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REV-ERBα and REV-ERBβ nuclear receptors regulate several physiological processes, including circadian rhythm and metabolism. A previous study reported the REV-ERBα gene to be co-overexpressed with ERBB2 in breast cancer cell lines. Surprisingly, we found that several tumor types, including a number of breast cancer cell lines, predominantly express the(More)
Autophagy inhibition is emerging as a promising anticancer strategy. We recently reported that the circadian nuclear receptor REV-ERBβ plays an unexpected role in sustaining cancer cell survival when the autophagy flux is compromised. We also identified 4-[[[1-(2-fluorophenyl)cyclopentyl]amino]methyl]-2-[(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)methyl]phenol, 1 (ARN5187),(More)
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) and oleoylethanolamide (OEA) are endogenous lipid mediators that suppress inflammation. Their actions are terminated by the intracellular cysteine amidase, N-acylethanolamine acid amidase (NAAA). Even though NAAA may offer a new target for anti-inflammatory therapy, the lipid-like structures and reactive warheads of current NAAA(More)
The use of online social networks among physicians and physicians-in-training is similar to that of the general population. Patients also use online social networks to communicate and exchange information with other patients who have similar conditions and with health professionals, something which is not free from ethical problems. In any case, online(More)
We solve a radial Schroedinger equation for a multichannel square well plus an exponential potential in one of its channels. The solution is obtained summing exactly the infinite terms of a perturbative series for the evolution operator of the system. Analytical expressions for the scattering matrix and the scattering length are given. Possible physical(More)
In this work, we report the use of the asymmetric intramolecular Pauson-Khand reactions of 4-aryl-4-cyano-1,6-enynes for obtaining enantiomerically enriched bicyclo[3.3.0]octenones, and the influence of both the quaternary stereocenter and the sulfur functions located at ortho-position of the aryl group, on their stereoselectivity and reactivity. The(More)
Enantiomerically enriched α-aryl α-cyanoacetates and α-aryl α-acylacetonitriles bearing a benzylic quaternary stereocenter have been readily synthesized by stereoselective reaction of 2-alkyl-2-[2-(p-tolylsulfinyl)phenyl]acetonitriles with different acylating and alkoxycarbonylating reagents under basic conditions. The stereoselectivity of the reactions(More)
Enantiomerically enriched alpha,alpha-disubstituted phenylacetonitriles have been readily prepared by stereoselective quaternization of 2-alkyl-2-[2-(p-tolylsulfinyl)phenyl]acetonitriles with different alkylating electrophiles in the presence of bases. The use of potassium hexamethyldisilazane (KHMDS)/[18]crown-6 ether and NHMDS with alkyl halides afforded(More)