Alessandra Giardini

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A series of novel hybrid compounds obtained by the attachment of anhydrovinblastine, vinorelbine, and vindoline to thiocolchicine, podophyllotoxin, and baccatin III are described. Two types of diacyl spacers are introduced. The influence of the hybrid compounds on tubulin polymerization is reported. The results highlight the importance of the length of the(More)
A dynamic combinatorial library of thiocolchicine-podophyllotoxin derivatives based on the disulfide bond exchange reaction is described. The influence of a biological target on the composition of the reaction mixture has been demonstrated. Use of high-resolution ESI mass spectrometry to evaluate the composition of the mixture shows promise for the design(More)
[reaction: see text] Total synthesis of aloperine and 6-epi-aloperine is reported. The crucial steps of the synthetic strategy are an aza-annulation reaction and an intermolecular Diels-Alder reaction. The synthetic plan proceeds from commercially available piperidine-2-ethanol.
Pharmacophore-based structural identification, synthesis, and structure-activity relationships of a new class of muscarinic M3 receptor antagonists, the diaryl imidazolidin-2-one derivatives, are described. The versatility of the discovered scaffold allowed for several structural modifications that resulted in the discovery of two distinct classes of(More)
Synthesis and biological activity of a novel class of quaternary ammonium salt muscarinic M3 receptor antagonists, showing high selectivity versus the M2 receptor, are described. Selected compounds exhibited potent anticholinergic properties, in isolated guinea-pig trachea, and good functional selectivity for trachea over atria. In vivo, the same compounds(More)
Synthesis of Delta(7,8)-morphinan-6-one by Grewe cyclization and bromoketalization reaction as crucial steps is described. Introduction of a hydroxyl group at 14-position is demonstrated by direct oxidation with MnO(2) in the presence of silica gel.
Question: A 50-year-old man with a previous history of recurrent abdominal pain presented to the emergency room with a new flare of epigastric pain and vomiting. Laboratory analysis revealed elevated amylase levels (730 U/L) with no other abnormalities. He did not drink or smoke and had no medical intolerances. No previous surgeries were reported. Abdominal(More)
Twenty-nine strains of mastitis pathogens were used to study the antibacterial activity of the cell-free supernatants (CFS) of 25 strains of Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis. Out of the tested strains, only the CFS of L. lactis LL11 and SL153 were active, inhibiting and killing most of the pathogens. By means of ultra-performance liquid chromatography/high(More)
The bifunctional taxoid-colchicinoid hybrids 6-8 were synthesized and evaluated in assays of cytotoxicity and tubulin assembly/disassembly. All compounds showed a high degree of cytotoxicity, but, while 6 and 7 behaved as bifunctional tubulin binders not unlike an equimolecular mixture of taxol and thiocolchicine, 8 was surprisingly devoid of tubulin(More)
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