Antonio Pillan

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Cdc7 kinase is an essential protein that promotes DNA replication in eukaryotic organisms. Genetic evidence indicates that Cdc7 inhibition can cause selective tumor-cell death in a p53-independent manner, supporting the rationale for developing Cdc7 small-molecule inhibitors for the treatment of cancers. In this paper, the synthesis and structure-activity(More)
Cdc7 serine/threonine kinase is a key regulator of DNA synthesis in eukaryotic organisms. Cdc7 inhibition through siRNA or prototype small molecules causes p53 independent apoptosis in tumor cells while reversibly arresting cell cycle progression in primary fibroblasts. This implies that Cdc7 kinase could be considered a potential target for anticancer(More)
Cdc7 kinase is a key regulator of the S-phase of the cell cycle, known to promote the activation of DNA replication origins in eukaryotic organisms. Cdc7 inhibition can cause tumor-cell death in a p53-independent manner, supporting the rationale for developing Cdc7 inhibitors for the treatment of cancer. In this paper, we conclude the structure-activity(More)
Cdc7 kinase has recently emerged as an attractive target for cancer therapy and low-molecular-weight inhibitors of Cdc7 kinase have been found to be effective in the inhibition of tumor growth in animal models. In this paper, we describe synthesis and structure-activity relationships of new 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine derivatives identified as inhibitors of(More)
A possible bioisosterism between the benzamido and the phenylimidazolidin-2-one moieties has been suggested on the basis of the similarity between the molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) of metoclopramide, a D2 receptor antagonist with weak 5-HT3 receptor antagonist properties, and zetidoline, a D2 receptor antagonist. Starting from this premise, a(More)
A new class of compounds combining thromboxane-A2 (TxA2) receptor antagonism and thromboxane synthase inhibition is described. A first series of (E)- and (Z)-[[[2-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)ethylidene]amino]oxy]pentanoic acids showed relevant thromboxane synthase inhibition associated with weak TxA2 receptor antagonism, while a series of(More)
A series of pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline derivatives were synthesised and evaluated as inhibitors of selected enzymes of the kynurenine pathway. 7-Chloro-3-methyl-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinoline-4-carboxylic acid (7a) was found to be a relatively potent and selective inhibitor of kynurenine-3-hydroxylase (KYN-3-OHase). A molecular modelling study showed a good(More)
A series of 3-(1-imidazolyl)chroman-4-ones and 2-(1-imidazolyl)-1-tetralones II, some of their alcohols, and some related compounds were synthesized and tested for hypolipidemic activity. Compounds II, bearing appropriate lipophilic substituents on the phenyl ring, strongly reduced total serum cholesterol while raising high-density lipoprotein cholesterol(More)
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