Maria Teresa Molina

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The cytotoxicity of nine naphthoquinones (NQ) was assayed against HL-60 (leukaemia), MDA-MB-435 (melanoma), SF-295 (brain) and HCT-8 (colon), all human cancer cell lines, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), as representatives of normal cells, after 72h of incubation. 5-Methoxy-1,4-naphthoquinone was the most active compound, showing IC(50) values(More)
Naphthoquinones (NQs) are privileged structures in medicinal chemistry due to the biological effects associated with the induction of oxidative stress. The present study evaluated the activities of sixteen NQs derivatives on Trypanosoma cruzi. Fourteen NQs displayed higher activity against bloodstream trypomastigotes of T. cruzi than benznidazole. Further(More)
The aim of this study is to find out whether several 1,4-naphthoquinones (1,4-NQ) can interact with the amyloidogenic pathway of the amyloid precursor protein processing, particularly targeting at β-secretase (BACE), as well as at β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) aggregation and disaggregating preformed Aβ fibrils. Compounds bearing hydroxyl groups at the quinoid (2)(More)
The NHC-catalyzed conjugate hydroacylation of 1,4-naphthoquinones allows for the synthesis of monoacylated 1,4-dihydroxynaphthalene derivatives. These targets, difficult to prepare selectively by standard protocols, represent important intermediates in the elaboration of highly substituted 1,4-naphthoquinone derivatives, which constitute relevant(More)
Larvicidal (against Aedes aegypti Linnaeus, 1762) and molluscicidal (against Biomphalaria glabrata Say, 1818) activities of several natural and synthetic naphthoquinones were measured, with significant results. The best larvicidal compound is 3-bromojuglone, while the better molluscicides are 2-bromo- and 3-bromo-5-acetoxy-1,4-naphthoquinones together with(More)
A variable radial coordinate transformation of the phase-only filter (POF) that is dependent on the energy's angular distribution of the target spectrum is used to perform shift- and scale-invariant pattern recognition. The POF of a basic size target and the cumulative energy of its angular distribution are calculated. The filter function is then(More)
Strain effects have been quantitatively evaluated for a set of 22 compounds including ketones (R(2)CO), carboxamides (RCONH(2)), and N,N-dimethylcarboxamides (RCONMe(2)), where R = Me, Et, i-Pr, t-Bu, 1-adamantyl (1-Ad), in their neutral and protonated forms. To this end, use was made of the gas-phase proton affinities and standard enthalpies of formation(More)
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can affect children, and ultrasound has been proven to be useful in diagnosis and staging. The sonographic characteristics of HS in children have not been reported. We studied color Doppler ultrasound images of children (≤15 years old; n = 12) with clinically and sonographically positive criteria for HS. Sonographic scoring of(More)
BACKGROUND Current drugs available for the treatment of Chagas disease are fraught with several challenges including severe toxicity and limited efficacy. These factors coupled with the absence of effective drugs for treating the chronic stage of the disease have rendered the development of new drugs against Chagas disease a priority. OBJECTIVE This study(More)