Alessandra Locatelli

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In this work we describe the synthesis of a series of imidazo[2,1-b]thiazoles and 2,3-dihydroimidazo[2,1-b]thiazoles connected by means of a methylene bridge to CoQ(0). These compounds were tested as specific inhibitors of the NADH:ubiquinone reductase activity in mitochondrial membranes. The imidazothiazole system when bound to the quinone ring in place of(More)
This paper reports synthesis and antitumor activity of new guanylhydrazones from imidazo[2,1-b]thiazoles and from the new heterocyclic system thiazolo[2',3':2,3]imidazo[4,5-c]quinoline. The compounds were tested as potential antitumor agents at the National Cancer Institute. The effect of the guanylhydrazone of(More)
The design, synthesis, and rapid evaluation of a new class of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors related to donepezil are reported. A molecular dynamics simulation of the complex between AChE and one representative compound of the series showed a possible inhibitor binding mode in which favorable interactions are formed between the benzylpiperidinone(More)
The synthesis of a new series of imidazo[2,1-b]thiazole derivatives is described. They were tested as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors by means of a chemiluminescent method suitable for high throughput screening. The compounds without quaternization had no appreciable inhibitory potency probably because they are poorly soluble in water. The corresponding(More)
The synthesis of substituted 3-(5-imidazo[2,1-b]thiazolylmethylene)-2-indolinones and analogues is reported. Their cytotoxic activity was evaluated according to protocols available at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, MD. The action of selected compounds was examined for potential inhibition of tubulin assembly in comparison with the potent(More)
The synthesis of new 3-(5-imidazo[2,1-b]thiazolylmethylene)-2-indolinones and 3-(5-imidazo[2,1-b]thiadiazolylmethylene)-2-indolinones is reported. The antitumor activity was evaluated according to the protocols available at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, MD. To investigate the mechanism of action of the most potent antitumor agent of this(More)
The synthesis, characterization, and functional in vitro assays in cardiac tissues and smooth muscle (vascular and nonvascular) of a number of 4-imidazo[2,1- b]thiazole-1,4-dihydropyridines are reported. The binding properties for the novel compounds have been investigated and the interaction with the binding site common to other aryl-dihydropyridines has(More)
This paper reports the synthesis of a new series of 3-(5-imidazo[2,1-b]thiazolylmethylene)-2-indolinones which were tested as potential antitumor agents at the National Cancer Institute. Two derivatives are now under review by BEC (Biological Evaluation Committee of NCI). To investigate the mechanism of action, the effect on cell cycle progression was(More)
This paper reports the synthesis of compounds formed by two indole systems separated by a heterocycle (pyridine or piperazine). As a primary screening, the new compounds were submitted to the National Cancer Institute for evaluation of antitumor activity in the human cell line screen. The pyridine derivatives were far more active than the piperazine(More)