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We describe here an application of the practical, simple, and reliable approach for the determination of the absolute configuration of sterically demanding tert/tert vic-diols. According to this method, it is only necessary to mix dimolybdenum tetraacteate and a chiral diol in DMSO and record the CD spectra in the 250-650 nm spectral range. From the sign of(More)
A series of new peptide dendrimers with amphiphilic surface, designed around a dendronized ornithine (Orn) core were synthesized and characterized by ESI-MS, ¹H-, ¹³C- NMR, and CD spectrometry. An improved antimicrobial potency against S. aureus and E. coli was detected as a result of an increased charge, higher branching and variable lipophilicity of the(More)
Antimicrobial drug resistance is a major human health threat. Among the many attempts to tackle this problem, the synthesis of antimicrobial compounds that mimic natural antimicrobial peptides appears as a promising approach. Peptide-based dendrimers can be designed to have higher potency than natural antimicrobial peptides and at the same time they can(More)
Novel polyfunctional small amphiphilic peptide dendrimers characterized by incorporation of a new core compounds - tris-amino acids or tetrakis-amino alcohols that originated from a series of basic amino acids - were efficiently synthesized. These new core elements yielded molecules with multiple branching and (+5)/(+6) charge at the 1-st dendrimer(More)
A series of low-generation dendrimeric peptides was synthesized in an attempt to evaluate their antimicrobial potency. All tested dendrimeric peptides in which lysine was a starting and branching element expressed moderate activity against Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 4163, and Escherichia coli NCTC 8196.
It has recently been shown that a newly synthesized peptide dendrimers possess antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli) bacteria as well as against fungal pathogens (Candida albicans) [Klajnert, B., Janiszewska, J., Urbanczyk-Lipkowska, Z., Bryszewska, M., Shcharbin, D., Labieniec, M., 2006.(More)
A series of new cationic lipopeptides containing branched, amphiphilic polar head derived from (Lys)Lys(Lys) dendron and C(8) or C(12) chain at C-end were designed, synthesized and characterized. Antimicrobial in vitro activity expressed as minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) was evaluated against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and yeasts from(More)
A series of new, low molecular mass, lysine-based peptide dendrimers with varying distribution of cationic and aromatic groups in the structure were synthesized. They expressed antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli) bacteria as well as against fungal pathogens (Candida albicans). Their(More)
A concept of application of dendrimer chemistry for construction of 'non-sequential pharmacophore', mimicking active conformation of linear antimicrobial peptides, is introduced. It resulted in the synthesis of a family of low- molecular-weight basic peptide dendrimers with antimicrobial properties against Staphylococcus aureus (Gram-positive), Escherichia(More)