components. We found that the C-terminal part of Trp derivatives did not have any influence on the stereoselectivity of the reaction and(More)
A practical and efficient microwave-assisted solid-phase method for the synthesis of N,N'-linked oligoureas and related amide/urea hybrid oligomers, featuring the use of succinimidyl (2-azido-2-substituted ethyl) carbamate monomers, is reported. The rate enhancement of urea formation under microwave irradiation combined with the mild conditions of the(More)
The synthesis of biologically active heterocyclic scaffolds is one of the significant challenges of modern synthetic chemistry. The Pictet-Spengler (PS) reaction, known for approximately a century, remains a particularly popular cyclization method. This review describes recent applications of the PS reaction in the total synthesis of alkaloids and(More)
Ampholytic polymer gels based on N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPA) and natural amino acid L-lysine were prepared by free radical polymerization in aqueous solutions. To make amino acids attachable to the polymer chain, the acrylic group was added to the epsilon-amino group of lysine to obtain N-epsilon-acrylic-lysine (Z). Finally, a new temperature- and(More)
This article presents kinetic studies of cross interaction of β-amyloid peptide and prion protein fragments. Syntheses of three peptides (β25-35, β22-35 and PrP 109–126) were performed. Those peptides were used for aggregation studies in PBS and TRIS buffers using HPLC with DAD detector. Comparison of aggregation of peptides alone and in combination with(More)
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