Marianna Mák

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Chemotactic properties of 3-7-mer peptides containing an EWS motive and their peptide amides synthesized and characterized by us were investigated in Tetrahymena pyriformis GL model. Analysis of the peptide acids shows that SEWS possesses exceptionally strong (660%+/-21; 430%+/-18) chemoattractant ability at 10(-12) and 10(-11) m respectively. The shorter(More)
The mass spectrometric analysis of the immunodominant epitope region (273-284) of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) glycoprotein D (gD) showed a favoured fission at the Asp-Pro peptide bond. The fast atom bombardment collision induced dissociation (FAB-CID) study of closely related X-Pro peptides documented that neither the length nor the amino acid(More)
A new natural ecdysteroid, 9beta,20-dihydroxyecdysone (1) and four related compounds 5alpha-20-hydroxyecdysone (2), 5alpha-2-deoxy-integristerone A (3), integristerone A (4) and 22-deoxy-integristerone A (5) were isolated from the herb of Silene italica ssp. nemoralis. Compound 1 is the C-9 epimer of the known 9alpha,20-dihydroxyecdysone (6) and represents(More)
Studying the interaction between serum amyloid P component (SAP) and beta-amyloid (Abeta) a new Abeta binding site was identified on the SAP near the known binding site at the two bound calcium ions. SAP stabilizes deposits in neurodegenerative diseases, which is manifested via Abeta-binding. Because the inhibition of this interaction is a potential(More)
A new natural compound, 9alpha,20-dihydroxyecdysone (1), and two known related compounds, 20-hydroxyecdysone and ecdysone, were isolated from the herb Silene italica ssp. nemoralis. Compound 1 is the first C-9 hydroxylated ecdysteroid with a cis-fused A/B ring junction to have been isolated from a plant source, and its structure was determined using a(More)
The possibility of stereoselection through the DL-alanine-N-carboxyanhydride (NCA-DL-Ala) oligomerization, and the effect of freezing on it have been investigated. To this end, the chirality of peptides obtained by oligomerization for 1 and 3 days, respectively, in liquid (+22 degree celsius) and frozen (-18 degree celsius) dioxane solutions, was analyzed.(More)
The acidic dehydration of 17 alpha-ethynyl-17 beta-hydroxysteroids (1-3) was investigated. On reaction with thionyl chloride, phosphorus oxychloride, and formic acid, the desired dehydration was accompanied by chlorination, Wagner-Meerwein rearrangement, and D-homoaromatic rearrangement. The structure of the product from the transformation of 17(More)
11alpha-Hydroxypoststerone (1) and herkesterone (2), two new natural ecdysteroids, were isolated from the herb Serratula wolffii. The former compound is the first 11-hydroxylated C21 ecdysteroid, while the latter is a new ecdysteroid with a 7,9(11)-dien-6-one chromophore. Their structures were determined using a combination of spectroscopic techniques.
The combined use of different mass spectrometric ionization methods and MS/MS techniques provide the possibility to differentiate between stereoisomers or epimers. In this paper the mass spectral decomposition of 11alpha- and 11beta-substituted estrans was studied. Distinctive stereochemical effects have been observed in their fast atom bombardment product(More)
Several methods were developed for the solid-phase synthesis (SPPS) of coloured peptides and peptide libraries. At first a bifunctional red compound, 4-(4-(N-ethyl-N-(3-(tert-butyloxycarbonyl)aminopropyl)amino)phenylazo)be nzoic acid (Boc-EPAB), was coupled with chloromethyl resin to obtain a new solid support suitable for SPPS using Boc chemistry. Peptides(More)