Leandro Oliveira Bortot

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The protein structure prediction problem continues to elude scientists. Despite the introduction of many methods, only modest gains were made over the last decade for certain classes of prediction targets. To address this challenge, a social-media based worldwide collaborative effort, named WeFold, was undertaken by 13 labs. During the collaboration, the(More)
This work describes the synthesis of the 1,2,3-triazole amino acid-derived-3-O-galactosides 1-6 and the 1,2,3-triazole di-lactose-derived glycoconjugate 7 as potential galectin-3 inhibitors. The target compounds were synthesized by Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition reaction ('click chemistry') between the azido-derived amino acids N3-ThrOBn,(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine whether the hydroalcoholic extract from Baccharis dracunculifolia leaves (BdE) modulates the human neutrophil oxidative metabolism, degranulation, phagocytosis and microbial killing capacity. METHODS In-vitro assays based on chemiluminescence, spectrophotometry, flow cytometry and polarimetry were used, as well as docking(More)
Changes in the concentration of different ions modulate several cellular processes, such as Ca2+ and Zn2+ in inflammation. Upon activation of immune system effector cells, the intracellular Ca2+ concentration rises propagating the activation signal, leading to degranulation and generation of reactive oxygen species, which increases the Zn2+ intracellular(More)
The Protein Structure Prediction (PSP) problem is concerned about the prediction of the native tertiary structure of a protein in respect to its amino acids sequence. PSP is a challenging and computationally open problem. Therefore, several researches and methodologies have been developed for it. In this way, developers are working to integrate frameworks(More)
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