Caterina Taddei

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The cellular localization of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) was investigated at the electron microscope (E.M.) in a neuroblastoma and neuroblastoma x glioma hybrid line, which differ for their ability to establish synaptic contacts. Only cells of the latter line show association of AChE to the plasmamembrane, while in the former the activity is mainly(More)
The aim of this study was to compare with known reference standards the functional in vitro alpha-1 antagonistic activity of Rec 15/2739 on noradrenaline-induced contractions of human prostate and mesenteric artery. We also characterized these tissues with regard to the alpha-1 adrenoceptor subtypes present. Comparing the apparent pKB values revealed Rec(More)
The alpha 1-adrenoceptor subtypes present in the smooth muscle of urethra and prostate of different animal species, including man, were characterized by using receptor binding techniques. In prostatic urethra and prostate membranes, [3H]prazosin labelled a single population of alpha 1-adrenoceptors (Hill coefficient not different from unity) with a high(More)
The pA2 value of several alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonists on noradrenaline-induced contractions of rat aorta, and their affinity for the cloned alpha 1a-, alpha 1b- and alpha 1d-adrenoceptor subtypes were evaluated. Selective or moderately selective alpha 1d-, partially selective alpha 1b-, selective alpha 1a- and non subtype-selective alpha 1-adrenoceptors(More)
We present an overview of several microwave photonic processing functionalities based on combinations of Mach-Zehnder and ring resonator filters using the high index contrast silicon nitride (TriPleX™) waveguide technology. All functionalities are built using the same basic building blocks, namely straight waveguides, phase tuning elements and directional(More)
In membranes prepared from rabbit liver, competition with [3H]prazosin by different alpha 1-agonists and antagonists revealed different affinities in comparison to the results obtained on rat liver membranes, and showed a good correlation with the affinity of the same compounds for the cloned alpha 1c-adrenoceptor subtype. The potencies observed on rat(More)
The enantiomers of trans-[2-(2,6-dimethoxyphenoxy)ethyl] [(3-p-tolyl-2,3-dihydro-1,4-benzodioxin-2-yl) methyl]amine (mephendioxan, 2) were synthesized from the chiral trans-3-p-tolyl-2,3-dihydro-1,4-benzodioxin-2-carboxylic acids [(+)-3 and (-)-3] which in turn were obtained through the resolution of the racemic acid with (R)- and(More)
The present studies were undertaken to examine the in vitro calcium antagonistic properties of lercanidipine (CAS 132866-11-6, Rec 15/2375) in vascular and non-vascular tissues, as well as its binding profile and in particular its affinity to the calcium channel binding sites. Lercanidipine proved to be endowed with high affinity for the dihydropyridine(More)
The binding profile of cyclazosin, a new prazosin-related alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonist, at alpha 1-, alpha 2-adrenoceptors, dopamine D2 and 5-HT1A receptors was compared to that of 5-methylurapidil, spiperone, risperidone and other prazosin-related ligands. In addition, cyclazosin was investigated at native and cloned alpha 1-adrenoceptor subtypes.(More)