Mónica Carril

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The Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU) was formed to direct the design and management of interventional therapeutic trials of international DIAN and autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease (ADAD) participants. The goal of the DIAN-TU is to implement safe trials that have the highest likelihood of success while advancing scientific(More)
The design and use of materials in the nanoscale size range for addressing medical and health-related issues continues to receive increasing interest. Research in nanomedicine spans a multitude of areas, including drug delivery, vaccine development, antibacterial, diagnosis and imaging tools, wearable devices, implants, high-throughput screening platforms,(More)
Novel dibenzo[a,c]phenanthridines are prepared regioselectively by the application of a straightforward synthetic pathway, starting from new 3,4-diaryl- and 3,4-dihydro-3,4-diarylisoquinolines prepared via Ritter-type heterocyclization and the more classical two-step reductive amination/Bischler-Napieralski cyclization of triarylethanones, respectively. A(More)
In this review, an overview of the current state-of-the-art of gold-based nanomaterials (Au NPs) in medical applications is given. The unique properties of Au NPs, such as their tunable size, shape, and surface characteristics, optical properties, biocompatibility, low cytotoxicity, high stability, and multifunctionality potential, among others, make them(More)
A pre-LH peak rise of progesterone in peripheral blood has been found in 13 normal cycling women whose ovulation was confirmed by biopsy of the corpus luteum through serial determination of progesterone and LH performed every 8 h during the periovulatory period. The progesterone rise began as an average 22 h (16-40 h) prior to the LH peak. The maximal(More)
[reaction: see text] A more sustainable protocol leading to 2-alkyl- or 2-aryl-substituted benzo[b]furans is reported, involving a copper-TMEDA complex which catalyzes the transformation of readily available ketone derivatives into the corresponding benzofurans in good to excellent yields. The reaction is accomplished using water as the solvent without(More)
Palladium and copper-catalysed arylation of amines, alcohols and thiols, powerful tools for the construction of C-N, C-O and C-S bonds, are typically carried out in organic (and often toxic) solvents. Therefore the use of such a sustainable, benign solvent as water in this context has gained growing attention. This tutorial review presents the most recent(More)
A novel protocol for the copper-catalysed S-arylation of thiophenol derivatives with aryl halides leading to diaryl sulfides is reported. The reactions were catalysed by a combination of a copper salt and a 1,2-diamine derivative (acting both as the ligand and as the base) using exclusively water as the solvent. The recovery and successful reutilisation of(More)
CD163 is a membrane receptor expressed by macrophage lineage. Studies performed in atherosclerosis have shown that CD163 expression is increased at inflammatory sites, pointing at the presence of intraplaque hemorrhagic sites or asymptomatic plaques. Hence, imaging of CD163 expressing macrophages is an interesting strategy in order to detect atherosclerotic(More)
The polysaccharide hyaluronan (HA) is a main component of peri- and extracellular matrix, and an attractive molecule for materials design in tissue engineering and nanomedicine. Here, we study the morphology of complexes that form upon interaction of nanometer-sized amine-coated gold particles with this anionic, linear, and regular biopolymer in solution(More)