Arianna Granese

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The methanol extract from Hypericum hircinum leaves exhibited in vitro inhibition of monoamine oxidases (MAO). Bioassay-guided fractionation led to the isolation of quercetin and five compounds identified for the first time from H. hircinum. Quercetin was the only compound with a selective inhibitory activity against MAO-A, with an IC50 value of 0.010(More)
A series of N1-thiocarbamoyl-3,5-di(hetero)aryl-4,5-dihydro-(1H)-pyrazole derivatives has been synthesized and assayed for their ability to inhibit the activity of the A and B isoforms of human monoamine oxidase (hMAO). Some of these compounds were endowed with a selective inhibitory activity against hMAO-B in the micromolar range. The most active of the(More)
A novel series of N,N'-bis[2-oxo-2H-1-benzopyran]-3-carboxamide derivatives have been synthesized and investigated for the ability to inhibit the activity of the A and B isoforms of monoamine oxidase (MAO). Some of the synthesized compounds show good selective inhibitory activity against the MAO-A isoform. Both the MAO-A and -B isoforms, deposited in the(More)
Acetylation is a key modulator of genome accessibility through decondensation of the chromatin structure. The balance between acetylation and opposite deacetylation is, in fact, a prerequisite for several cell functions and differentiation. To find modulators of the histone acetyltransferase Gcn5p, we performed a phenotypic screening on a set of newly(More)
A high performance liquid chromatography electrospray mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS) method, for the detection of corticosteroids in cosmetics has been developed. A water-acetonitrile linear gradient on a C-18 reversed-phase column was found to be suitable in separating triamcinolone and its main derivatives, which greatly differ in lipophilicity.(More)
A new series of [4-(3-methoxyphenyl)-thiazol-2-yl]hydrazyne derivatives were synthesized in good yield (71-99%) and characterized by elemental analysis and (1)H NMR studies. The compounds were assayed for their in vitro human monoamine oxidase (hMAO) inhibitory activity and selectivity and most of them showed IC(50) values in the nanomolar range, thus(More)
In order to develop new anti-Helicobacter pylori agents, a series of N1-substituted 3,5-diphenyl pyrazolines P1-P13 was prepared and evaluated for their antibacterial activity. All synthesized compounds showed little or no activity against different species of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria of clinical relevance and against various strains of(More)
A series of 2-thiazolylhydrazone derivatives have been investigated for the ability to inhibit the activity of the A and B isoforms of monoamine oxidase (MAO) selectively. All of the compounds showed high activity against both the MAO-A and the MAO-B isoforms with pKi values ranging between 5.92 and 8.14 for the MAO-A and between 4.69 and 9.09 for the MAO-B(More)
A series of 2-methylcyclohexylidene-(4-arylthiazol-2-yl)hydrazones have been investigated for their ability to inhibit selectively the activity of the human A and B isoforms of monoamine oxidase (MAO). The target compounds, which present a stereogenic center on the cyclohexane ring, were obtained as pure (R) and (S) enantiomers by enantioselective HPLC. The(More)
The present study reports on synthesis in high yields (70-99%), HPLC enantioseparation, inhibitory activity against human monoamino oxidases, and molecular modeling including 3D-QSAR studies, of a large series of (4-aryl-thiazol-2-yl)hydrazones (1-45). Most of the synthesized compounds proved to be potent and selective inhibitors of hMAO-B isoform in the(More)