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Clioquinol, a 8-hydroxyquinoline derivative, is producing very encouraging results in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Its biological effects are most likely ascribed to complexation of specific metal ions, such as copper(II) and zinc(II), critically associated with protein aggregation and degeneration processes in the brain. We report here, for(More)
To assess the stereochemical requirements for efficient alpha2C-adrenoreceptor activation, the enantiomeric forms of m-nitrobiphenyline [(+/-)-5] were prepared and tested on cells expressing the human alpha2-adrenoreceptor subtypes. The importance of chirality was confirmed, since the enantiomer (R)-(+)-5 was much more efficient than (S)-(-)-5 in producing(More)
The use of adenovirus (Ad) as vaccine vectors is hindered by pre-existing immunity to human Ads in most of the human population. In order to overcome this limitation, uncommon alternative Ad serotypes need to be utilized. In this study, an E1-E3 deleted recombinant Ad based on the chimpanzee serotype 3 (ChAd3) was engineered to express human(More)
Single crystals of the reduced form of Cu, Zn superoxide dismutase (space group P2(1)2(1)2(1), one dimer per asymmetric unit) have been obtained and their X-ray structure refined at 1.9 A resolution. The structure shows that the imidazolate bridge is maintained in the present crystalline form. It is confirmed that in solution the bridge is broken and the(More)
Metoprolol, a widely used adrenoreceptor blocking drug, is commonly administered as the succinate or tartrate salt. The structure of metoprolol succinate, C(15)H(26)NO(3) (+)·0.5C(4)H(4)O(4) (2-), is characterized by the presence of ribbons in which cations, generated by N-protonation of the metoprolol mol-ecules, are hydrogen bonded to succinate anions.(More)
Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase was investigated crystallographically in the reduced form. Co-ordinate errors were estimated by comparing two independently refined models, based on two different data sets. This gave a detailed error estimation as opposed to the standard sigma A and Luzzati plots, which estimate only the overall error. The high quality of the(More)
The physico-chemical and structural characterization of diacerhein, an anthraquinone with antiinflammatory activity, employed in the symptomatic treatment of inflammatory osteoarthritis, is reported. The combined use of FT-IR, DSC, X-ray powder and single-crystal diffraction has provided a valuable tool to fully characterize the title compound. The X-ray(More)
The crystal structure of a complex of terbium(III) with quinizarine 2-sulfonate has been solved by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. The metal cation is coordinated by two adjacent phenolate and quinone oxygens of the anthraquinone moiety of a quinizarine sulfonate anion and by six water molecules. To our knowledge, this is the first structure of a(More)
The crystal structure of the title compound, C(18)H(13)NO(4), the oxidized form of the drug aminaftone used in venous disease therapy, is characterized by the presence of ribbons of hydrogen-bonded mol-ecules parallel to the [111] crystallographic direction and by stacking inter-actions between rings [centroid-centroid distance between quinone rings = 3.684(More)