Thales Ricardo Cipriani

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Maytenus ilicifolia Mart. ex. Reissek (Celastraceae), a medicinal plant known in Brazil as "espinheira-santa" is commonly used to treat gastric disorders. The effect of the flavonoid-rich fraction separated from the leaves was evaluated for its gastroprotective properties and the mechanism(s) involved in this activity. Intraperitoneal administration of the(More)
The structure of glycoconjugates has been determined by several chromatographic methods, however gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) has been widely used to identify and quantify the volatile trimethylsilyl and fluoroacyl derivatives. Adapting the reduction/acetylation strategies, we had performed the derivatization of all monosaccharide class, as(More)
Edible mushrooms are high nutritional value foods, which contain proteins, fibers, minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates. Among their carbohydrates are some polysaccharides with recognized therapeutic effects. It was reported in this manuscript the structural characterization and antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of an exopolysaccharide (EPS)(More)
Glucans comprise an important class of polysaccharides present in basidiomycetes with potential biological activities. A (1 → 3)-β-D-glucan was isolated from Pleurotus sajor-caju via extraction with hot water followed by fractionation by freeze-thawing and finally by dimethyl sulfoxide extraction. The purified polysaccharide showed a (13)C-NMR spectrum with(More)
Maytenus ilicifolia is an important plant in Brazilian folk medicine, used in many gastric disorder treatments. Low molecular weight components present in the leaves have been characterized as afzelechin, epiafzelechin, catechin, epicatechin, gallocatechin and epigallocatechin, as detected by HPLC and ESI-MS. Condensed tannins have also been found,(More)
INTRODUCTION A mannogalactan from Pleurotus ostreatoroseus (MgPr) was chemically sulfated to give MgPr-S1, which was evaluated for its anticoagulant and antithrombotic activities, bleeding tendency, and platelet aggregation. MATERIALS AND METHODS MgPr-S1 was partially characterized by HPSEC-MALLS, methylation analysis, and 13C NMR spectroscopy. Its(More)
Prunes are the dried fruits from Prunus domestica. After the purification steps, two homogeneous polysaccharides were characterised, SF-50R and SF-50E and contained Ara:Gal:Rha:GalA in 47.8:31.5:10.7:10.0 and 39.6:50.3:5.1:5.0 molar ratios, respectively. Methylation analysis and (13)C NMR spectroscopy indicated that both fractions are constituted by(More)
Phyllanthus niruri is a well-known herb widely used medicinally in Asia, Africa, and South America. Aqueous extraction of the intact plant provided an acidic arabinogalactan, which was characterized chemically, and its effects on peritoneal macrophage activation were determined. Methylation analyses and (13)C NMR spectroscopy showed it to have a complex(More)
Citrus pectin (CP), a polysaccharide composed of [→4)-α-D-GalpA-(1→]n, was submitted to one or four carboxy-reduction cycles, resulting in CP-CR1 and CP-CR4, which had 40% and 2% of GalpA units, respectively. The polysaccharides were chemically sulfated and their anticoagulant and antithrombotic effects determined. Sulfated polysaccharides (CP-S, CP-CR1S(More)
Disorders of hemostasis can produce innumerous problems. Polysaccharides have been studied both as anticoagulant and as procoagulant agents. A mannan with a main chain of α-(1 → 6)-linked-Manp units, branched at O-2 mainly by side-chains of 2-O-linked-α-Manp units was chemically sulfated, structurally characterized by NMR and GC-MS (methylation, desulfation(More)