About Prof. Beatriz Garcia de la Torre

garciadelatorreb@ukzn.ac.za

De la Torre’s research interests are in the chemistry of peptides, nucleotides, peptide nucleic acids and method development. She is a Senior Research Associate at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra’s Proteomics and Protein Chemistry Unit in Barcelona. She has a long-standing commitment to peptide chemistry and applications of bioactive peptides, and has expanded her activities into the field of proteomics.

PUBLICATIONS


Naturally Occurring Oxazole-Containing Peptides.
Mhlongo JT, Brasil E, de la Torre BG, Albericio F, Mar Drugs (2020), 18(4). pii: E203. doi: 10.3390/md18040203:.


Breaking a Couple: Disulfide Reducing Agents.
Mthembu SN, Sharma A, Albericio F, de la Torre BG, Chembiochem. (2020), doi: 10.1002/cbic.202000092:.


Protocol for synthesis of di- and tri-substituted s-triazine derivatives.
El-Faham A, Sharma A, Farooq M, Almarhoon Z, Alhameed RA, Wadaan MAM, de la Torre BG, Albericio F, MethodsX (2020), 7:100825. doi: 10.1016/j.mex.2020.100825:.


The Pharmaceutical Industry in 2019. An Analysis of FDA Drug Approvals from the Perspective of Molecules.
de la Torre BG, Albericio F, Molecules (2020), 25(3). pii: E745. doi: 10.3390/molecules25030745:.


Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of a New Series of Thiazolidine-2,4-diones Carboxamide and Amino Acid Derivatives.
Abd Alhameed R, Almarhoon Z, Bukhari SI, El-Faham A, de la Torre BG, Albericio F, Molecules (2019), 25(1). pii: E105. doi: 10.3390/molecules25010105:.


Investigating Triorthogonal Chemoselectivity. Effect of Azide Substitution on the Triazine Core..
Sharma A, Sheyi R, Kumar A, El-Faham A, de la Torre BG, Albericio F., Org Lett. (2019), doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b02878:.


Bypassing Osmotic Shock Dilemma in a Polystyrene Resin Using the Green Solvent Cyclopentyl methyl Ether (CPME): A Morphological Perspective..
Al Musaimi O, El-Faham A, Almarhoon Z, Basso A, de la Torre BG, Albericio F, Polymers (Basel) (2019), 11(5). pii: E874. doi: 10.3390/polym11050874.:.


The Pharmaceutical Industry in 2018. An Analysis of FDA Drug Approvals from the Perspective of Molecules..
de la Torre B, Albericio F, Molecules (2019), 24(4): pii: E809. doi: 10.3390/molecules24040809..


2017 FDA Peptide Harvest.
Al Musaimi O, Al Shaer D, de la Torre BG, Albericio F, Pharmaceuticals (Basel) (2018), 11(2):doi: 10.3390/ph11020042.


Exploiting the Thiobarbituric Acid Scaffold for Antibacterial Activity.
Sharma A, Noki S, Zamisa SJ, Hazzah HA, Almarhoon ZM, El-Faham A, de la Torre BG, Albericio F, ChemMedChem (2018), 13(18):1923-1930.


Formation of N?-terminal 2-dialkyl amino oxazoles from guanidinated derivatives under mild conditions.
Abdel Monaim SAH, Mhlongo JT, Kumar A, El-Faham A, Albericio F, de la Torre BG, Org Biomol Chem (2018), 16(31):5661-5666.


Bacteria Hunt Bacteria through an Intriguing Cyclic Peptide.
Abdel Monaim SAH, Somboro AM, El-Faham A, de la Torre BG, Albericio F, ChemMedChem (2018), 14(1):24-51.


Exploring the Orthogonal Chemoselectivity of 2,4,6-Trichloro-1,3,5-Triazine (TCT) as a Trifunctional Linker With Different Nucleophiles: Rules of the Game..
Sharma A, El-Faham A, de la Torre BG, Albericio F, Front Chem. (2018), 6:516:doi: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00516.


Crystal structure, spectroscopic studies and theoretical studies of thiobarbituric acid derivatives: understanding the hydrogen-bonding patterns..
Sharma A, Zamisa SJ, Noki S, Almarhoon Z, El-Faham A, de la Torre BG, Albericio F., Acta Crystallogr C Struct Chem (2018), 74(Pt 12)::1703-1714.


Perfluorophenyl Derivatives as Unsymmetrical Linkers for Solid Phase Conjugation.
Alapour S, Sharma A, de la Torre BG, Ramjugernath D, Koorbanally NA, Albericio F, Front Chem (2018), 6:589: doi: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00589.


Application of Decafluorobiphenyl (DFBP) Moiety as a Linker in Bioconjugation.
Alapour S, de la Torre BG, Ramjugernath D, Koorbanally NA, Albericio F, Bioconjug Chem (2018), 29(2):225-233. doi: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00800:.


1,3,5-Triazino Peptide Derivatives: Synthesis, Characterization, and Preliminary Antileishmanial Activity.
Khattab SN, Khalil HH, Bekhit AA, Abd El-Rahman MM, de la Torre BG, El-Faham A, Albericio F, ChemMedChem. (2018), doi: 10.1002/cmdc.201700770:.


Solid-Phase Synthesis of Pyrrole Derivatives through a Multicomponent Reaction Involving Lys-Containing Peptides.
Jad YE, Gudimella SK, Govender T, de la Torre BG, Albericio F, ACS Comb Sci. (2018), doi: 10.1021/acscombsci.8b00006:.


N-methylation in amino acids and peptides: Scope and limitations.
Sharma A, Kumar A, Abdel Monaim SAH, Jad YE, El-Faham A, de la Torre BG, Albericio F, Biopolymers (2018), doi: 10.1002/bip.23110:.


Converting Teixobactin into a Cationic Antimicrobial Peptide (AMP).
Abdel Monaim SAH, Ramchuran EJ, El-Faham A, Albericio F, de la Torre BG, J Med Chem. (2017), 60(17):7476-7482.


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