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Heme Oxygenase-2 (HO-2) as a therapeutic target: Activators and inhibitors.
Heme oxygenase (HO) enzymes are involved in heme catabolism and several physiological functions. Among the different HO isoforms, HO-2 stands out for its neuroprotective properties and modulatoryExpand
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Novel Structural Insight into Inhibitors of Heme Oxygenase-1 (HO-1) by New Imidazole-Based Compounds: Biochemical and In Vitro Anticancer Activity Evaluation
In this paper, the design, synthesis, and molecular modeling of a new azole-based HO-1 inhibitors was reported, using compound 1 as a lead compound, in which an imidazole moiety is linked to aExpand
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Structure-activity relationships and molecular modeling studies of novel arylpiperazinylalkyl 2-benzoxazolones and 2-benzothiazolones as 5-HT(7) and 5-HT(1A) receptor ligands.
A novel series of arylpiperazinylalkyl 2-benzoxazolones and 2-benzothiazolones 18-38 was designed, synthesized and tested to evaluate their affinity for the 5-HT7 and 5-HT1A receptors. Compounds withExpand
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Strategies to Improve Resveratrol Systemic and Topical Bioavailability: An Update
In recent years, a great deal of attention has been paid to natural compounds due to their many biological effects. Polyphenols are a class of plant derivatives that have been widely investigated forExpand
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Protective Effects of Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) and Novel Cape Analogue as Inducers of Heme Oxygenase-1 in Streptozotocin-Induced Type 1 Diabetic Rats
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) is a chronic autoimmune disease resulting in the destruction of insulin producing β-cells of the pancreas, with consequent insulin deficiency and excessive glucoseExpand
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Structure-Activity Relationships and Therapeutic Potentials of 5-HT7 Receptor Ligands: An Update.
Serotonin 5-HT7 receptor (5-HT7R) has been the subject of intense research efforts because of its presence in brain areas such as the hippocampus, hypothalamus, and cortex. Preclinical data link theExpand
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Targeting heme Oxygenase-1 with hybrid compounds to overcome Imatinib resistance in chronic myeloid leukemia cell lines.
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a cytoprotective enzyme and a survival-enhancing factor in a number of cancers. Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a blood cancer caused by pathological kinase activity ofExpand
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Solid Lipid Nanoparticles Loading Idebenone Ester with Pyroglutamic Acid: In Vitro Antioxidant Activity and In Vivo Topical Efficacy
Idebenone (IDE), a strong antioxidant widely investigated for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and skin disorders, shows low oral and topical bioavailability due to its unfavorableExpand
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Synthesis, in vitro and in silico studies of HO-1 inducers and lung antifibrotic agents.
Aim: Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) analogs were synthesized to obtain inducers of HO-1 and antifibrotic agents. Methods: HO-1 expression levels were measured on lung fibroblasts (MRC5). NMR and dockingExpand
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Synthesis and binding properties of new long-chain 4-substituted piperazine derivatives as 5-HT₁A and 5-HT₇ receptor ligands.
New long-chain 4-substituted piperazines linked to a thienopyrimidine or a quinazoline system were synthesized and tested for their binding properties on human cloned 5-HT1A and 5-HT7 serotoninExpand
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