Ricardo Salazar-Aranda

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Traditional medicine has a key role in health care worldwide. Obtaining scientific information about the efficacy and safety of the plants from our region is one of the goals of our research group. In this report, 17 plants were selected and collected in different localities from northeast Mexico. The dried plants were separated into leaves, flowers, fruit,(More)
BACKGROUND Centaurea americana, Krameria ramosissima, Juglans mollis and Turnera diffusa are used by traditional healers in the northeastern region of Mexico to protect against liver damage. However, the hepatoprotective properties of these plants have not been investigated scientifically. This study reports on the protective effects of these plants using(More)
Seventeen new derivatives of the natural diterpene leubethanol, including some potential pro-drugs, with changes in the functionality of the aliphatic chain or modifications of aromatic ring and the phenolic group, were synthesized and tested in vitro by the MABA technique for their activity against the H37Rv strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Some(More)
Opportunistic mycoses increase the morbidity and mortality of immuno-compromised patients. Five Candida species have been shown to be responsible for 97% of worldwide cases of invasive candidiasis. Resistance of C. glabrata and C. krusei to azoles has been reported, and new, improved antifungal agents are needed. The current study was designed to(More)
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