Arianna Granese

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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)
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 large series of 3-carboxamido-7-substituted coumarins have been synthesized and tested in vitro for their human monoamine oxidase A and B (hMAO-A and hMAO-B) inhibitory activity. Taking into account all the relevant structural information on MAOs reported in the literature, we made some changes in the coumarin nucleus and examined with particular(More)
A series of coumarin-3-acyl derivatives have been synthesized and investigated for the ability to inhibit selectively monoamine oxidases. The coumarin-3-carboxylic acids, 2a-e, proved to be reversible and selective inhibitors of the MAO-B isoform, displaying pIC(50) values of particular interest: 2a shows pIC(50) 7.76 and a selectivity index (pS.I.) 2.94(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 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)
A new series of [4-(4'-substituted-phenyl)thiazol-2-yl]hydrazine derivatives were synthesized in good yield (86-99%) and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, (1)H NMR, and mass spectral studies. The compounds were assayed for their in vitro broad-spectrum antifungal activity, compared to clotrimazole and fluconazole, against 20 clinical isolates of(More)
Several (thiazol-2-yl)hydrazone derivatives from 2-, 3- and 4-acetylpyridine were synthesized and tested against human monoamine oxidase (hMAO) A and B enzymes. Most of them had an inhibitory effect in the low micromolar/high nanomolar range, being derivatives of 4-acetylpyridine selective hMAO-B inhibitors also at low nanomolar concentrations. The(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 class of selective anti-Helicobacter pylori agents, 2-oxo-2H-chromene-3-carboxamide derivatives, were prepared and evaluated for their anti-bacterial activity. All synthesized compounds showed little or no activity against different species of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and against various strains of pathogenic fungi. Some of them(More)