Hyperglycemia-induced endothelial hyperpermeability is crucial to cardiovascular disorders and macro-vascular complications in diabetes mellitus. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of green tea polyphenols (GTPs) on endothelial hyperpermeability and the role of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) pathway. Male Wistar… (More)
Itralamides A and B were isolated from the lipophilic extract of Lyngbya majuscula collected from the eastern Caribbean. Itralamide B (1) showed cytotoxic activity towards human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293, IC50 = 6 μM). Preliminary studies disapproved the proposed stereochemistry of itralamide. In this paper, we will provide a full account of the total… (More)
Hexadepsipeptide 2, the precursor of Hirsutellide A (1), was synthesized in an overall yield of 45% from N-Boc-Me-Gly via three coupling reactions using dicyclohexylcarbodiimide (DCC), O-(7-azabenzotriazol-1-yl)-N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl- uronium hexafluorophosphate (HATU) and bis(2-oxo-3-oxazolidinyl)phosphinic chloride (BOP-Cl), respectively.