Ilenia Abbate

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Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) can be abortively infected with HIV-1, but virus production is rescued by the addition of T cells. Monoclonal antibody (Mab) to ICAM-1, but not its Fab' fragment or MAbs to LFA-1 and PECAM-1, increases HIV-1 infection of HUVEC by enhancing HIV-1 absorption. Enhancement by anti ICAM-1 is probably due to a(More)
The design through energy-based pharmacophore virtual screening has led to aminocyanopyridine derivatives as efficacious new inhibitors of Hsp90. The synthesized compounds showed a good affinity for the Hsp90 ATP binding site in the competitive binding assay. Moreover, they showed an excellent antiproliferative activity against a large number of human tumor(More)
HIV-1 acquires cell membrane proteins during budding. The cell membrane proteins (CMP) profile of laboratory HIV-1 strains grown in different host cells was established, by using an immobilized antibody capture (IAC), to verify whether CMPs present on HIV-1 correlate with its host cell origin. HIV-1 grown in different cell lines incorporates cell markers(More)
An unusual Dimroth rearrangement occurring in the reaction leading to annelated thieno[2,3-e][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine core allowed the isolation of the linear isomer thieno[3,2-d][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine. By decorating the linear isomer with the same chains that improved the biological activity of the angular isomers, new annelated(More)
The chemometric protocol VLAK was applied to predict improvement of the biological activity of pyrrolo-pyrimidine derivatives as anticancer agents, by using the NCI ACAM Database as depository of antitumor drugs with a known mechanism of action. Among the selected compounds two of these showed a good increase in the antitumor activity. These new(More)
Drug design was performed through the Virtual Lock-and-Key (VLAK) protocol. This in silico approach allowed to select new annelated thienotriazolopyrimidine derivatives, potentially antitumor drugs. Starting from benzothieno[2,3-e][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine and Pyrido[3',2':4,5]thieno[2,3-e][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine core structures, new(More)
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