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Nuno Alvares Pereira

Nuno Álvares Pereira, Brazilian pharmacologist (Rio de Janeiro 12 August 1920 – Rio de Janeiro 10 January 2012)
Authored over 100 scientific works mainly on natural products pharmacology
With H. Moussatché gave pioneering contributions to knowledge of corticotrophic hormones

Proposed a method for dosage of heparin

Notas sobre a padronização e ensaio da heparina. Rev. Bras. Farm. 11:423, 1953


Discovered alkaloid polyneuridine from Aspidosperma polyneuron

With L. Antonaccio, B. Gilbert, C. Dejerassi et al. Polyneuridine, a new alkaloid from Aspidosperma polyneuron and some observations on mass spectra of indole alkaloids. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 84 (2161): 70, 1962

With R.J. Siqueira Jaccoud first showed cardiotonic activity of Oxypetalum balansae (1979)

Discovered alkaloid nitidine from Fagara tingoassuiba, that is able to inhibit reverse transcriptase (1990s)
With W.B. Mors & C.T. Rizzini Medicinal Plants of Brazil with international circulation (2000)


Active Member, New York Academy of Sciences (1963)

Member, American Society of Pharmacognosy (1970)