Paulo G. B. D. Nascimento

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The herbivory activity of the bordered patch larvae (Chlosyne lacinia, Lepidoptera) on leaves of a Brazilian population of Tithonia diversifolia and the antifeedant potential of its leaf rinse extract were investigated. The caterpillars fed only on the adaxial face, where the density of glandular trichomes is very low, and avoided the abaxial face, which(More)
TIBO (Tetrahydro-imidazo[4,5,1-jk][1,4]-benzodiazepin-2-one) and nevirapine (11-cyclopropyl-5,11-dihydro-4-methyl-6H-dipyrido[3,2-b:2′,3′-e] [1,4]diazepin-6-one) are models for two classes of nonnucleoside inhibitors of the HIV-1 virus reverse transcriptase (NNRTI). This work presents the parameterization of compounds belonging to these two classes in the(More)
We report here the fragmentation mechanism for five 2-acylamino-1,4-naphthoquinone derivatives using electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS). Analyses were performed on a low-resolution, triple-quadrupole mass spectrometer. Fragmentation pathways for protonated molecular derivatives 2-acylamino-1,4-naphthoquinone [M+H]+ are proposed on(More)
Fragmentation reactions of beta-hydroxymethyl-, beta-acetoxymethyl- and beta-benzyloxymethyl-butenolides and the corresponding gamma-butyrolactones were investigated by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS) using collision-induced dissociation (CID). This study revealed that loss of H(2)O [M+H-8](+) is the main fragmentation process(More)
This article describes the synthesis and inhibitory activities of a series of new 3-piperonylcoumarins, designed as inhibitors of glycosomal glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (gGAPDH) from Trypanosoma cruzi. The design was based on the structures of previously identified natural products hits. The most active synthesized derivatives contain(More)
p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) is an important signal transducing enzyme involved in many cellular regulations, including signaling pathways, pain and inflammation. Several p38 MAPK inhibitors have been developed as drug candidates to treatment of autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis. In this paper we reported the docking,(More)
We investigated the effects of LASSBio-998 (L-998), a compound designed to be a p38 MAPK (mitogen-activated protein kinase) inhibitor, on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung inflammation in vivo. BALB/c mice were challenged with aerosolized LPS inhalation (0.5 mg/ml) 4 h after oral administration of L-998. Three hours after LPS inhalation,(More)
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