Ioannis K Kostakis

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A series of novel spiro-substituted 4-hydroxypyranocoumarins and their corresponding dihydropyrano cis-diols has been synthesized. Among them the spiroadamantylpyranocoumarin and the diols can interact with the stable free radical 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl and scavenge superoxide anions generated in the xanthine-xanthine oxidase system.
BACKGROUND Synthetic pyranoxanthenones, pyranothioxanthenones and their pyrazole-fused derivatives, which bind to DNA, block the G2 + M-phases of the cell cycle and inhibit the proliferation of ascitic and solid tumor cell lines in vitro, were tested for their ability to induce apoptosis in the HL-60 cell system. MATERIALS AND METHODS Various markers of(More)
A series of novel aminosubstituted xantheno[1,2-d]imidazole derivatives have been designed and synthesized and their antiproliferative activity has been evaluated against human breast MDA-MB-231 cell line. Among the tested compounds those bearing two basic side chains at 2- and 5-positions exhibited a strong dose-dependent antiproliferative activity.(More)
The synthesis and biological evaluation of some new pyranoxanthenones and pyranothioxanthenones, substituted with flexible amino side-chains, and their evaluation as potential antitumor agents is described. The cytotoxic activity of the compounds and their eventual selective effect on a phase of the cell cycle were evaluated in vitro, using the murine(More)
Consumption of phenolic compounds is associated with beneficial effects in humans even though many of them are poorly absorbed. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro antioxidant activity of tyrosol (T), resveratrol (R) and their acetylated derivatives (AcD), as increased lipophilicity has been reported to improve absorption. The chemically(More)
OBJECTIVE A series of novel 2,4-diaminosubstituted pyrrolo[3,2-d]pyrimidines was synthesized together with their corresponding 7-phenyl or 7-isopropyl counterparts. RESULTS Among the target derivatives, the 7-substituted analogues exhibited interesting cytotoxic activity against a panel of PI3Kα related human breast cancer cell lines, namely MCF7, T47D,(More)
A number of new xanthenone and benzo[b]xanthenone amino derivatives and their pyrazole-fused counterparts have been designed and synthesized possessing structural analogy to the potent anticancer agent 9-methoxypyrazoloacridine. The synthesis of the compounds proceeds through nucleophilic substitution of 1-chloro-4-nitroxanthenone or the corresponding(More)
Some new 2,6-disubstituted pyrano- and 1,2-dihydropyrano[2,3-c]xanthen-7-ones have been synthesized and their antiproliferative activity has been evaluated against MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. The antiproliferative activity evaluation of the compounds provided evidence that a dimethylamino substituted side chain and the presence of 1,2 double bond play a(More)
The synthesis of a number of new benzothiopyrano[4,3,2-cd]isoindole aminoderivatives designed as structural analogues of the key metabolite of the anticancer agent Ledacrine (nitracrine) and their in vitro cytotoxic activity evaluation against HCT-116, MES-SA, and MES-SA/Dx cancer cell lines is reported. The majority of the derivatives possessed noticeable(More)
This paper reports work on optimized THz photoconductive antenna switches based on low temperature grown materials incorporating distributed Bragg reflectors (DBRs). These materials were characterised electrically using Hall Effect, mid-infrared reflectivity measurements and fabricated antennas tested under pulsed excitation in a time domain spectroscopy(More)