Massimo Bergamin

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The purpose of the present study was to isolate and characterize ailanthone-rich materials from the bark of the deciduous tree Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle and to assess their herbicide activity on selected herbaceous species. Ailanthone-rich fractions were obtained from A. altissima bark by extraction with dichloromethane and ethyl acetate and(More)
Functionalized carbon nanotube (CNT) derivatives are currently under thorough investigation in different biomedical investigations. In this field of research, the composition of sample either in terms of covalently attached or physisorbed moieties can greatly affect the observed results and hamper the comparison between different studies. Therefore, the(More)
Selective halogenation of hyaluronan and partial halogen substitution by methotrexate led to 6-chloro-6-deoxy-6-O-methotrexylhyaluronan, a potential antitumor drug. The remaining halogen could be further substituted by a second organic carboxylate, leading to mixed esters. 6-O-Acetyl-6-O-methotrexylhyaluronan and 6-O-butyryl-6-O-methotrexylhyaluronan were(More)
A novel methodology for making drug conjugates using hyaluronan as a carrier was developed. This strategy involves a completely regioselective two-step synthesis of 6-amino-6-deoxyhyaluronan, which is then easily functionalized with drugs through a suitable linker. The case of hyaluronan-camptothecin conjugates is described, making use of a simple succinate(More)
Hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid) is a naturally occurring polysaccharide of a linear repeating disaccharide unit consisting of beta-(1-->4)-linked D-glucopyranuronic acid and beta-(1-->3)-linked 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucopyranose, which is present in extracellular matrices, the synovial fluid of joints, and scaffolding that comprises cartilage. In its(More)
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