Amedea Manfredi

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
The chloroperoxidase-catalyzed and horseradish peroxidase catalyzed oxidations of sulfides by tert-butyl and other peroxides have been investigated. The former metal enzyme afforded the corresponding sulfoxides having R absolute configuration in up to 92% enantiomeric excess (ee), whereas the latter gave racemic products. The various factors that control(More)
Polyamidoamines (PAAs) are a well-known family of synthetic biocompatible and biodegradable polymers, which can be prepared as soft hydrogels characterized by low interfacial tension and tunable elasticity. For the first time we report here on the in vivo performance of a PAA hydrogel implant as scaffold for tissue engineering. In particular, an amphoteric(More)
Current malaria therapeutics demands strategies able to selectively deliver drugs to Plasmodium-infected red blood cells (pRBCs) in order to limit the appearance of parasite resistance. Here, the poly(amidoamines) AGMA1 and ISA23 have been explored for the delivery of antimalarial drugs to pRBCs. AGMA1 has antimalarial activity per se as shown by its(More)
This paper reports on the synthesis and physico-chemical, mechanical, and biological characterization of two sets of poly(amidoamine) (PAA) hydrogels with potential as scaffolds for in vivo peripheral nerve regeneration. They are obtained by polyaddition of piperazine with N,N'-methylenebis(acrylamide) or 1,4-bis(acryloyl)piperazine with 1,2-diaminoethane(More)
In this paper we report on the investigation, as DNA nonviral carriers, of three samples of an amphoteric polyamidoamine bearing 4-aminobutylguanidine deriving units, AGMA5, AGMA10, and AGMA20, characterized by different molecular weights (M(w) 5100, 10100, and 20500, respectively). All samples condensed DNA in spherical, positively charged nanoparticles(More)
This paper reports on a novel application of an amphoteric water-soluble polyamidoamine named AGMA1 bearing 4-butylguanidine pendants. AGMA1 is an amphoteric, prevailingly cationic polyelectrolyte with isoelectric point of about 10. At pH 7.4 it is zwitterionic with an average of 0.55 excess positive charges per unit, notwithstanding it is highly(More)
Three-component nanocomposites, constituted by a superparamagnetic iron oxide core coated with a polymeric surfactant bearing tightly bound Re(CO)3 moieties, were prepared and fully characterized. The water soluble and biocompatible surfactant was a linear poly(amidoamine) copolymer (PAA), containing cysteamine pendants in the minority part (ISA23SH), able(More)
Poly(amidoamine)s (PAAs) are multifunctional tert-amine polymers endowed with high structural versatility. Here we report on the screening of a minilibrary of PAAs against a panel of viruses. The PAA AGMA1 showed antiviral activity against herpes simplex virus, human cytomegalovirus, human papillomavirus 16, and respiratory syncytial virus but not against(More)
A new amphoteric copolymer, PhenISA, has been obtained by copolymerization of 4-(4'-aminobutyl)-1,10-phenanthroline (BAP) with 2-methylpiperazine and bis(acrylamido)acetic acid (BAC) (6% of phenanthroline-containing repeating units). The copolymer showed excellent solubility in water, where it self-aggregated to give clear nanoparticle suspensions(More)