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 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)
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 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)
The present report provides a extended study of the chemistry, the inhibitory activity against monoamino oxidases (MAO), and molecular modeling including the 3D-QSAR hypothesis of 1,3,5-trisubstituted-4,5-dihydro-(1H)-pyrazole derivatives. Four series of about eighty novel pyrazoline derivatives were prepared and investigated for their ability to inhibit(More)
A novel series of 1-thiocarbamoyl-3,5-diaryl-4,5-dihydro-(1H)-pyrazole derivatives have been synthesized and investigated for the ability to inhibit selectively the activity of the A and B isoforms of monoamine oxidase (MAO). All the synthesized compounds show high activity against both the MAO-A and the MAO-B isoforms with Ki values between 27 and 4 nM and(More)
This report describes novel pyrazoline derivatives investigated for their ability to selectively inhibit the activity of the A and B isoforms of monoamine oxidase. These new synthetic compounds proved to be reversible, potent, and selective inhibitors of monoamine oxidase-A rather than of monoamine oxidase-B, and are promising candidates to further advance(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)
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)