Marco Blangetti

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Originally identified as allelochemicals involved in plant-parasite interactions, more recently, Strigolactones (SLs) have been shown to play multiple key roles in the rhizosphere communication between plants and mycorrhizal fungi. Even more recent is the hormonal role ascribed to SLs which broadens the biological impact of these relatively simple(More)
Since the first report and due to its handiness and wide scope, the Suzuki-Miyaura (SM) cross coupling reaction has become a routine methodology in many laboratories worldwide. With respect to other common transition metal catalyzed cross couplings, the SM reaction has been so far less exploited as a tool to introduce an acyl function into a specific(More)
A library of nitric oxide-donor doxorubicins (NO-DOXOs) was synthesized by linking appropriate NO-donor moieties at C-14 position through an ester bridge. Their hydrolytic stability was evaluated. The intracellular accumulation and cytotoxicity of these novel NO-DOXOs were studied in DOXO-sensitive (HT29) and DOXO-resistant (HT29/dx) tumor-cells.(More)
Using a facile synthetic route, an organic NO release agent based on a BODIPY light-harvesting antenna was devised. This compound is stable in the dark and delivers NO under photoexcitation with biologically favorable green light. Temporally regulated vasodilation capability is demonstrated on rat aorta by green-light-induced NO release.
The direct addition of metalated alkoxydiene 2, obtained from α,β-unsaturated acetal 1 through a LIC-KOR-promoted conjugated elimination reaction, to enantiopure sulfinimines 3 (both R and SN-sulfinyl imines) afforded N-sulfinyl alkoxydienyl amines 4 with high diastereoselectivity. Functionalized enantiopure alkoxydienyl amines 5 were then easily obtained(More)
A series of furazan and furoxan sulfonamides were prepared and studied for their ability to inhibit human carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC isoforms hCA I, hCA II, hCA IX, and hCA XII. The simple methyl substituted products 3-5 were potent inhibitors. Differing structural modifications of these leads had differing effects on potency and selectivity. In(More)
A small series of water-soluble NO-donor furoxans bearing a basic center at the 4-position, having a wide lipophilic-hydrophilic balance range, and endowed with different NO-release capacities, were synthesized and characterized. Selected members were studied for their IOP-lowering activity in the transient ocular hypertensive rabbit model at 1% dose. The(More)
The synthesis of bench-stable α,α-bis(trimethylsilyl)toluenes and tris(trimethylsilyl)methane is described and their use in stereoselective Peterson olefinations has been achieved with a wide substrate scope. Product stereoselectivity was poor with carbonyl electrophiles (E/Z ∼1:1 to 4:1) though this was significantly improved by employing the corresponding(More)
A general three step asymmetric synthesis of planar chiral [2.2]metacyclophanes utilizing selective benzylic and aryl metalations is described. The final enantioselective step is achieved using a (-)-sparteine mediated aryl metalation, following which electrophile reaction gives planar chiral cyclophanes with enantiomeric ratios (er) above 90 : 10.