Teresa O Ramírez-Apán

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The Copey tree (Clusia rosea) has a large distribution in Cuba and its floral resin is a rich source of polyisoprenylated benzophenones. To determine the presence of these natural products, we carried out a study by HPLC of 21 propolis samples produced by honey bees (Apis mellifera) from different provinces of Cuba. Nemorosone resulted to be the most(More)
Three new compounds, cadalen-15-oic acid (1), 3,7-dihydroxy-3(4H)-isocadalen-4-one (2), and dicadalenol (3), were isolated from the aerial parts of Heterotheca inuloides (Mexican arnica), together with the known compounds 7-hydroxycadalene (4), 7-hydroxy-4alphaH-3,4-dihydrocadalene (5), 1alpha-hydroxy-1(4H)-isocadalen-4-one (6),(More)
In this study we report the synthesis and pharmacological evaluation, in vivo as well as in vitro, of four new progesterone derivatives 4-7. The evaluation in vivo was carried out on gonadectomized male hamsters that were injected subcutaneously daily with 1 mg/Kg of testosterone (T) and/or 1 mg/Kg of finasteride, or with 2 mg/Kg of the novel compounds. It(More)
Despite the fact that Amphipterygium adstringens (usually known as "cuachalalate") is used intensively in traditional medicine throughout México, there are, to our knowledge, no previous studies concerning the actual therapeutic, anti-inflammatory properties of this species. This lack of data prompted us to evaluate the aqueous (AE) and hexane (HE) extracts(More)
The synthesis of pentacoordinated Tin(IV) compounds derived from aminoalcohols is described. The compounds were characterized by IR, 1H-, 13C-, and 119Sn-NMR, the mass spectrometry exhibits molecular ions corresponding to monomeric species. All compounds were evaluated for in vitro cytotoxic activities against five human tumor cell lines, U251 (human(More)
A series of resorcinaren-PAMAM dendrimers with benzodiazepines in the periphery were synthesized and their anticancer properties studied. The synthesized dendrimers showed potential anticancer activities, which were enhanced in the presence of a chloro-substituent in the second ring of the 5-aryl-1,4-benzodiazepine. The dendrimers were characterized by IR,(More)
Synthesis, characterization, anticancer activity, and comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) of 14 argentatin B (1) analogs are described. The effect of argentatin B derivatives on the growth of K562 (leukemia), PC-3 (prostate), U251 (CNS), and HCT-15 (colon) human cancer cell lines was determined using the sulforhodamine B test. The most active(More)
The syntheses of nine argentatin A analogs are described. These compounds were assessed for their ability to inhibit growth in vitro in four human cancer cell lines. Our results showed that the presence of either a double bond at C-1/C-2, or a bromine atom or formyl moiety at C-2 as well as the presence of an isoxazol ring in argentatin A enhanced its(More)
Tin(IV) complexes 2a--q derived from pyridine Schiff bases were prepared and characterized. Four complexes of this series were evaluated in vitro against different carcinogenic cell lines; besides their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties were also tested. Combination of mass spectrometry, multinuclear NMR and X-ray diffraction techniques evidenced(More)
Argentatins A and B are abundant triterpenes present in Parthenium argentatum. Both compounds have shown cytotoxic properties on K562, MCF-7, PC-3, HCT-15 and U251 human cancer cell lines. Furthermore the cytotoxic, cytostatic and genotoxic effects of the argentatins on proliferating lymphocytes were evaluated using cytokinesis-block micronucleus test.(More)