Anna Checchia

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The discovery of new highly potent and selective triple reuptake inhibitors is reported. The new classes of 1-(aryl)-6-[alkoxyalkyl]-3-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexanes and 6-(aryl)-6-[alkoxyalkyl]-3-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexanes are described together with detailed SAR. Appropriate decoration of the scaffolds was achieved with the help of a triple reuptake inhibitor(More)
Herein we report a detailed description of the structure-activity relationships for a novel series of "C-linked" 1,2,4-triazolylazabicyclo[3.1.0]hexanes. These derivatives are endowed with very high in vitro affinity and selectivity for the dopamine D(3) receptor. An optimization with respect to undesired affinity toward the hERG potassium channel is also(More)
A paucity of novel acting antibacterials is in development to treat the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance, particularly in Gram-negative hospital pathogens, which has led to renewed efforts in antibiotic drug discovery. Fluoroquinolones are broad-spectrum antibacterials that target DNA gyrase by stabilizing DNA-cleavage complexes, but their clinical(More)
The discovery of new highly potent and selective dopamine D3 receptor antagonists has recently permitted characterization of the role of the dopamine D3 receptor in a wide range of preclinical animal models. A novel series of 1,2,4-triazol-3-yl-thiopropyl-tetrahydrobenzazepines demonstrating a high level of D3 affinity and selectivity with an excellent(More)
Ramoplanin is a glycolipodepsipeptide antibiotic active against Gram-positive bacteria including vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Ramoplanin inhibits bacterial cell wall biosynthesis by a mechanism different from that of glycopeptides and hence does not show cross-resistance with these antibiotics. The systemic use of ramoplanin has been so far prevented(More)
The discovery of new highly potent and selective dopamine (DA) D(3) receptor antagonists has recently allowed the characterization of the DA D(3) receptor in a range of preclinical animal models of drug addiction. A novel series of 1,2,4-triazol-3-yl-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexanes, members of which showed a high affinity and selectivity for the DA D(3) receptor(More)
Within the continuous quest for the discovery of novel compounds able to treat anxiety and depression, the generation of a pharmacophore model for 5-HT2C receptor antagonists and the discovery of a new class of potent and selective 5-HT2C molecules are reported.
[structure: see text]. A small library of cyclic RGD pseudopentapeptides incorporating stereoisomeric 6,5- and 7,5-fused bicyclic lactams was synthesized with the aim of developing active and selective integrin antagonists. The solid-phase synthesis and activity of these RGD derivatives is described. The approach led to two of the most active known(More)
A pharmacophore model for triple reuptake inhibitors and the new class of 1-(aryl)-6-[alkoxyalkyl]-3-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexanes were recently reported. Further investigation in this area led to the identification of a new series of potent and selective triple reuptake inhibitors endowed with good developability characteristics. Excellent bioavailability and(More)