Rodrigo O Saga Kitamura

Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, San Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Publications (4)8.52 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Bioactivity-guided fractionation of n-hexane phase from MeOH extract of the seeds of Cassia fistula L. (Leguminosae) yielded two bioactive substances against Cladosporium cladosporioides and C. sphaerospermum. After spectroscopic analysis, these compounds were characterised as the known benzyl 2-hydroxy-3,6-dimethoxybenzoate and its dimer dibenzyl 2,2'-dihydroxy-3,6,3″,6″-tetramethoxy-biphenyl-1,1'-dicarboxylate, which showed a new structural arrangement.
    Natural product research 07/2011; 26(1):36-41. · 1.01 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The CH2Cl2 and MeOH extracts from leaves of Piper caldense were subjected to chromatographic separation procedures to afford the new prenylated benzoic acid, caldensinic acid (3-[(2′E,6′E,10′E)-11′-carboxy-3′,7′,15′-trimethylhexadeca-2′,6′,10′,14′-tetraenyl]-4,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid) whose structure was determined by spectral analysis, mainly NMR (1H, 13C, HSQC, HMBC) and ESI-MS. The natural compound and derivatives displayed antifungal activity against the phytopathogenic fungi Cladosporium cladosporioides and C. sphaerospermum by direct bioautography.
    Phytochemistry Letters 01/2009; 2(3):119-122. · 1.18 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Chromatographic fractionation of a dichloromethane extract from the leaves of Piper scutifolium yielded two new isobutyl amides, scutifoliamide A ( 1) and scutifoliamide B ( 2), together with the known compounds piperolactam C ( 3), piperovatine ( 4), piperlonguminine ( 5), corcovadine ( 6), isopiperlonguminine ( 7), and isocorcovadine ( 8). From the dichloromethane extract from the leaves of P. hoffmannseggianum two new isobutyl amides, hoffmannseggiamide A ( 9) and hoffmannseggiamide B ( 10), were obtained together with the known compounds isopiperlonguminine ( 7) and isocorcovadine ( 8), sitosterol, and stigmasterol. The structures of the new compounds were established on the basis of spectroscopic data analysis. The inhibitory activity of compounds 1-10 against the growth of the fungi Cladosporium sphaerospermum and C. cladosporioides was determined by bioautography.
    Journal of Natural Products 01/2008; 70(12):2036-9. · 3.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Chromatographic separation of the CH2Cl2 extract from leaves of Peperomia serpens yielded two chromenes [5-hydroxy-8-(3',7'-dimethylocta-2',6'-dienyl)-2,2,7-trimethyl-2H-1-chromene (1) and 5-hydroxy-8-(3'-methyl-2'-butenyl)-2,2,7-trimethyl-2H-1-chromene-6-carboxylic acid (2)], besides the known chromene [methyl 5-hydroxy-2,2,7-trimethyl-2H-1-chromene-6-carboxylate (3)] and the flavonoid, dihydrooroxylin (4). Their structural elucidation were achieved by spectroscopic analyses. The antifungal activities of the CH2Cl2 extract and the isolated chromenes were measured bioautographically against Cladosporium cladosporioides and C. sphaerospermum, when it was found that the crude extract showed higher activity as compared to the pure compounds.
    Phytochemistry 12/2006; 67(21):2398-402. · 3.05 Impact Factor