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Eicosanoids play an important role in homeostasis and in the pathogenesis of various human diseases. Pharmacological agents such as Ca(2+) ionophores and Ca(2+)-ATPase inhibitors, as well as natural agonists such as formylmethionine-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP), can stimulate eicosanoid biosynthesis. The aims of this work were to develop a method to(More)
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a hepatocarcinogen produced by certain Aspergillus species growing on crops. After biotransformation in the liver, AFB1 generates several metabolites, one of which is AFB1 bound to lysine on serum albumin. AFB1-lysine (AFB1-lys) is a digest product of AFB1-albumin and is considered a biomarker of exposure to AFB1 in humans and(More)
This work presents the synthesis and characterization of two novel binuclear ruthenium compounds of general formula [Ru2O(carb)2(py)6](PF6)2, where py=pyridine and carb are the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ibuprofen (1) and ketoprofen (2). Both complexes were characterized by ESI-MS/MS spectrometry. The fragmentation patterns, which confirm the(More)
Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in the multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) scan mode has been the primary MS method applied for the target identification of specific and minor oxylipids in complex matrices, such as eicosanoids and docosanoids, which are potent lipid mediators derived from polyunsaturated fatty acid oxygenation.(More)
The levels of fumonisin B1 (FB1) residues in plasma, urine, feces and hair from 24 piglets fed FB1-contaminated diets containing 3.1, 6.1 or 9.0 μg FB1.g-1 for 28 days were determined using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The levels of FB1 in plasma, urine, feces and pooled hair (n = 3) samples varied from 0.15 to 1.08 μg.L-1,(More)
Lipid mediators such as the leukotrienes, resolvins and protectins have been considered excellent models for the development of new anti-inflammatory drugs, due to their high potentiality. Nevertheless, only tiny amounts are available from natural sources and they have to be prepared by total synthesis. It is known that besides chemical reagents,(More)
Erythropoietin (EPO) is a key hormone involved in red blood cell formation, but its effects on nonerythroid cells, such as macrophages, have not been described. Macrophages are key cells in controlling histoplasmosis, a fungal infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum (Hc). Considering that little is known about EPO's role during fungal infections and its(More)
This work reports on the bioassay-guided isolation and identification of the macrocyclic pentolide 1, a cyclic polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) with low molecular weight. This metabolite is produced by Burkholderia sp. and it exhibited phytotoxic activity in a Lemna minor bioassay. Its structure was determined by (1)H and (13)C NMR, heteronuclear multiple quantum(More)
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of fungi that cause toxic and carcinogenic effects. Human exposure to multiple mycotoxins constitutes an increasing health concern due to potential mycotoxins combined effects. The presence of mycotoxins mixtures in foodstuffs as cereals has been reported over the last years, but few studies are available concerning its(More)
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