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Anew series of antinociceptive compounds belonging to the N-acylarylhydrazone (NAH) class were synthesized from natural safrole (7). The most analgesic derivative represented by 10f, [(4'-N,N-dimethylaminobenzylidene-3-(3', 4'-methylenedioxyphenyl)propionylhydrazine], was more potent than dipyrone and indomethacin, used as standards. The NAH compounds(More)
This paper describes the synthesis and anti-inflammatory activity of new N-phenyl-phthalimide sulfonamides (3a-e) and the isosters N-phenyl-phthalimide amides (4a-e), designed as hybrids of thalidomide (1) and aryl sulfonamide phosphodiesterase inhibitor (2). In these series, compound 3e (LASSBio 468), having a sulfonyl-thiomorpholine moiety, showed potent(More)
We report the design, the synthesis and the biological evaluation of the analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of furoxanyl N-acylhydrazones (furoxanyl-NAH) by applying molecular hybridization approach. Hybrid compounds with IL-8-release inhibition capabilities were identified. Among them, furoxanyl-NAH, 17, and benzofuroxanyl-derivative, 24, together(More)
The cyanotoxin cylindrospermopsin (CYN) has lately been reported with a notorious toxicity to mammals. LASSBio-596 is a compound with anti-inflammatory actions. We aimed at evaluating the therapeutic effects of LASSBio-596 in a model of CYN-induced lung injury. Protocol #1: BALB/c mice received intratracheally (i.t.) 50-μL of saline or semi-purified extract(More)
The effects of LASSBio596, a phosphodiesterase type-4 and -5 inhibitor, were tested in Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury. Twenty-four BALB/c mice were randomly divided into four groups. In the control group, saline (0.05 mL) was injected intratracheally (i.t.). The LPS group received LPS (10 microg i.t., 0.05 mL). In the(More)
New series of 3-phenylquinoxaline 1,4-di-N-oxide with selective activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis have been prepared and evaluated. Thirty-four of the seventy tested compounds showed an MIC value less than 0.2 microg/mL, a value on the order of the MIC of rifampicin. Furthermore, 45% of the evaluated derivatives showed a good in vitro(More)
Neglected diseases represent a major health problem. It is estimated that one third of the world population is infected with tuberculosis and additionally Leishmaniosis and Chagas disease affect approximately 30 million people. N-Acylhydrazone moiety is a repeated functional group present in several prototypes and drug candidates for these neglected(More)
In this paper, we report the synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of pyrazine N-acylhydrazone (NAH) derivatives (2a-s) designed as novel analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug candidates. This series was planned by molecular simplification of prototype 1 (LASSBio-1018), previously described as a non-selective cyclooxygenase inhibitor. Derivatives 2a-s(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a disease that results in right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. While pulmonary vascular disease is the primary pathological focus, RV hypertrophy and RV dysfunction are the major determinants of prognosis in PAH. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of(More)