Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) are soil and rhizosphere bacteria that can benefit plant growth by different mechanisms. The ability of some microorganisms to convert insoluble phosphorus (P) to an accessible form, like orthophosphate, is an important trait in a PGPB for increasing plant yields. In this mini-review, the isolation and characterization… (More)
The synthesis of 1α,25-dihydroxy-20-epi-vitamin D3 (1) by Pd(0)-catalyzed coupling between the boronate ester (2) and the enol triflate (3) is described. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled 'Vitamin D Workshop'.
— We describe an strategy for automatic detection of discontinuities in jointed rock masses from a 3D point cloud. The method consists on a sequence of processes for feature extraction and characterization of the discontinuities that use voxelization, robust detection of planes by sequential RANSAC and clustering. The results obtained by applying this… (More)
A review of the design and synthesis of structural analogs of the vitamin D hormone recently investigated in our laboratories, and the first report on a new class of vitamin D analogs characterized by an aromatic D-ring, is described.
Hapten derivatives of 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) and 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) were synthesized using the Wittig-Horner approach. Both haptens bearing a carboxylic group at the side chain that can be linked to a protein for raising antibodies of potential utility for the determination of 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3), 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) and… (More)
A mild and stereoconvergent synthesis of 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) (calcitriol, 1a) is described. The key step is a cascade process consisting of two consecutive transformations: An initial palladium-catalyzed 6-exo-cyclocarbopalladation of vinyl triflate 4 followed by a Negishi cross-coupling reaction with alkenyl zinc 3. This approach is of interest… (More)