Pascaline N. Fonteh

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Four bis(thiosemicarbazonate)gold(III) complexes (1-4) with a general formula [Au(L)]Cl {L=L1, glyoxal-bis(N(4)-methylthiosemicarbazone); L2, glyoxal-bis(N(4)-ethylthiosemicarbazone); L3, diacetyl-bis(N(4)-methylthiosemicarbazone); L4, diacetyl-bis(N(4)-ethylthiosemicarbazone)} were synthesised and screened for activity against the human immunodeficiency(More)
The title compound ([3,5-Me(2)bpzaH(2)][AuCl(4)]Cl, 1) (Me(2)bpza=bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)acetic acid), was prepared by reacting H[AuCl(4)] with 3,5-Me(2)bpza; and spectroscopically and structurally characterized. In the solid state structure of 1, the pyrazolyl ligand is doubly protonated to form two strong charge assisted hydrogen bonds of the type(More)
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has resulted in decreased mortality and morbidity from the acquired immune deficiency syndrome caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Drug resistance and toxicity of HAART has led to the search for novel inhibitors of HIV infection. Gold-based compounds have shown promising activity against a wide(More)
Label free impedance technology enables the monitoring of cell response patterns post treatment with drugs or other chemicals. Using this technology, a correlation between the lipophilicity of metal complexes and the degree of cytotoxicity was observed. Au(L1)Cl (1), AuPd(L1)(SC4H8)Cl3 (1a) and Au(L2)Cl (2) [L1 = diphenylphosphino-2-pyridine; L2 =(More)
Plants from the genus Ocimum are used as folk medicine for treating various diseases including inflammatory and immune-related diseases. Numerous reports have suggested plant extracts and their constituents as possible anti-inflammatory agents. Here, in vitro evidence of Ocimum labiatum’s immune-enhancing and antioxidant properties is presented for the(More)
The increasing incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the associated acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) mortality rates as well as the sometimes severe side effects of highly active anti retroviral therapy (HAART) warrants the continuous search for new, less toxic drug candidates. The anti-HIV activity (inhibition of reverse(More)
BACKGROUND A number of cytostatic agents have been investigated for the ability to reactivate latent viral reservoirs, which is a major prerequisite for the eradication of HIV-1 infection. Two cytostatic bis(thiosemicarbazonate) gold(III) complexes (designated 1 and 2) were tested for this potential in the U1 latency model of HIV-1 infection. METHODS Cell(More)
There is significant interest in the application of nanoparticles to deliver immunostimulatory signals to cells. We hypothesized that curdlan (immune stimulating polymer) could be conjugated to PLGA and nanoparticles from this copolymer would possess immunostimulatory activity, be non-cytotoxic and function as an effective sustained drug release system.(More)
Latent HIV reservoirs in infected individuals prevent current treatment from eradicating infection. Treatment strategies against latency involve adjuvants for viral reactivation which exposes viral particles to antiretroviral drugs. In this study, the effect of novel triterpenoids isolated from Ocimum labiatum on HIV-1 expression was measured through HIV-1(More)
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