Doretta Cuffaro
University of Pisa
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#1Roberta Pece (UniGe: University of Genoa)H-Index: 2
#2Sara Tavella (UniGe: University of Genoa)H-Index: 17
Last. Cristina D'ArrigoH-Index: 19
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Shedding of A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinases (ADAM10) substrates, like TNFα or CD30, can affect both anti-tumor immune response and antibody-drug-conjugate (ADC)-based immunotherapy. We have published two new ADAM10 inhibitors, LT4 and MN8 able to prevent such shedding in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Since tumor tissue architecture deeply influence the outcome of anti-cancer treatments, we set up new three-dimensional (3D) culture systemsto verify whether ADAM10 inhibitors can contribute to, or en...
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#2Doretta Cuffaro (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 5
Last. Simone D. Scilabra (ISMETT)H-Index: 8
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For decades, disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 (ADAM17) has been the object of deep investigation. Since its discovery as the tumor necrosis factor convertase, it has been considered a major drug target, especially in the context of inflammatory diseases and cancer. Nevertheless, the development of drugs targeting ADAM17 has been harder than expected. This has generally been due to its multifunctionality, with over 80 different transmembrane proteins other than tumor necrosis factor α (TNF) b...
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#1Salvatore Santamaria (Imperial College London)H-Index: 14
#2Doretta Cuffaro (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 5
Last. Josefin Ahnström (Imperial College London)H-Index: 16
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ADAMTS-5 is a major protease involved in the turnover of proteoglycans such as aggrecan and versican. Dysregulated aggrecanase activity of ADAMTS-5 has been directly linked to the etiology of osteoarthritis (OA). For this reason, ADAMTS-5 is a pharmaceutical target for the treatment of OA. ADAMTS-5 shares high structural and functional similarities with ADAMTS-4, which makes the design of selective inhibitors particularly challenging. Here we exploited the ADAMTS-5 binding capacity of β-N-acetyl...
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#1Susanna Nencetti (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 18
#2Doretta Cuffaro (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 5
Last. Elisabetta Orlandini (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 20
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Uveal melanoma (UM) represents an aggressive type of cancer and currently, there is no effective treatment for this metastatic disease. In the last years, histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs) have been studied as a possible therapeutic treatment for UM, alone or in association with other chemotherapeutic agents. Here we synthesised a series of new HDACIs based on the SAHA scaffold bearing an (arylidene)aminoxy moiety. Their HDAC inhibitory activity was evaluated on isolated human HDAC1, 3, 6,...
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#1Anke Seifert (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 3
#2Stefan Düsterhöft (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 11
Last. Andreas Ludwig (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 63
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The metalloproteinase ADAM10 critically contributes to development, inflammation, and cancer and can be controlled by endogenous or synthetic inhibitors. Here, we demonstrate for the first time that loss of proteolytic activity of ADAM10 by either inhibition or loss of function mutations induces removal of the protease from the cell surface and the whole cell. This process is temperature dependent, restricted to mature ADAM10, and associated with an increased internalization, lysosomal degradati...
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#1Alessio Nocentini (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 26
#2Doretta Cuffaro (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 5
Last. Claudiu T. Supuran (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 152
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The synthesis and carbonic anhydrase (CA; EC 4.2.1.1) activating effects of a series of oxime ether-based amino alcohols towards four human (h) CA isoforms expressed in human brain, hCA I, II, IV a...
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#1Doretta Cuffaro (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 5
#2Elisa Nuti (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 25
Last. Armando Rossello (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 28
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Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and A disintegrin and Metalloproteinase (ADAMs) are zinc-dependent endopeptidases belonging to the metzincin superfamily. Upregulation of metzincin activity is a major feature in many serious pathologies such as cancer, inflammations, and infections. In the last decades, many classes of small molecules have been developed directed to inhibit these enzymes. The principal shortcomings that have hindered clinical development of metzincin inhibitors are low selectivi...
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#1Doretta Cuffaro (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 5
#2Elisa Nuti (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 25
Last. Armando Rossello (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 28
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Carbonic anhydrases (CAs) are metalloenzymes responsible for the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide to bicarbonate, a fundamental reaction involved in various physiological and pathological pro...
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#1Doretta Cuffaro (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 5
#2Felicia D'Andrea (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 19
Last. Armando Rossello (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 28
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This study reports an ionic liquid (IL) promoted green method to obtain diaryl thioethers useful as key intermediates for the synthesis of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitors. The synthetic p...
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#1Elisa Nuti (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 25
#2Armando Rossello (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 28
Last. Jennifer Vandooren (Rega Institute for Medical Research)H-Index: 18
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A fundamental part of the immune response to infection or injury is leukocyte migration. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a class of secreted or cell-bound endopeptidases, implicated in every step of the process of inflammatory cell migration. Hence, specific inhibition of MMPs is an interesting approach to control inflammation. We evaluated the potential of a bivalent carboxylate inhibitor to selectively inhibit the trimeric proteoform of MMP-9 and compared this with a corresponding monoval...
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