Alessandro Padova

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Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of apnoea. This study evaluates the body composition in OSAS patients compared to normal weight, pre-obese and obese subjects. Body composition has been measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in the whole body and in three different body regions. Abdominal(More)
Surgeons may occasionally encounter difficulty in visualizing the whole larynx with a direct laryngoscope. In such cases, rigid endoscopic laryngosurgery using a direct laryngoscope is an optimal solution. Multidirectional examination of the larynx using rigid endoscopes during direct laryngoscopy, leads to better control and management of the ventricle,(More)
Nafamostat mesilate (FUT-175), a synthetic serine protease inhibitor, is active against a number of the serine proteases involved in coagulation. This has been proposed as the basis of its anticoagulant activity. We investigated the reaction of Nafamostat with bovine pancreatic trypsin as a model system. It was shown to act as a time-dependent competitive(More)
Two libraries of substituted benzimidazoles were designed using a 'scaffold-hopping' approach based on reported MDM2-p53 inhibitors. Substituents were chosen following library enumeration and docking into an MDM2 X-ray structure. Benzimidazole libraries were prepared using an efficient solution-phase approach and screened for inhibition of the MDM2-p53 and(More)
Paroxysmal positional vertigo (PPV) is a high prevalence vestibular end organ disorder due to the detachment of the utricular otoconia floating in the posterior or lateral semicircular canal. In the majority of cases the etiology of PPV is unknown and it may follow viral infections, vascular disorders and head trauma. This report presents six cases (out of(More)
Alpha7 agonists were identified via GOLD (CCDC) docking in the putative agonist binding site of an alpha7 homology model and a series of aminoalkyl benzoimidazoles was synthesised to obtain potentially brain penetrant drugs. The array was prepared starting from the reaction of ortho-fluoronitrobenzenes with a selection of diamines, followed by reduction of(More)
The design and optimization of small molecule inhibitors of the murine double minute clone 2-p53 (p53-MDM2) interaction has attracted a great deal of interest as a way to novel anticancer therapies. Herein we report 3D-QSAR studies of 41 small molecule inhibitors based on the use of molecular interaction fields and docking experiments as part of an approach(More)
Among matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), gelatinases MMP-2 (gelatinase A) and MMP-9 (gelatinase B) play a key role in a number of physiological processes such as tissue repair and fibrosis. Many evidences point out their involvement in a series of pathological events, such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory processes and(More)
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