Daniela Monti

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Ciclopirox is a topical antimycotic agent belonging to the chemical class of hydroxypyridones and not related to azoles or any other class of antifungal agents. Its antimicrobial profile includes nearly all of the clinically relevant dermatophytes, yeasts and moulds, and is therefore broader than that of most other antimycotics. It is also active against(More)
Interaction of bilirubin with phospholipid bilayers was studied at physiological pH above and below the gel-liquid crystalline phase transition of small unilamellar vesicles of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine. Chromatographic, calorimetric and 1H-NMR evidences strongly suggest that dianion form of bilirubin binds to the polar heads of the(More)
A screening of 16 different fungal strains was performed under different cultivation conditions, using L-rhamnose or L-rhamnose-containing flavonoid glycosides (rutin, hesperidin, and naringin) as specific inducers. No significant constitutive production of alpha-L-rhamnosidases was detected in noninduced cultures, while high levels of these glycosidase(More)
A batch of the immobilized industrial biocatalyst glutaryl-7-ACA acylase (GA), one of the two enzymes involved in the biotransformation of cephalosporin C (CefC) into 7-aminocephalosporanic acid (7-ACA), was characterized. K(m) value for glutaryl-7-ACA was 5 mM. Enzyme activity was found to be optimal at pH between 7 and 9.5 and to increase with temperature(More)
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-dependent 7α-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (7α-HSDH) and 7β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (7β-HSDH) from Clostridium absonum catalyze the epimerization of primary bile acids through 7-keto bile acid intermediates and may be suitable as biocatalysts for the synthesis of bile acids derivatives of pharmacological(More)
A positively charged liposomal formulation for topical administration of acyclovir (ACV) was investigated in comparison with a commercial ACV ointment, by determining the pharmacokinetic profile of the drug in the aqueous humor of rabbits after topical administration. The ointment was tested at two different strengths: undiluted (3.0%) and diluted to the(More)
The aims of this work were (a) to develop a simple and reproducible procedure for percutaneous absorption and distribution tests of sunscreens using one human skin culture model (Epiderm 606; reconstructed epidermis, RE), (b) to compare the said model with rat skin (RS) in vitro and (c) to evaluate the effect of different formulations. The cutaneous(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to investigate the corneal protective and healing properties of arabinogalactan (AG), a natural polysaccharide present in conifers of the genus Larix (Larch). AG was tested in comparison with other two polysaccharides possessing well-established properties in the treatment of dry eye: tamarind seed polysaccharide and(More)
Ginsenoside Rg1 (1), the most representative Ginsenoside from Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer belonging to the protopanaxatriol family, has been galactosylated by action of the beta-(1,4)-galactosyltransferase (GalT) from bovine colostrum, using UDP-galactose as an activated sugar donor. The enzyme showed the well-known specificity for the formation of a(More)