Luis M Bedoya

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Numerous members of the Anthemideae tribe are important as cut flowers and ornamental crops, as well as being medicinal and aromatic plants, many of which produce essential oils used in folk and modern medicine and in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry. Essential oils generally have a broad spectrum of bioactivity, owing to the presence of several(More)
  • Paolo Di Gianvincenzo, Javier Calvo, +4 authors Soledad Penadés
  • Bioconjugate chemistry
  • 2015
The third variable region (V3 peptide) of the HIV-1 gp120 is a major immunogenic domain of HIV-1. Controlling the formation of the immunologically active conformation is a crucial step to the rational design of fully synthetic candidate vaccines. Herein, we present the modulation and stabilization of either the α-helix or β-strand conformation of the V3(More)
Medicinal plants are gaining in popularity due to the various advantages they offer, such as fewer side-effects, better patient compliance, relatively low cost and high accessibility as well as their high acceptability due to a long history of use. There is a widespread belief among the general public that herbal preparations are "good for humans" as they(More)
Coumarins and structurally related compounds have been recently shown to inhibit replication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and thus, exhibit a therapeutic potential. In this study we report that mesuol and isomesuol, two 4-phenyl coumarins, isolated from the tree Marila pluricostata, suppress HIV-1 replication in Jurkat T cells. These coumarins do(More)
Gold nanoparticles coated with multiple copies of an amphiphilic sulfate-ended ligand are able to bind the HIV envelope glycoprotein gp120 as measured by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and inhibit in vitro the HIV infection of T-cells at nanomolar concentrations. A 50% density of sulfated ligands on approximately 2 nm nanoparticles (the other ligands being(More)
We have synthesized fourteen 3-phenylcoumarin derivatives and evaluated their anti-HIV activity. Antiviral activity was assessed on MT-2 cells infected with viral clones carrying the luciferase gene as reporter. Inhibition of HIV transcription and Tat function were tested on cells stably transfected with the HIV-LTR and Tat protein. Six compounds displayed(More)
In the present study we report the isolation of nine new olean-18-ene triterpenes (1-9), along with three known ones (10-12), from Cassine xylocarpa and Maytenus jelskii. Their stereostructures have been elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analysis, including 1D and 2D NMR techniques (COSY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC), and spectrometric methods. The natural(More)
The marine environment has been shown to be the source of a great diversity of chemical structures with promising biological activities. The isolation, biological evaluation, chemical properties and synthetic elaborations of the products of marine organisms and microorganisms have attracted the attention of organic chemists, medicinal chemists, biologists(More)
Existence of virus reservoirs makes the eradication of HIV infection extremely difficult. Current drug therapies neither eliminate these viral reservoirs nor prevent their formation. Consequently, new strategies are needed to target these reservoirs with the aim of decreasing their size. We analysed a series of jatrophane diterpenes isolated from Euphorbia(More)