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Phytochemical study and evaluation of the antimalarial, antimicrobial and acetylcholinesterase inhibition activities from the São Paulo State cerrado native species


This project intent on realizes chemistry studies of native species from the São Paulo State flora with potential use for brain disorder, antimalarial and antimicrobial activities. The phytochemistry researches will be bioassay-guided by the antimalarial assay, using heme, additionally the promising samples will be evaluate in the Plasmodium strains. The enzyme acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity, which is an important target in the Alzheimer`s disease treatment, will be investigated too. On the side, the antimicrobial activity will be evaluated using Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, Haemophilus influenzae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Furthermore, the use of the HPLC-micro fractionation analysis followed by bioassays will allow us to generated the crude extracts bioactivity chromatogram, therefore we will be able to pin-point the bioactive molecules and to accelerate the phytochemistry study. The analytical methodologies will employ chromatography (CC, TLC, PTLC, GC-MS, HPLC-DAD). The chemical structure of the isolated compounds will the assign on the bases of 1D and 2D NMR experiments. Thus, the main goal of this proposal will be identify potential antimalarial, antimicrobial, and acetylcholinesterase inhibitor natural compounds from plant species, as well contribute to the ongoing natural products research in the GPNUF laboratory (UNIFRAN) to the human resource formation, and to the consolidation of the UNIFRAN M.D.-Ph.D. Program in Science (Capes, score 4). (AU)

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CAMILA SPERETA BERTANHA; SUSANE HELLEN UTRERA; VALÉRIA MARIA MELLEIRO GIMENEZ; MILTON GROPPO; MÁRCIO LUIS ANDRADE E SILVA; WILSON ROBERTO CUNHA; CARLOS HENRIQUE GOMES MARTINS; ANA HELENA JANUÁRIO; PATRÍCIA MENDONÇA PAULETTI. Antibacterial evaluation of Styrax pohlii and isolated compounds. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, v. 49, n. 4, p. 653-658, . (13/09280-6, 09/02535-3, 08/01268-9, 08/10283-1)
CUNHA, NAYANNE LARISSA; DE MENDONCA UCHOA, CAMILA JACINTHO; CINTRA, LUCAS SILVA; DE SOUZA, HERBERT CRISTIAN; PEIXOTO, JULIANA ANDRADE; SILVA, CLAUDIA PERES; MAGALHAES, LIZANDRA GUIDI; MELEIRO GIMENEZ, VALERIA MARIA; GROPPO, MILTON; RODRIGUES, VANDERLEI; et al. In Vitro Schistosomicidal Activity of Some Brazilian Cerrado Species and Their Isolated Compounds. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, . (08/01268-9, 09/00604-8)
FERREIRA, NATALIA HELEN; BARBOSA DE ANDRADE, KELLY JACQUELINE; LEANDRO, LUIS FERNANDO; ACESIO, NATHALIA OLIVEIRA; MENDES, SUZANA AMORIM; CINTRA, LUCAS SILVA; JANUARIO, ANA HELENA; TAVARES, DENISE CRISPIM. Testing of Schefflera vinosa extract in mammalian cells in vitro and in vivo for potential toxicity, genetic damage, and role of oxidation. JOURNAL OF TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH-PART A-CURRENT ISSUES, v. 79, n. 24, p. 1201-1210, . (08/01268-9, 13/13903-9)
BRAGUINE, CAIO G.; COSTA, EVELINE S.; MAGALHAES, LIZANDRA G.; RODRIGUES, VANDERLEI; DA SILVA FILHO, ADEMAR A.; BASTOS, JAIRO K.; SILVA, MARCIO L. A.; CUNHA, WILSON R.; JANUARIO, ANA H.; PAULETTI, PATRICIA M.. Schistosomicidal Evaluation of Zanthoxylum naranjillo and its Isolated Compounds against Schistosoma mansoni Adult Worms. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG SECTION C-A JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES, v. 64, n. 11-12, p. 793-797, . (08/01268-9)
HENRIQUE, CAMILA Y.; BERTANHA, CAMILA S.; ALVARENGA, TAVANE A.; SILVA, MARCIO L. A.; CUNHA, WILSON R.; JANUARIO, ANA H.; PAULETTI, PATRICIA M.. RP-HPLC method for estimation of sesamin in two Zanthoxylum species. Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies, v. 39, n. 2, p. 65-69, . (08/01268-9)

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