Andrea Bassignana

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Celecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) developed as a selective inhibitor of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). Despite the associated cardiovascular toxicity risk, celecoxib has been found to be effective in reducing cancer risk in animal and human studies. In the present study the antiproliferative activity of novel nitro-oxy-methyl(More)
It has been shown previously that a novel nitrooxy derivative of celecoxib exerts antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic effects in human colon cancer cells. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether these biological properties depend on COX-2 inhibition and/or NO release. Therefore, the derivative was decomposed into the parent compound celecoxib and the(More)
The inducible COX-2 enzyme is over-expressed in human breast cancer and its over-expression generally correlates with angiogenesis, deregulation of apoptosis and worse prognosis. This observation may explain the beneficial effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and COX-2 inhibitors on breast cancer treatment. Here, we evaluated the antiproliferative(More)
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