Tatiana Vacas

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Experimental and theoretical evidence shows that phthalimides are highly efficient single electron transfer acceptors in reactions promoted by samarium diiodide, affording ketyl radical anion intermediates, which participate in high-yielding inter- and intramolecular reductive coupling processes with different radicophiles including imides, oxime ethers,(More)
1-Silyl-2,6-diketones, readily prepared by addition of (silylmethyl)metal reagents to 1,5-lactols followed by oxidation of the resultant diols, can be efficiently transformed into 3-hydroxycyclohexanones, cyclohex-2-enones, or 1-(silylmethyl)cyclopentane-1,2-diols under nucleophilic, basic, or single electron-transfer reduction conditions, respectively. The(More)
The most significant mechanism of bacterial resistance to aminoglycosides is the enzymatic inactivation of the drug. Herein, we analyze several key aspects of the aminoglycoside recognition by the resistance enzyme ANT(4') from Staphylococcus aureus, employing NMR complemented with site-directed mutagenesis experiments and measurements of the enzymatic(More)
Aminoglycoside antibiotics participate in a large variety of binding processes involving both RNA and proteins. The description, in recent years, of several clinically relevant aminoglycoside/receptor complexes has greatly stimulated the structural-based design of new bioactive derivatives. Unfortunately, design efforts have frequently met with limited(More)
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