Paulo Frugoli dos Santos

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In this work, thia and selenocarbocyanines with n-alkyl chains of different length, namely with methyl, ethyl, propyl, hexyl and decyl substituents, were studied in homogeneous and heterogeneous media for comparison purposes. For both carbocyanine dyes adsorbed onto microcrystalline cellulose, a remarkable increase in the fluorescence quantum yields and(More)
Affinity chromatography (AC) is one of the most important techniques for the separation and purification of biomolecules, being probably the most selective technique for protein purification. It is based on unique specific reversible interactions between the target molecule and a ligand. In this affinity interaction, the choice of the ligand is extremely(More)
Geranium robertianum L. has been used in folk medicine and herbalism practice for the treatment of various conditions, but the study of its bioactivity has been barely addressed. Although its phytochemical composition has received some attention, contributions to the nutritional composition are practically unknown. Herein, G. robertianum gathered in(More)
Series of squaraine benzothiazole and benzoselenazole dyes were studied as possible fluorescent probes for the detection of proteins, particularly albumins. It was shown that majority of the studied squaraines give significant fluorescent response on the human serum albumin (HSA) and bovine serum albumin presence. For squaraine dyes with N-hexyl pendent(More)
The synthesis of several aminosquaraine cationic dyes displaying strong absorption within the so-called phototherapeutic window (650-850nm) is described. Their cytotoxicity, under dark and illuminated conditions, was tested against several human tumor cell lines (breast, lung, cervical and hepatocellular carcinomas) and non-tumor porcine liver primary(More)
BACKGROUND Risk of falls increases as age advances. Complaints of impaired balance are very common in the elderly age group. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to investigate whether the subjective perception of impaired balance was associated with deficits in postural control (objective analysis) in elderly community-dwelling women. METHOD(More)
In this work, a squaraine dye CS5 was characterized and evaluated for its potential in photodynamic therapy. The studies were performed in ethanol and also in a powdered biopolymer, in this case chitosan. Ground state absorption, absolute fluorescence quantum yields, fluorescence lifetimes, and transient absorption were determined in order to evaluate the(More)
This study presents several new squarylium dyes derived from benzothiazole and benzoselenazole with several structural variations, namely the nature of the heteroaromatic ring and the length of the N,N'-dialkyl groups. Before being investigated in connection with their effect on living cells and/or tissues, these novel compounds were characterized, namely(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the occurrence of baculovirus infections in mosquitoes and characterize them by using molecular tools. Fortnightly collections were made of mosquito larvae in the city of Caraguatatuba. Six larvae of Culex quinquefasciatus were isolated that had white cysts (nodules) in epithelia cells of the posterior midgut, indicative(More)
The quantum yields for singlet oxygen generation of several squarylium cyanine dyes derived from benzothiazole, benzoselenazole and quinoline, displaying absorption within the so-called “phototherapeutic window” (600–1000 nm), were determined, envisioning their potential usefulness for photodynamic therapy (PDT). The determination was performed by a direct(More)