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A new algorithm is introduced for analyzing gene-duplication-independent (orthologous) and gene-duplication-dependent amino acid sequence similarities between proteins of different species. It is based on the calculation of an autocorrelation function D(x) as a Fourier series analogous to that used in crystal analysis by x-ray diffraction. The primary(More)
The interaction of enantiomeric ketoprofen (KP) with BSA and HSA was studied by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). Affinity constants and thermodynamic parameters for complexation in two main protein sites were determined. Affinity constants for both proteins are generally lower for S(+)- than for R(-)-KP. Large enthalpic contributions to Gibbs free(More)
Even though the Italian Grid Infrastructure (IGI) is a general purpose distributed platform, in the past it has been used mainly for serial computations. Parallel applications have been typically executed on supercomputer facilities or, in case of ``not high-end'' HPC applications, on local commodity parallel clusters. Nowadays, with the availability of(More)
The interaction of Licochalcone A (LA) with bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied by circular dichroism (CD), UV-Vis absorption, fluorescence and laser flash photolysis. The most stable 1 : 1 and 2 : 1 LA : BSA complexes were spectroscopically characterized. Two protein sites of similar affinity are involved in the LA association with both stoichiometries.(More)
In the solid-state structure of the title compound, C(4)H(12)N(+).C(14)H(10)Cl(2)NO(2)(-).H(2)O, the asymmetric unit contains one cation, one anion and a water molecule. A complex network of hydrogen bonds is present. A comparison is made with the structure of the anhydrous salt.
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health problem. The use of ethionamide (ETH), a main second line drug, is associated to severe toxic side-effects due to its low therapeutic index. In this challenging context, "booster" molecules have been synthetized to increase the efficacy of ETH. However, the administration of ETH/booster pair is mostly hampered(More)
In the solid-state structure of the title compound, C(4)H(10)N(+).C(14)H(10)Cl(2)NO(2)(-).H(2)O, the asymmetric unit contains one cation, one anion and a water molecule. There is a network of hydrogen bonds which is similar to that found in the hydrated diethylammonium diclofenac salt. A comparison is made of the molecular conformation of the anions in the(More)
The structure of the centrosymmetric dimeric copper(II) title compound, [Cu2(C14H10Cl2NO2)4(C3H6O)2] C2H4O, has been determined and compared with the structures of analogous O-bridged CuII dimers. Polarographic experiments on aqueous solutions containing a mixture of the CuII ion and diclofenac have been used to determine both the formation constant [1 (1)(More)
We studied the binding of two anthracycline drugs, Doxorubicin and Sabarubicin, to a model telomeric sequence 5'-d[GGG(TTAGGG)(3)]-3' (21-mer), assuming the basket G-quadruplex (G4) conformation in Na(+)-rich aqueous solution. We used an approach that combines spectroscopic and microcalorimetric techniques to obtain information about ground and excited(More)
In this work polymorphs of α-aminobenzylpenicillin (ampicillin), a β-lactamic antibiotic, were prepared and investigated by several experimental and theoretical methods. Amorphous monohydrate and three crystalline forms, the trihydrate, the crystal form I and the crystal form II, were investigated by FT-IR and micro-Raman. Also data obtained by differential(More)
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