Zofia Urbańczyk-Lipkowska

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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)
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)
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)
Molecular modeling techniques provide a powerful tool to study the properties of molecules and their interactions at the molecular level. The use of computational techniques to predict interaction patterns and molecular properties can inform the design of drug delivery systems and therapeutic agents. Dendrimers are hyperbranched macromolecular structures(More)
Four low molecular mass lysine dendrimers were synthesized by Boc chemistry in solution (155 and 169) and Fmoc chemistry on solid support (P2 and P13). The structure and fragmentation mode of the above dendrimers was investigated in gas phase by the LSI-MS and ESI-MS techniques. (1)H and (13)C NMR analysis in solution (d(6)-DMSO) allowed to confirm the(More)
Six novel imidazoline derivatives were synthesized and tested in antifungal assays. One of the compounds, N-cyclohexyl-2-imino-3-(4-nitrophenyl)imidazolidine-1-carboxamide showed moderate activity against several clinical strains of Candida albicans. Its structure was solved by X-ray crystallography and its mode of action was deduced using molecular(More)
Glioblastomas are the most common malignant primary brain tumours in adults and one of the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat cancers. No effective treatment exits actually for this tumour and new therapeutic approaches are needed for this disease. One possible innovative approach involves the nanoparticle-mediated specific delivery of drugs and/or(More)
In the title compound, C(9)H(11)NO·0.5H(2)O, the asymmetric unit contains two similar mol-ecules of 5,6,7,8-tetra-hydro-quinoline 1-oxide and one water mol-ecule. The water mol-ecule links the two O atoms of both independent N-oxides into dimers via O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network along [101], which is additionally stabilized by(More)
The reaction of 23-oxotigogenin acetate with TMSOTf in THF afforded the corresponding bisnorcholanic lactone in 60% yield. The analogous reactions carried out in dichloromethane or benzene gave the rearranged products--the isomeric spirostanic ketone (10-15%) and bisfuran (40-42%). Similar products were also obtained upon treatment of 23,24-epoxysapogenins(More)
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