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In this paper we report the synthesis of four ring-A difluorinated analogs of brassinosteroids. The bioactivity of these new compounds was evaluated using the rice lamina inclination test. The results show that one of these analogs elicits a bioactivity comparable to that of 28-homocastasterone, a highly active natural brassinosteroid. This finding suggests(More)
In a previous work our group showed that some synthetic stigmastanes may play a role in immune-mediated inflammation. In this paper we report the syntheses of a series of new steroidal compounds derived from dehydroepiandrosterone and stigmasterol, and the evaluation of their in vitro inhibitory activity of the TNF-alpha production by macrophages. A(More)
Recent studies have shown that low concentrations of brassinolide induce a rapid generation of nitric oxide in mesophyll cells of maize leaves, which can be easily detected by fluorimetric methods. In this work we describe a series of natural and synthetic brassinosteroids that are able to trigger in vitro NO production in tomato cells that exhibits(More)
In this paper we report the use of an intramolecular Ugi reaction to synthesize new 4-azacholestanes diversely substituted both at N-4 and C-5. Both the scope and the stereochemical outcome of this approach were studied by varying the nature of the components necessary for this multicomponent reaction. In sight of our results we concluded that this(More)
In this paper we report the synthesis of four fluorinated analogues of brassinosteroids in which fluorine was introduced stereoselectively at C-2. The bioactivity of these new compounds was evaluated using the rice lamina inclination test. The results show that two of these analogues elicit high bioactivity, suggesting the involvement of hydrogen bond(More)
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