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As a continuation of our research on potent and efficacious P-gp-dependent multidrug resistance (MDR) reversers, several new N,N-bis(alkanol)amine aryl esters were designed and synthesized, varying the aromatic moieties or the length of the methylenic chain. The new compounds were tested on doxorubicin-resistant erythroleukemia K562 cells (K562/DOX) in the(More)
The growing interest in nicotinic receptors, because of their wide expression in neuronal and non-neuronal tissues and their involvement in several important CNS pathologies, has stimulated the synthesis of a high number of ligands able to modulate their function. These membrane proteins appear to be highly heterogeneous, and still only incomplete(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Selective hyperpolarization activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated channel (HCN) blockers represent an important therapeutic goal due to the wide distribution and multiple functions of these proteins, representing the molecular correlate of f- and h-current (I(f) or I(h) ). Recently, new compounds able to block differentially the(More)
As a continuation of previous research on a new series of potent and efficacious P-gp-dependent multidrug resistant (MDR) reversers with a N,N-bis(cyclohexanol)amine scaffold, we have designed and synthesized several analogs by modulation of the two aromatic moieties linked through ester functions to the N,N-bis(cyclohexanol)amine, aiming to optimize(More)
A series of zatebradine analogues, differing in the basic moiety and in the methylene spacer, have been synthesized; their negative chronotropic activity has been determined in guinea pig atria. The most active compounds have been studied for their blocking properties on the hyperpolarization-activated current If (which is one of the main currents(More)
We have previously described a series of competitive GABA(A) antagonists derived from the low-efficacy partial agonist 5-(4-piperidyl)-3-isoxazolol (4-PIOL, 4). The 2-naphthylmethyl analogue, 4-(2-naphthylmethyl)-5-(4-piperidyl)-3-isoxazolol (5), provided affinity for the GABA(A) receptor site higher than that of the standard GABA(A) receptor antagonist, SR(More)
The transcription of murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) immediate-early (IE) genes is regulated by a large and complex enhancer containing several consensus binding sites for the ubiquitous transcription factor NF-kappa B. To verify whether MCMV, like the human CMV, can activate NF-kappa B-dependent transcription, we transfected murine embryo fibroblasts cells(More)
DMPP is a well-known nicotinic agonist that does not fit any proposed pharmacophore for nicotinic binding and represents a unique ligand among the hundreds of nicotinic agonists studied in the past decades. A systematic modulation of the chemical structure of DMPP, aimed to establish its structure-affinity relationships, is reported. The research has(More)
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) induce tumour cell cycle arrest and/or apoptosis, and some of them are currently used in cancer therapy. Recently, we described a series of powerful HDACi characterized by a 1,4-benzodiazepine (BDZ) ring hybridized with a linear alkyl chain bearing a hydroxamate function as Zn(++)--chelating group. Here, we explored(More)
We report here the complete coding sequence of a 203 cDNA, a member of the interferon-inducible Ifi 200 gene family. By combining reverse-transcriptase PCR and rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) techniques we have obtained a 3.8-kb cDNA corresponding to a 203 mRNA. When used as a probe in northern analysis, its 3' segment hybridized to a 3.8-kb(More)