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Starting from the previously reported 5-HT 7 receptor agents 4-7 with N-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl)-4-aryl-1-piperazinehexanamide structure, the 1-(2-methylthiophenyl)-, 1-(2-diphenyl)-, 1-(2-isopropylphenyl)-, and 1-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazine derivatives 8-31 were designed with the primary aim to obtain new compounds endowed with suitable(More)
Here we report the synthesis of N-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl)-4-aryl-1-piperazinealkylamides 16-29 that were designed to elucidate both structure-affinity and -activity relationships for the 5-HT7 receptor, by targeting the substituent in 2-position of the aryl linked to the piperazine ring. The affinities of 16-29 for 5-HT7, 5-HT1A, 5-HT2A, and D2(More)
A series of N-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl)-4-aryl-1-piperazinealkylamides was prepared and their affinity for serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) 5-HT7, 5-HT(1A), and 5-HT(2A) receptors was measured by in vitro binding assays. In relation to 5-HT7 receptor affinity, receptor binding studies indicated that (i) the optimal alkyl chain length was five(More)
To establish the activity of sigma ligands at sigma1 and sigma2 receptor, we chose two tumour cell lines, the human SK-N-SH neuroblastoma and the rat C6 glioma lines, which express sigma2 receptors at a high density and sigma1 receptors in their high-affinity or low-affinity state. We tested the sigma2 receptor agonist PB28 and the sigma2 antagonist AC927,(More)
The development of small molecules as P-gp modulating agents and SAR studies on these ligands represented the aim of the present work. A series of 6,7-dimethoxytetrahydroisoquinoline derivatives was prepared and their ability to inhibit P-gp activity has been evaluated. The basic nucleus of these compounds, common to the best P-gp inhibitors such as(More)
Several 1-aryl-4-(2-arylethyl)piperazine derivatives were synthesized and tested in-vitro for their binding affinity for 5-HT(7) and 5-HT(1A) receptors. These compounds displayed 5-HT(7 )receptor affinity ranging between K(i) = 474 nM and K(i) = 8.2 nM, besides high affinity for the 5-HT(1A) receptor. Intrinsic activity of the most potent compounds was(More)
Aim of present review is to provide an evidence-based update of mechanisms responsible for the onset of resistance to drug therapy by EGFR inhibitors, particularly with regards to TKIs. Among ABC transporters involved in MDR, P-glycoprotein and BCRP have been considered the pumps responsible for TKIs treatment failure. Moreover, two subtypes of EGFR(More)
Sigma2 (sigma2) receptor proteins are overexpressed in several tissues and tumour cell lines. Although the biomolecular mechanism of this overexpression must be elucidated, sigma2 receptor was considered a potential biomarker for monitoring solid tumour proliferation. In this study, we verified first sigma2 receptor overexpression by saturation analysis(More)
2-Aryloxazole and 2-arylthiazole derivatives were evaluated for their inhibitory activity toward P-glycoprotein (P-gp) as well as their selectivity toward other ABC transporters involved in multi-drug resistance such as BCRP and MRP1. These derivatives have 6,7-dimethoxytetrahydroisoquinoline or cyclohexylpiperazine moieties, which are the same basic nuclei(More)