Emile Bisagni

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S16020-2 is a new olivacine derivative which has recently shown a marked antitumor activity in various experimental models. This study was undertaken in order to measure the inhibition of the proliferation of various sensitive and resistant tumor cell lines, by S16020-2, and to obtain information concerning its mechanism of action. For a continuous(More)
Intoplicine (RP 60475, NSC 645008) is an antitumor derivative in the 7H-benzo[e]pyrido[4,3-b]indole series which is now being tested in clinical trials. Intoplicine strongly binds DNA (KA = 2 x 10(5) M-1) and thereby increases the length of linear DNA. These properties are consistent with DNA unwinding by intoplicine. Intoplicine was found to be a dual(More)
 The antitumor activity of S 16020-2, a new olivacine derivative, was investigated in vivo and compared with that of Adriamycin and elliptinium acetate in a panel of murine (P388 leukemia, M5076 sarcoma, Lewis lung carcinoma, and B16 melanoma) and human (NCI-H460 non-small-cell lung and MCF7 breast carcinomas) tumor models. S 16020-2 given i.v. was active(More)
Starting from 2-(2-aminoethyl)-6-methoxy-1-methylcarbazole, ethyl 9-methoxy-5-methyl-6H-pyrido[4,3-b]carbazole-1-carboxylate was obtained through a three-step sequence. This compound and its 6-methyl derivative react with (dialkylamino)alkylamines to provide various 9-methoxy-5-methyl-6H-pyrido[4,3-b]carbazole-1-(N-substituted carboxamides) whose boron(More)
The thermal Fischer indolization of hydrazones resulting from 4-hydrazino-5-methyl-1H-pyridin-2-one and various beta- and alpha-tetralones led to 4-methyl-6,7-dihydro-2H,5H-pyrido[4,3- b]benzo[e]indol-1-ones and 4-methyl-11-dihydro-2H,5H-pyrido[4,3- b]benzo[g]indol-1-ones, respectively. After aromatization, these compounds were transformed by phosphorus(More)
4-(Arylthio)-pyridin-2(1H)-ones variously substituted in their 3-, 5-, and 6-positions have been synthesized as a new series of 1-[(2-hydroxyethoxy)methyl]-6-(phenylthio)thymine (HEPT)-pyridinone hybrid molecules. Biological studies revealed that some of them show potent HIV-1 specific reverse transcriptase inhibitory properties. Compounds 16 and 7c, the(More)
Novel C-2, C-6, N-9 trisubstituted purines derived from the olomoucine/roscovitine lead structure were synthesized and evaluated for their ability to inhibit starfish oocyte CDK1/cyclin B, neuronal CDK5/p35 and erk1 kinases in purified extracts. Structure activity relationship studies showed that increased steric bulk at N-9 reduces the inhibitory potential(More)
A benzo[e]pyridoindole derivative, 3-methoxy-7H-8-methyl-11-[(3'-amino)propylamino] -benzo[e]pyrido[4,3-b]indole (BePI), and its interactions with double and triple-helical DNA have been investigated by a variety of fluorescence, spectrophotometric, hydrodynamic and molecular modeling techniques. Binding to DNA stabilizes the doubly charged (+2) form of(More)
Triple helix formation requires a polypurine- polypyrimidine sequence in the target DNA. Recent works have shown that this constraint can be circumvented by using alternate strand triplex-forming oligonucleotides. We have previously demonstrated that (T,G)-containing triplex- forming oligonucleotides may adopt a parallel or an antiparallel orientation with(More)
5-Methoxypsoralen (5 MOP), the melanogenic component present in several suntan preparations was synthesized and tested by topical applications in inbred XVII nc/Z albino mice combined with 365 nm irradiation with the aim of establishing the relative carcinogenic activity of this compound, as compared to 8-methoxypsoralen (8 MOP) and psoralen. 85% of the(More)