Romano Grandi

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The DNA sequence of the ermC gene of plasmid pE194 is presented. This determinant is responsible for erythromycin-induced resistance to the macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B group of antibiotics and specifies a 29,000 dalton inducible protein. The locations of the ermC promoter, as well as that of a probable transcriptional terminator, are established(More)
Resistance to the macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B (MLS) group of antibiotics is widespread and of clinical importance. B. Weisblum and his coworkers have demonstrated that this resistance is associated with methylation of the 23S ribosomal ribonucleic acid of the large ribosomal subunit which results in a diminished affinity of this organelle for(More)
Silybin, a natural occurring flavolignan isolated from the fruits of Silibum marianum, has been reported to exert antioxidant and free radical scavenging abilities. It was suggested to act also as an iron chelator. The complexation and protonation equilibria of the ferric complex of this compound have been studied by potentiometric, spectrophotometric and(More)
Here we report the synthesis, the characterization and a theoretical study on new glycosylated phenyl substituted beta-diketones; two classes of compounds are obtained according to the condensation reaction: central and side derivatives. Their iron(III) chelating ability is tested by means of UV-visible (UV-vis), potentiometric and NMR techniques. The(More)
A novel approach to the synthesis of pyrazole derivatives from tosylhydrazones of alpha,beta-unsaturated carbonyl compounds possessing a beta-hydrogen is proposed, exploiting microwave (MW) activation coupled with solvent free reaction conditions. The cycloaddition was studied on three ketones (trans-4-phenyl-3-buten-2-one, beta-ionone and trans-chalcone).(More)
A solution study on the ability of some derivatised sugars [glucuronic acid (GluA), galacturonic acid (GalA) and glucosaminic acid (GlNA)] to complex the Hg(II) ion is reported. The stability constants of the complex species were determined by potentiometric measurements while (1)H NMR experiments allow to define the coordination sites of sugar molecules.(More)
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