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The Met receptor tyrosine kinase is a promising target in anticancer therapies for its role during tumor evolution and resistance to treatment. It is characterized by an unusual structural plasticity as its active site accepts different inhibitor binding modes. Such feature can be exploited to identify distinct agents targeting tumor dependence and/or… (More)
A series of novel S-DABO analogues, characterized by different substitution patterns at positions 2, 5, and 6 of the heterocyclic ring, were synthesized in a straightforward fashion by means of parallel synthesis and evaluated as inhibitors of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1). Most of the compounds proved to be highly active on the wild-type… (More)
The role played by stereochemistry in the C2-substituent (left part) on the S-DABO scaffold for anti-HIV-1 activity has been investigated for the first time. A series of S-DABO analogues, where the double bond in the C2-substituent is replaced by an enantiopure isosteric cyclopropyl moiety, has been synthesized, leading to the identification of a potent… (More)
A small family of S-DABO cytosine analogs (S-DABOCs) has been synthesized and biologically evaluated as HIV-1 inhibitor both on wild type (wt) and drug-resistant mutants leading to the identification of an interesting compound (5d). Molecular modeling studies have been finally performed in order to rationalize the results.
Crystallographic structures of wild-type and mutant NOS isoforms complexed with substrate, intermediate, inhibitor, cofactor, and cofactor analogs are currently available. However, because of the high level of amino-acid conservation and the consequent similarity in dimeric quaternary structure as well as in the active site of NOS isoforms, structure-based… (More)
Previous studies on agmatine and its derivatives suggested that the presence of hydrophobic groups on the guanidine moiety was a crucial key for inhibitory activity of maize polyamine oxidase. Accordingly, new lipophilic agmatine and iminoctadine derivatives were synthesized and tested for their ability to inhibit this enzyme. Several compounds showed an… (More)
Targeted molecular dynamics (TMD) simulations allowed for identifying the chemical/structural features of the nucleotide-competitive HIV-1 inhibitor DAVP-1, which is responsible for the disruption of the T-shape motif between Try183 and Trp229 of the reverse transcriptase (RT). DAVP-1 promoted the opening of a connection "gate" between allosteric and… (More)