Chiara Costagli

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In recent papers (Catarzi, D.; et al. J. Med. Chem. 1999, 42, 2478-2484; 2000, 43, 3824-3826; 2001, 44, 3157-3165) we reported the synthesis of a set of 4,5-dihydro-4-oxo-1,2,4-triazolo[1,5-a]quinoxaline-2-carboxylates (TQXs) that were active at the Gly/NMDA and/or AMPA receptors. In the present work the synthesis and Gly/NMDA, AMPA, and KA receptor binding(More)
Based on our 3-hydroxy-7-chloroquinazoline-2,4-dione derivatives, previously reported as antagonists at ionotropic glutamate receptors, we synthesized new 3-hydroxyquinazoline-2,4-diones bearing a trifluoromethyl group at the 7-position and different groups at position 6. Glycine/NMDA, AMPA and kainate receptor binding data showed that the 7-trifluoromethyl(More)
Quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSARs) represent a very well consolidated computational approach to correlate structural or property descriptors of chemical compounds with their chemical or biological activities. We have recently reported that autocorrelation Molecular Electrostatic Potential (autoMEP) vectors in combination to Partial(More)
The synthesis and Gly/NMDA, AMPA and KA receptor binding activities of some 3-hydroxy-quinazoline-2,4-dione derivatives are reported. The binding data, together with functional antagonism studies, showed that the 3-hydroxy-quinazoline-2,4-dione moiety can be considered a useful scaffold to obtain selective Gly/NMDA and AMPA receptor antagonists. In fact,(More)
A selected set of 1-aryl-7,8-methylenedioxy-2,3-benzodiazepin-4-ones and their analogues were evaluated for their ability to bind the competitive and noncompetitive sites of the AMPA receptors complex as well as to the glycine site of the NMDA receptors. The results put in evidence that most of the test compounds, despite a close structural similarity with(More)
This paper reports the synthesis and AMPA, Gly/NMDA, and KA receptor binding affinities of a new set of 1,9-disubstituted-8-chloro-pyrazolo[1,5-c]quinazoline-2-carboxylates 2-34. Binding data show that, in general, compounds 2-34 bind to the AMPA receptor with good affinity and selectivity. In particular, the obtained results indicate that the contemporary(More)
N1-substituted bicyclic pyrazole amino acids (S)-9a-9c and (R)-9a-9c, which are conformationally constrained analogues of glutamic acid, were prepared via a strategy based on a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition. The new amino acids were tested for activity at ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptors. Some of them turned out to be selective for the NMDA(More)
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