Zbigniew Kałuża

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Despite the antibiotic activity and the attractiveness of β-lactams, the solid-phase synthesis of this class of compounds has been barely reported. Now the diastereoselective synthesis of the 1-oxacepham 2 from the resin-bound β-lactam derivative 1 has been achieved in five steps. The synthesis of 2 and other 1-oxacephams is attractive because all the(More)
Novel diamine ligands with spiro indane-2,2′-pyrrolidine scaffold were synthesized starting from Seebach’s oxazolidinone 6 and were subsequently employed in asymmetric Henry reaction. Following the initial experimental findings, further synthesis resulted in two types of spiro diamines, with varying substituents at both nitrogen atoms. Ligands of type A,(More)
Evaluation of the cytotoxicity of novel octahydropyrazin[2,1-a:5,4-a']diisoquinoline derivatives (1a-2c) employing a 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay and inhibition of [(3)H]thymidine incorporation into DNA demonstrated that these compounds were more active than etoposide and camptothecin in both MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 human(More)
The relationship between chiroptical properties of differently substituted 5-dethia-5-oxacephams and their respective molecular structures was investigated. The amide chromophore of the beta-lactam unit in these compounds was found to be nonplanar with a shallow pyramidal configuration at the nitrogen atom. Due to the nonplanarity, the beta-lactam system(More)
With an imide derived from L-tartaric acid as the starting material, ent-erysotramidine was synthesized for the first time. The synthesis features the use of the enantiopure synthon, prepared in a set of highly stereoselective reactions, including N-acyliminium cyclization, dihydrofuranyl ring formation via silver-catalyzed intramolecular alcohol addition(More)
In this study, we evaluated the cytotoxic activity and antiproliferative potency of novel octahydropyrazin[2,1-a:5,4-a']diisoquinoline derivatives (1-7) in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell lines. Annexin V binding assay and disruption of the mitochondrial potential were performed to determine apoptosis. The activity of caspases 3, 8, 9, and 10 was(More)
A new class of highly functionalized tetrahydroisoquinolines with a quaternary carbon stereocenter was synthesized starting from an easily accessible L-tartaric acid. Nine strains of bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus salivarius, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, Moraxella catarrhalis,(More)
Mucin 1 (MUC1) is overexpressed in various cancer cells especially in breast cancer cells. There are known research works on the use of anti-MUC1 antibody with docetaxel in ovarian cancer, but there are no data about combined therapy platinum compounds with anti-MUC1 in breast cancer. The aim of the study was to evaluate the antiproliferative properties of(More)
The synthesis of oxacephalotin and oxacephamandol, which are more active than natural, sulfur-containing congeners, and the isolation of clavulanic acid, a potent inhibitor of beta-lactamase enzymes, directed attention of many academic and industrial laboratories the synthesis of oxygen analogues of penicillins and cephalosporins. The present review focuses(More)
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