Maurizio Viale

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This paper refers to some of the chemical and biological properties of a new platinum (II) complex where the aromatic amino group of procaine is involved in the coordination with platinum and whose structure was defined by UV, IR, 1H-NMR, and elemental analysis. This new cationic platinum-triamine complex (DPR) displays excellent solubility (> 50 mg/ml) and(More)
In preceding papers, we proposed that procainamide hydrochloride, a class I antiarrhythmic agent, was able to protect mice and rats from cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity and that it could exert its action through accumulation in kidneys followed by coordination with cisplatin (or its hydrolysis metabolites) and formation of a less toxic platinum compound(More)
In this work, nanoparticles with a negative or positive surface charge were prepared through electrostatic interaction of an anionic cisplatin-alginate complex with a cationic polyelectrolyte, namely chitosan or N-trimethyl chitosan (substitution degree of 85%). Statistical experimental design allowed the study of the influence of component amounts on the(More)
The administration of combinations of platinum compounds is considered as a useful alternative therapeutic strategy to avoid the complications of toxic events during cancer chemotherapy in order to obtain a therapeutic advantage. On the basis of previous in vitro and in vivo findings, suggesting an antitumour activity of the new cisplatin-derived compound(More)
Three human cancer cell lines (OC 314, OC 315, and OC 316) were newly established in permanent culture from the ascites of patients with serous adenocarcinoma of the ovary. OC 314 was derived from an untreated tumor presenting with ascites at diagnosis; OC 315 was isolated from a neoplasm progressing after cisplatin-containing regimen; and OC 316 was(More)
Embryo-lethal and teratogenic effects caused by the cisplatin–procaine complex cis-diaminechloro-[2-(diethylamino) ethyl 4-amino-benzoate, N 4]-chlorideplatinum(II) monohydrochloride monohydrate (DPR) were examined in CD-1 mice after a single administration of 7, 14, 21 or 28 mg/kg, injected on day 6, 9, 13 or 16 of pregnancy. At day 18 of pregnancy fetuses(More)
Cisplatin is one of the most widely utilized anticancer drugs; nevertheless its use is often hampered by the onset of serious side effects. In spite of its tight binding to DNA, great teratogenic effects do not characterize cisplatin, although its embryolethal and growth retardation activities are quite remarkable. On the basis of our previous observations,(More)
Tumor infiltrating (TIL) and peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) were isolated from 18 patients with non-small cell lung cancer undergoing radical surgery. Surface marker analysis revealed that TILs and PBLs mainly consisted of CD3+ T cells and that TILs generally displayed a lower CD4/CD8 ratio. Differences were found in the expression of CD25 (IL-2(More)
The emergence of drug resistance during tumor chemotherapy is one of the main problems associated with cancer treatment, particularly with cisplatin (cis-DDP). In the hope of overcoming this problem, various cis-DDP-derived compounds have been synthesized, and their pharmacological activity was compared with that of cis-DDP. In this paper we report on(More)
Our preliminary data suggested that 1,4-bis(1-naphthyl)-2,3-dinitro-1,3-butadiene [Viale M, Ottone M, Chiavarina B, Mariggiò MA, Prevosto C, Dell'Erba C, et al. Preliminary evaluation in vitro of the inhibition of cell proliferation, cytotoxicity and induction of apoptosis by 1,4-bis(1-naphthyl)-2,3-dinitro-1,3-butadiene. Invest New Drug 2004;22:359-67](More)