Rosângela Aparecida Moraes da Silva

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The trypanocidal effect of six lignan lactones, (-)-cubebin (1), (-)-O-methyl cubebin (2), (-)-O-benzyl cubebin (3), (-)-6,6'-dinitrohinokinin (4), (-)-hinokinin (5) and dimethoxymorelensin (6), previously synthesized by our research group, was evaluated in vitro and in vivo. The compounds with higher anti-epimastigote activity were screened against(More)
Five (-)-cubebin derivative compounds, (-)-O-acetyl cubebin (3), (-)-O-benzyl cubebin (4), (-)-O-(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl)-cubebin (5), (-)-hinokinin (6) and (-)-6,6'-dinitrohinokinin (7), previously synthesised by our research group, were evaluated on in vitro assay against free amastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi, the asogic agent of Chagas' disease. It(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid receptors, TRalpha and TRbeta, are involved in important physiological functions such as metabolism, cholesterol level and heart activities. Whereas metabolism increase and cholesterol level lowering could be achieved by TRbeta isoform activation, TRalpha activation affects heart rates. Therefore, beta-selective thyromimetics have been(More)
The anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of three dibenzylbutyrolactone lignans, (-)-hinokinin (2), (-)-6,6'-dinitrohinokinin (3), and (-)-6,6'-diaminohinokinin (4), obtained by partial synthesis from (-)-cubebin (1), were investigated using different animal models. It was observed that compounds (1) and (2) inhibited the edema formation in the rat paw(More)
OBJECTIVE To monitor and characterize airborne filamentous fungi and yeasts from abiotic and biotic sources within a hospital unit. METHODS Collections were carried out on a monthly basis, at two different time periods, from the adult and pediatric intensive care units and surgical center of a hospital in Araraquara, Southeastern Brazil. Collection of(More)
Members of the Paracoccidioides genus are the etiologic agents of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM). This genus is composed of two species: Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Paracoccidioides lutzii. The correct molecular taxonomic classification of these fungi has created new opportunities for studying and understanding their relationships with their hosts.(More)
Shear stress has been shown to influence endothelial cell gene expression and morphology. In particular, low and bi-directional shear stress, mimicking conditions at plaque-prone areas, down-regulates the expression of several atheroprotective genes, and up-regulates that of other genes considered as pro-inflammatory. Another mechanical situation thought to(More)
Paracoccidoides brasiliensis adhesion to lung epithelial cells is considered an essential event for the establishment of infection and different proteins participate in this process. One of these proteins is a 30 kDa adhesin, pI 4.9 that was described as a laminin ligand in previous studies, and it was more highly expressed in more virulent P. brasiliensis(More)
(-)-Hinokinin, a dibenzylbutyrolactone lignan, exhibits significant trypanocidal activity both in vitro and in vivo, and was obtained by partial synthesis from (-)-cubebin isolated from the dry seeds of Piper cubeba. Considering the good trypanocidal activity of (-)-hinokinin, as well as its potential for the development of new drugs, it is extremely(More)
The methylene chloride extract of Miconia ligustroides (DC.) Naudin (Melastomataceae), the isolated compounds ursolic and oleanolic acids and a mixture of these acids, and ursolic acid derivatives were evaluated against the following microorganisms: Bacillus cereus (ATCC 14579), Vibrio cholerae (ATCC 9458), Salmonella choleraesuis (ATCC 10708), Klebsiella(More)