Federico Corelli

Serena Pasquini7
Vincenzo Di Marzo4
Claudia Mugnaini4
Giancarlo Colombo3
Alessia Ligresti3
7Serena Pasquini
4Vincenzo Di Marzo
4Claudia Mugnaini
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Cannabinoid CB2 receptor activation has been shown to have many pharmacological but not psychotropic effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential protection of brain tissues afforded by the novel substituted 4-quinolone-3-carboxylic acid derivative COR167, a selective CB2 agonist, toward ischemia and reperfusion-induced injury, as well as(More)
Hsp90 continues to be an important target for pharmaceutical discovery. In this project, virtual screening (VS) for novel Hsp90 inhibitors was performed using a combination of Autodock and Surflex-Sim (LB) scoring functions with the predictive ability of 3-D QSAR models, previously generated with the 3-D QSAutogrid/R procedure. Extensive validation of both(More)
The potential efficacy of GABA(B) receptor agonists in the treatment of pain, drug addiction, epilepsy, cognitive dysfunctions, and anxiety disorders is supported by extensive preclinical and clinical evidence. However, the numerous side effects produced by the GABA(B) receptor agonist baclofen considerably limit the therapeutic use of this compound. The(More)
Recent studies demonstrated that activation of the GABA(B) receptor, either by means of orthosteric agonists or positive allosteric modulators (PAMs), inhibited different nicotine-related behaviors, including intravenous self-administration and conditioned place preference, in rodents. The present study investigated whether the anti-nicotine effects of the(More)
This paper describes a three-dimensional quantitative structure-selectivity relationships (3D-QSSR) study for selectivity of a series of ligands for cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors. 3D-QSSR exploration was expected to provide design information for drugs with high selectivity toward the CB2 receptor. The proposed 3D computational model was performed by(More)
Since the discovery of the endocannabinoid system, evidence has been progressively accumulating to suggest that 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) rather than anandamide (AEA) is the endogenous ligand for both cannabinoid (CB) receptors. Moreover, other studies have shown that another lipid molecule, 2-arachidonyl-glycerol ether (2-AGE, noladin ether), which(More)
New 1-aryl-5-(1H-pyrrol-1-yl)-1H-pyrazole-3-carboxamides were synthesized as cannabinoid (CB) receptor ligands. Compound 11 (CB(1)K(i) = 2.3 nM, CB(1) SI = 163.6) showed CB(1) receptor affinity and selectivity superior to Rimonabant and AM251. Acute administration of 2mg/kg 11 reduced sucrose, but not regular food, intake in rats. On the other hand,(More)
We have previously developed quinolone-3-carboxamides with the aim of obtaining new ligands for both cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. Our preliminary screening led to the identification of cannabinoid receptor ligands characterized by high affinity and, in some cases, also selectivity for CB(2) receptors. Specifically, three compounds, 1, 2 and 3 showed(More)
The genetic function approximation (GFA) algorithm has been used to derive a three-term QSAR equation able to correlate the structural properties of arylpiperazine derivatives with their affinity toward the alpha1 adrenoceptor (alpha1-AR). The number of rotatable bonds, the hydrogen-bond properties, and a variable belonging to a topological family of(More)
Sulfonated distamycin (Suradista) derivatives exhibit anti-HIV-1 activity by inhibiting the binding of the viral envelope glycoprotein gp120 to its receptor (CD4). With the aim to propose a possible binding mode between Suradistas and the CD4 macromolecule, molecular docking experiments, followed by energy minimization of the complexes thus obtained, were(More)
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