Cristina Tintori

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A set of 4-quinolone-3-carboxylic acids bearing different substituents on the condensed benzene ring was designed and synthesized as potential HIV-1 integrase inhibitors structurally related to elvitegravir. Some of the new compounds proved to be able to inhibit the strand transfer step of the virus integration process in the micromolar range. Docking(More)
The influenza RNA polymerase complex, which consists of the three subunits PA, PB1, and PB2, is a promising target for the development of new antiviral drugs. A large library of benzofurazan compounds was synthesized and assayed against influenza virus A/WSN/33 (H1N1). Most of the new derivatives were found to act by inhibiting the viral RNA polymerase(More)
Targeting a host factor essential for the replication of different viruses but not for the cells offers a higher genetic barrier to the development of resistance, may simplify therapy regimens for coinfections, and facilitates management of emerging viral diseases. DEAD-box polypeptide 3 (DDX3) is a human host factor required for the replication of several(More)
The synthesis of new 4-amino substituted pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidines along with their activity in cell-free enzymatic assays on Src and Abl tyrosine kinases is reported. Some compounds emerged as good dual inhibitors of the two enzymes, showed antiproliferative effects on two Bcr-Abl positive leukemia cell lines K-562 and KU-812, and induced apoptosis, as(More)
Human Pim1 (proviral integration site for Moloney murine leukemia virus) kinase is a 313-amino acid serine-threonine kinase that possesses several biological functions in cell survival, proliferation and differentiation, and its overexpression has been observed in a number of human cancers. Indeed, this kinase is a proto-oncogene that has been implicated in(More)
HIV-1 integrase (IN) is an essential enzyme for viral replication and represents an intriguing target for the development of new drugs. Although a large number of compounds have been reported to inhibit IN in biochemical assays, no drug active against this enzyme has been approved by the FDA so far. In this study, we report, for the first time, the use of(More)
Hematopoietic cell kinase (Hck) is a member of the Src family of non-receptor protein tyrosine kinases. High levels of Hck are associated with drug resistance in chronic myeloid leukemia. Furthermore, Hck activity has been connected with HIV-1. Herein, structure-based drug design efforts were aimed at identifying novel Hck inhibitors. First, an in-house(More)
As a continuation of our previous work, which resulted in the identification of a new hit compound as an HIV-1 integrase inhibitor, three novel series of salicylic acid derivatives were synthesized using three versatile and practical synthetic strategies and were assayed for their capacity to inhibit the catalytic activity of HIV-1 integrase. Biological(More)
A high-throughput molecular docking approach was successfully applied for the selection of potential inhibitors of the Influenza RNA-polymerase which act by targeting the PA-PB1 protein-protein interaction. Commercially available compounds were purchased and biologically evaluated in vitro using an ELISA-based assay. As a result, some compounds possessing a(More)
Osteosarcoma is the most frequent primitive malignant tumor of the skeletal system, characterized by an extremely aggressive clinical course that still lacks an effective treatment. Src kinase seems to be involved in the osteosarcoma malignant phenotype. We show that the treatment of human osteosarcoma cell lines with a new pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine(More)