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An increase of cyclic adenosine and guanosine monophosphate (cAMP and cGMP) level can be achieved by inhibition of phosphodiesterases (PDEs), which are the enzymes responsible for the conversion of these second messengers into the corresponding 5-monophosphate inactive counterparts. The high heterogeneity in PDE families and in their tissue distribution, as(More)
A series of 6-aryl-4,5-heterocyclic-fused pyridazinones were designed and synthesized as selective phosphodiesterase (PDE) IV inhibitors. Biological evaluation of these compounds demonstrated a good selectivity profile toward the PDE IV family and greatly attenuated affinity for the Rolipram high-affinity binding site that seems to be responsible for(More)
A number of pyridazinone derivatives bearing an arylpiperazinylalkyl chain were synthesized and tested icv in a model of acute nociception induced by thermal stimuli in mice (tail flick). The most interesting and potent compound in this series was 6a, which showed an ED(50) = 3.5 microg, a value about 3-fold higher with respect to morphine by the same route(More)
Pyrazolo[1',5':1,6]pyrimido[4,5-d]pyridazin-4(3H)-ones and their analogues, potentially useful for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, were synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5). Several compounds showed IC50 values in the low nanomolar range, and in particular, compound 5r, displaying high potency toward PDE5 (IC50 = 8.3(More)
A series of chiral pyridazin-3(2H)-ones was synthesized, separated as pure enantiomers, and evaluated for N-formyl peptide receptor (FPR) agonist activity. Characterization of the purified enantiomers using combined chiral HPLC and chiroptical studies (circular dichroism, allowed unambiguous assignment of the absolute configuration for each pair of(More)
A series of pyrrolo [2,3-d]pyridazinones was synthesized and tested for their inhibitory activity on PDE4 subtypes A, B and D and selectivity toward Rolipram high affinity binding site (HARBS). New agents with interesting profile were reported; in particular compound 9e showed a good PDE4 subtype selectivity, being 8 times more potent (IC50 = 0.32 microM)(More)
Following a ligand-based drug design approach, a potent mixed formyl peptide receptor 1 (FPR1) and formyl peptide receptor-like 1 (FPRL1) agonist (14a) and a potent and specific FPRL1 agonist (14x) were identified. These compounds belong to a large series of pyridazin-3(2H)-one derivatives substituted with a methyl group at position 6 and a methoxy benzyl(More)
A number of arylpiperazinylalkylpyridazinones structurally related to the previously described lead A (5-{[4-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazin-1-yl]-propyl}-3-methyl-7-phenylisossazolo[4,5-d]pyridazin-4-(5H)-one) were synthesized and tested for their analgesic activity. Many of the tested molecules, at the dose of 20 mg kg-1 p.o., showed high antinociceptive(More)
A number of [(3-chlorophenyl)piperazinylpropyl]pyridazinones and the corresponding isoxazolopyridazinones, showing the arylpiperazinyl substructure present in very potent antinociceptive agents reported in the literature, were synthesized and tested for their analgesic activity. The investigated compounds showed antinociceptive properties in the mouse(More)
PDE5 belongs to a superfamily of enzymes that catalyzes the hydrolysis of cyclic nucleotides cAMP and cGMP to the corresponding 5-nucleoside monophosphate. PDE5 takes part in many physiological and pathological functions, therefore selective PDE5 inhibitors are potentially useful for a variety of pathologies. At the present, PDE5 inhibitors available on the(More)