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Glioblastoma multiforme is the most commonly diagnosed malignant primary brain tumour in adults. Invasive behaviour is the pathological hallmark of malignant gliomas; consequently, its inhibition has been suggested as a therapeutic strategy. Tumour cell-derived gelatinases (matrix metalloproteinase-2, matrix metalloproteinase-9) can be considered prime(More)
New N-arylsulfonyl-substituted alkoxyaminoaceto hydroxamic acid derivatives of types 8 and 10 designed as oxa-analogues of known sulfonamide-based MMPi of types 2 and 7 were synthesized and tested for their inhibitory activities on some matrix metalloproteinases. The combination of a biphenylsulfonamide group with oxyamino oxygen in the pharmacophoric(More)
Ab initio calculations (B3LYP/Lanl2DZ level of theory) were performed in this study to determine all the structural and catalytic zinc parameters required in order to study MMPs and their complexes with hydroxamate inhibitors by means of the AMBER force field. The parameters thus obtained were used in order to study the docking of some known MMPi(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) is a key enzyme implicated in the degradation of the extracellular matrix in osteoarthritis (OA). For this reason, MMP-13 synthetic inhibitors are being sought as potential therapeutic agents to prevent cartilage degradation and to halt the progression of OA. Herein, we report the synthesis and in vitro evaluation of a(More)
Eleven simple alpha-sulfonylphosphonates, new analogues of previously reported alpha-sulfonylaminophosphonates, were prepared and tested as MMP inhibitors. The IC(50) values of most of these compounds are in the nanomolar range against MMP-2, -8, -13, and -14. Compound 11 proved to be the most effective inhibitor of MMP-2 (IC(50) = 60 nM), with interesting(More)
A ligand-based 3D-QSAR study for the identification of MMP3 inhibitors was developed by applying an innovative alignment method capable of taking into account information obtained from available X-ray MMP3 structures. Comparison of the obtained model with data recently published using a docking-based alignment method indicated that the ligand-based 3D-QSAR(More)
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) resistant to conventional therapies is increasing, making of interest the search for new schemes of treatment. Members of the "A Disintegrin And Metalloproteases" (ADAMs) family, mainly ADAM10 or ADAM17, have been proposed as therapeutic targets in solid tumors and some ADAMs inhibitors have been shown to exert antitumor effects. We(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase-12 (MMP-12) can be considered an attractive target to study selective inhibitors useful in the development of new therapies for lung and cardiovascular diseases. In this study, a new series of arylsulfonamide carboxylates, with increased hydrophilicity resulting from conjugation with a β-N-acetyl-d-glucosamine moiety, were designed(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop enzyme-activatable Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) substrate probes to detect matrix metalloproteinase 12 (MMP-12) and MMP-13 activities in vivo in mouse models of inflammatory arthritis. METHODS Peptidic FRET probes activated by MMP-12 and MMP-13 were reverse designed from inhibitors selected from a phosphinic peptide(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase 8 (MMP-8) has been reported to have a key role in several pathologic conditions, like heart diseases, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, and various other inflammatory conditions. Therefore, there is a great interest regarding the development of MMP-8 selective inhibitors. In the recent years, immobilized enzyme reactors (IMERs)(More)