Vanni Cavrini

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The aggregation of beta-amyloid (1-40) (Abeta) induced by human recombinant acetylcholinesterase (HuAChE) was studied by means of circular dichroism (CD) and by thioflavin T fluorescence spectroscopy. Abeta was incubated alone and with HuAChE. The kinetic of fibrils formation was followed for 48 hr. The increasing beta-conformation content induced by(More)
Capillary GC/MS analysis based on polar and non-polar columns has been applied to evaluation of the volatile oils hydrodistilled from thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) plants. The adopted methodology has been used to monitor seasonal variations in the composition of the oil obtained from thyme herbs harvested at different periods during the plant vegetative and(More)
Derivative UV spectroscopy and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) were applied to the determination of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in their pharmaceutical dosage forms. For spectrophotometric determinations, the more appropriate derivative order was selected for each drug: ramipril (third-order), benazepril (second-order),(More)
1 H-benz[f]indene-1.3(2H)dione-bis-amidinohydrazone (benzhydrazone) inhibited incorporation of14C-glucosamine,14C-fucose and14C-mannose into glycoproteins of HEp-2 cells infected with various strains of herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and impaired RNA and protein synthesis to a low extent. These biochemical effects are very similar to those induced by(More)
PURPOSE Vasoactive cocktails are widely used in diagnosing and treating erectile dysfunction, especially in poor responders to prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). However, very little information as to their chemical interactions and stability is available, despite the huge amount of published work regarding their clinical efficacy. Obviously, medical and legal(More)
In this work, we further investigated a class of carbamic cholinesterase inhibitors introduced in a previous paper (Rampa et al. J. Med. Chem. 1998, 41, 3976). Some new omega-[N-methyl-N-(3-alkylcarbamoyloxyphenyl)methyl]aminoalkoxyaryl analogues were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their inhibitory activity against both acetylcholinesterase (AChE)(More)
In this study, we attempted to derive a comprehensive SAR picture for the class of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors related to tacrine, a drug currently in use for the treatment of the Alzheimer's disease. To this aim, we synthesized and tested a series of 9-amino-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroacridine derivatives substituted in the positions 6 and 7 of the(More)
A micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) method was developed for the quantitation of polyphenols (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin (catechin monomers) and the methylxanthine theobromine in Theobroma cacao beans. Owing to the poor stability of catechin monomers in alkaline conditions, a 50 mM Britton-Robinson buffer at a pH 2.50 was preferred as the(More)
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors are one of the most actively investigated classes of compounds in the search for an effective treatment of Alzheimer's disease. This work describes the synthesis, AChE inhibitory activity, and structure-activity relationships of some compounds related to a recently discovered series of AChE inhibitors: the(More)