Alessia Chelini

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A series of amidine, thiourea, and guanidine derivatives of 2-amino-6-(trifluoromethoxy)benzothiazole termed 2, 3, and 4, respectively, and structurally related to riluzole, a neuroprotective drug in many animal models of brain disease, have been synthesized. The biological activity of compounds 2a-e, 3a-f, and 4a,b was preliminarily tested by means of an(More)
Two new fluorophenylindenone derivatives were designed as potential p38α MAPK modulators by preserving the key interactions of the vicinal pyridine/fluorophenyl pharmacophore with the enzyme protein. Interestingly, these two fluorophenylindenone isomers showed divergent activities, with compound 6 behaving as an inhibitor and 5 as a putative activator.(More)
LDN-212320 (3) was found to be a potent EAAT2 activator at a translational level, restoring the normal clearance of glutamate and providing neuronal protection. Since the pharmacologic activation of EAAT2 represents a valuable strategy to relieve neuropathic pain, we synthesized novel activators (4a-f) of EAAT2. Among them 4f, analyzed in comparison with 3(More)
Neurodegenerative diseases are disorders related to the degeneration of central neurons that gradually lead to various, severe alterations of cognitive and/or motor functions. Currently, for no such diseases does any pharmacological treatment exist able to arrest its progression. Riluzole (1) is a small molecule able to interfere with multiple cellular and(More)
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