University of the Balearic Islands

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Palma, Spain

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The present invention is related to the use of a separate, sequential or simultaneous combination of at least one urinary acidifier with at least one calcium phosphate crystallization inhibitor for urine acidification, and thus preventing the pH at which supersaturation of calcium phosphate is produced and consequently, renal lithiasis.


The present invention relates to the use of a separate, sequential or simultaneous combination of at least one urinary basifying agent, with at least one uric acid crystallization inhibitor for basifying urine, thus avoiding the pH value at which renal lithiasis is produced.


Patent
University of the Balearic Islands | Date: 2017-04-05

The present invention refers to the use of theobromine or its derivatives as an inhibitor of the crystallisation of uric acid to avoid the formation of uric acid crystals in urine and as a consequence renal lithiasis or specifically uric acid renal lithiasis.


The present invention is related to a composition comprising phytic acid or a phytate salt, magnesium in the form of salt, hydroxide or oxide and optionally at least one polyphenol. These components may be in isolated form or be part of an enriched plant extract. The invention is also related to the use of this composition for the treatment of renal lithiasis, preferably calcium or calcium oxalate lithiasis, either in the form of a medicament, a nutraceutical or functional food or food supplement.


The present invention is related to a composition comprising phytic acid or a phytate salt, magnesium in the form of salt, hydroxide or oxide and optionally at least one polyphenol. These components may be in isolated form or be part of an enriched plant extract. The invention is also related to the use of this composition for the treatment of renal lithiasis, preferably calcium or calcium oxalate lithiasis, either in the form of a medicament, a nutraceutical or functional food or food supplement.


The present invention is related to the use of a separate, sequential or simultaneous combination of at least one urinary acidifier with at least one calcium phosphate crystallization inhibitor for urine acidification, and thus preventing the pH at which supersaturation of calcium phosphate is produced and consequently, renal lithiasis.


Patent
University of the Balearic Islands | Date: 2017-01-18

This invention relates to a composition that comprises inositol phosphates and/or bisphosphonates, and to the use thereof to prevent the loss of substances of biological interest in the body of patients subjected to dialysis and to maintain sufficient physiological levels of said substances to regulate physiological and/or pathological processes, these substances being inhibitors of pathological crystallisation.


Patent
University of the Balearic Islands | Date: 2015-04-15

The present invention refers to the use of theobromine or its derivatives as an inhibitor of the crystallisation of uric acid to avoid the formation of uric acid crystals in urine and as a consequence renal lithiasis or specifically uric acid renal lithiasis.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2015-ETN | Award Amount: 3.46M | Year: 2016

Deictic communication is fundamental to understanding communication in both typical and atypical populations, and forms the key connection between language and objects/locations in the world. It is therefore critical to understanding human-human interaction, and human-system interaction in a range of technology applications from mobile phones to cognitive robotics and to the enhancement of clinical and educational interventions with typical and atypical populations. This ETN will train the next generation of scientists in the full range of multidisciplinary and cross-sectorial methods necessary to make significant progress in understanding deictic communication, with direct synergies between basic research and application. Training is structured around two interdisciplinary research themes Understanding Deictic Communication and Deictic Communication in Application both involving extensive and systematic co-supervision and collaboration across sites with key interplay between academic and nonacademic beneficiaries and partners. In turn we expect that a range of applications will be enhanced with increased usability, with associated societal and economic benefit. The training of the cohort of ESR fellows is based on innovative PhD training approaches, providing not only training in interdisciplinary methods, but also employing peer-assisted methods and the latest in educational innovation. This will produce a cohort of highly skilled researchers who will be highly employable given the potential contribution they will make to future research and innovation in the public and private sectors.


Frontera A.,University of the Balearic Islands
Coordination Chemistry Reviews | Year: 2013

Supramolecular chemistry of anions is a topic of continuous interest due to vital role of anions in many key chemical and biological processes. The dominant functional groups for constructing anion binding receptors are amides and amines/ammonium cations, where the key interaction to bind the anion is the hydrogen bond. This review covers systems where the binding of the anion with the receptor is through anion-π interactions, i.e., the non-covalent forces between electron-deficient aromatic systems and anions. Moreover, this review is focused to those receptors where coordination metals play a prominent role thanks to two very important characteristics: first, they are crucial for the synthesis and assembly of the receptor and, secondly, they strongly change the π-binding ability of the aromatic ligands, increasing significantly their π-acidity and, consequently, enhancing the ability of the ring to interact favorably with anions. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

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