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α-Azido aldehydes can be employed in Passerini reactions with isocyanides and various propiolic acids to afford the three-component adducts in moderate to good yields. These compounds undergo a straightforward azide-alkyne dipolar cycloaddition to furnish triazolo-fused dihydrooxazinones.
Creatine is an amino acid that has a pivotal role in energy metabolism of cells. Creatine acts as an “ATP shuttle”, carrying ATP to the sites where it is utilized, through its reversible phosphorylation by creatine kinase. Moreover, the creatine-phosphocreatine system delays ATP depletion during anoxia or ischemia, thus exerting a neuroprotective role… (More)
The synthesis of new conformationally biased cyclic pentapeptides, incorporating the RGD sequence, and built around a tetrahydroazoninone scaffold, is reported. They exhibit interesting activity towards integrin alphaVbeta3 and a remarkable selectivity in comparison with integrin alphaVbeta5.
The cystic ﬁbrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is a chloride channel present in the membrane of epithelial cells. Mutations affecting the CFTR gene cause cystic fibrosis (CF), a multi-organ severe disease. The most common CF mutation, F508del, impairs the processing and activity (gating) of CFTR protein. Other mutations, like G551D, only… (More)
The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA), in addition to regulating physiological functions in plants, is also produced and released by several mammalian cell types, including human granulocytes, where it stimulates innate immune functions via an increase of the intracellular cAMP concentration ([cAMP]i). We synthesized several ABA analogs and evaluated the… (More)
Research progress is often promoted by unexpected results that open the way to new scenarios. In this communication, an unprecedented condensation of arylacetic acids and isocyanides and the unusual base-mediated rearrangement of the resulting products to give two novel classes of polysubstituted pyrrolones and pyrrolidinediones are reported.
The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA), in addition to regulating several important physiological functions in plants, is also produced and released by human granulocytes and monocytes where it stimulates cell activities involved in the innate immune response. Here we describe the properties of an ABA synthetic analog that competes with the hormone for… (More)
Enantiomerically pure 4,5-dihydro-1H-benzo[c]azepines with three contiguous stereogenic centers have been assembled by convergent strategy with a good control of diastereoselectivity. The two steps are as follows: an asymmetric organocatalytic Mannich reaction performed on Boc-imines of o-(azidomethyl)benzaldehydes, followed by a one-pot… (More)