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During ageing skeletal muscles undergo a process of structural and functional remodelling that leads to sarcopenia, a syndrome characterized by loss of muscle mass and force and a major cause of physical frailty. To determine the causes of sarcopenia and identify potential targets for interventions aimed at mitigating ageing-dependent muscle wasting, we(More)
Nitrocellulose is one of the most commonly used compounds in ammunition and paint industries and its recalcitrance to degradation has a negative impact on human health and the environment. In this study the capability of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ATCC 13541 to degrade nitrocellulose as binder in paint was assayed for the first time. Nitrocellulose-based(More)
Polyketone polymer -[-CO-CH(2)-CH(2)-](n)-, obtained by copolymerization of ethene and carbon monoxide, is utilized for immobilization of three different enzymes, one peroxidase from horseradish (HRP) and two amine oxidases, from bovine serum (BSAO) and lentil seedlings (LSAO). The easy immobilization procedure is carried out in diluted buffer, at pH 7.0(More)
This review deals with olefin carbonylation catalysed by Pd(II)-phosphine complexes in protic solvents. In particular, the results obtained in the carbonylation with ethene are reviewed. After a short description of the basic concepts relevant to this catalysis, the review treats in greater details the influence of the bite angle, skeletal rigidity,(More)
Certain 2-substituted 1H-pyrrolo [3,2-h] quinolines have been prepared and their biological activity in mammalian cells and in some microorganisms have been studied. These compounds represent a simplified ellipticine heterocyclic moiety: in addition they have a different ring condensation, leading to an angular molecular structure instead of a linear one.(More)
The photobiological activity of a series of psoralen isosters carrying a nitrogen atom at 8 position, new potential drugs for the photochemotherapy of hyperproliferative skin diseases, have been studied; the more active derivatives appeared to be 5,4'-dimethyl-8-azapsoralen and 3,4,4'-trimethyl-8-azapsoralen which induced a strong inhibition of DNA(More)
cis-[Pd(ONO(2))(2)(PPh(3))(2)] (1) reacts under mild conditions with CO in methanol (MeOH) in the presence of pyridine (py), yielding trans-[Pd(COOMe)(ONO(2))(PPh(3))(2)] (1a). The use of NEt(3) instead of py leads to a mixture of 1a, trans-[Pd(COOMe)(2)(PPh(3))(2)] (2), and [Pd(CO)(PPh(3))(3)]. Pure 2 was prepared by reacting cis-[Pd(OTs)(2)(PPh(3))(2)](More)
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