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New drugs selective for histamine H3-receptors can be used to establish that these receptors are involved in the feedback control of histamine synthesis and release, and to demonstrate their distribution in the brain and peripheral tissues. These drugs provide new tools for affecting physiological and possibly pathological conditions in which histamine is(More)
The first medical cure of Acanthamoeba keratitis was obtained by use of propamidine isethionate. Since then, it has been the basic drug recommended for use in treatment. Because some Acanthamoeba strains have been reported to be resistant to propamidine and propamidine was found to be only weakly cysticidal, superior homologs such as butamidine,(More)
In continuation of our previous work on piperazinopyrrolothienopyrazine derivatives, three series of piperazinopyridopyrrolopyrazines, piperazinopyrroloquinoxalines, and piperazinopyridopyrroloquinoxalines were prepared and evaluated as 5-HT3 receptor ligands. The chemical modifications performed within these new series led to structure-activity(More)
Estrogens control a wide number of aspects of human physiology and play a key role in multiple diseases, including cancer. Estrogens act by binding to and activating the cognate receptor (ER), however numerous studies have revealed that the G protein-coupled receptor named GPR30/GPER mediates also estrogen signals. As ER and GPER share the ability to bind(More)
Cetiedil is a potent blocker of acetylcholine and choline fluxes. Several analogs of this compound have been synthesized and their effect on acetylcholine (ACh) and choline fluxes in synaptosomes and on ACh uptake in synaptic vesicles have been studied. The effects of these analogs were compared to those of other drugs acting on cholinergic functions. All(More)
A series of piperazinopyrrolo[1,2-a]thieno[3,2-e]- and -[2,3-e]pyrazine derivatives were prepared and evaluated in order to determine the necessary requirements for high affinity on the 5-HT3 receptors and high selectivity versus other 5-HT receptor subtypes. Various substitutions on the piperazine and the thiophene ring of the pyrrolothienopyrazine(More)
We have examined the in vivo anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of a new series of monocyclic beta-lactams (azetidinones), similar to others which have been demonstrated to be inhibitors of human leukocyte elastase (HLE), an enzyme involved in degradation processes of connective tissue. Our new compounds have been administered orally (15 mg/kg) to(More)
The title carbazolyl boronic ester, C(22)H(28)BNO(2), (I), is a building block for the synthesis of new carbazole derivatives of potential utility as pharmaceutically active compounds. The crystal structure of (I) and of the title bromocarbazole compound, C(16)H(16)BrN, (II), the synthetic precursor of (I), were solved and analysed with the aim of(More)