Vanessa Cavaleiro Corrêa

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Adenophostin A is the most potent known agonist of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP(3)) receptors. Ca(2+) release from permeabilized hepatocytes was 9.9 +/- 1.6-fold more sensitive to adenophostin A (EC(50), 14.7 +/- 2.4 nM) than to InsP(3) (145 +/- 10 nM), consistent with the greater affinity of adenophostin A for hepatic InsP(3) receptors (K(d) = 0.48(More)
Clustered disaccharide analogues of adenophostin A (2), i.e. mono-, di-, and tetravalent derivatives 6-8, respectively, were synthesized and evaluated as novel ligands for the tetrameric D-myo-inositol 1,4, 5-trisphosphate receptor (IP(3)R). The synthesis was accomplished via Sonogashira coupling of propargyl 2-O-acetyl-5-O-benzyl-3-O-(3, 4-di-O-acetyl-2,(More)
Fura-2 and BAPTA were previously shown to be competitive antagonists of inositol trisphosphate (InsP3) receptors, but for practical reasons the analyses were performed at pH 8.3. We recently developed a scintillation proximity assay (SPA) for pure cerebellar InsP3 receptors which allows low affinity interactions to be characterized and is readily applicable(More)
Syntheses of 3'-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-1-beta-D-ribofuranosidoimidazole 2',3'', 4''-trisphosphate (7) and 3'-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-9-beta-D-ribofuranosidopurine 2',3'',4''- trisphosphate (8), two analogues of the superpotent 1D-myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor agonist adenophostin A (2), are described. 5-O-Benzyl-1,(More)
The distances between the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP(3))-binding sites of tetrameric IP(3) receptors were probed using dimers of IP(3) linked by poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) molecules of differing lengths (1-8 nm). Each of the dimers potently stimulated (45)Ca(2+) release from permeabilized cells expressing predominantly type 1 (SH-SY5Y cells) or type(More)
The synthesis of 1-O-[(3S,4R)-3-hydroxytetrahydrofuran-4-yl]-alpha-D-glucopyranosid e 3,4,3'-trisphosphate (7), a novel Ca2+ mobilising agonist at the Ins(1,4,5)P3 receptor, designed by excision of two motifs of adenophostin A is reported, defining a potential minimal structure for potent glucopyranoside-based agonists of Ins(1,4,5)P3 receptors.
The synthesis of a series of tetrahydrofuranyl alpha- and beta-xylopyranoside trisphosphates, designed by excision of three motifs of adenophostin A is reported. The synthetic route features improved preparations of allyl alpha-D-xylopyranoside and its 2-O-benzyl ether, and gives access to four diastereoisomeric trisphosphates, which show a range of(More)
The high affinity of adenophostin A for 1D-myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate [Ins(1,4,5)P(3)] receptors may be related to an alteration in the position of its 2'-phosphate group relative to the corresponding 1-phosphate group in Ins(1,4,5)P(3). To investigate this possibility, two bicyclic trisphosphates 9 and 10, designed to explore the effect of relocating(More)
PURPOSE to identify the profile, tendency and causes of maternal death by pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Paraná. METHODS descriptive, transversal cohort study on maternal death by pre-eclampsia/eclampsia from 1997 to 2005. Data were obtained from case studies prepared by Maternal Death Committees that employ the Reproductive Age Mortality Survey Method to(More)
Epimeric C-glycoside based polyphosphates, alpha- and beta-D-glucopyranosylmethanol 3,4,1'-trisphosphates (8 and 9) were prepared from D-glucose. The key intermediate, allyl 2,6-di-O-benzyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside, was prepared in five steps (67% yield) from allyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside without the need for chromatography. Compounds 8 and 9 were shown to(More)