Alicia Marcos

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The asymmetric synthesis and biological activity of (2S,1'S,2'R,3'R)-2-(2'-carboxy-3'-hydroxymethylcyclopropyl) glycine ((+)-3) is described. This novel C-3' substituted carboxy cyclopropyl glycine is a highly potent group 2 and group 3 mGluR agonist that has proven to be orally active in both fear potentiated startle (animal model for anxiety) and(More)
As part of our ongoing research to identify novel agents acting at metabotropic glutamate 2 (mGlu2) and 3 (mGlu3) receptors, we have previously reported the identification of the C4α-methyl analog of mGlu2/3 receptor agonist 1 (LY354740). This molecule, 1S,2S,4R,5R,6S-2-amino-4-methylbicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-2,6-dicarboxylate 2 (LY541850), exhibited an(More)
Identification of orthosteric mGlu(2/3) receptor agonists capable of discriminating between individual mGlu2 and mGlu3 subtypes has been highly challenging owing to the glutamate-site sequence homology between these proteins. Herein we detail the preparation and characterization of a series of molecules related to(More)
The nuclear reactions induced by high energetic protons in heavy targets such as UC2 and ThC cause a particular, complex radiation protection task at facilities like ISOLDE: the measurement of a mixture of different isotopes of the radioactive noble gas radon and the radon progenies in air. The knowledge of their respective activity concentration is(More)
The synthesis of a series of C3'-cis-substituted carboxycyclopropyl glycines bearing a wide variety of functional groups is described, and the structure-activity relationship for this series as agonists of group II metabotropic glutamate receptors is reported.
NMR Conformational analysis of a hydroxyethylamine peptide isostere developed as an aspartyl protease inhibitor shows that it is a flexible architecture. Cyclization to form pyrrolidines, piperidines or morpholines results in a preorganization of the whole system in solution. The resulting conformation is similar to the conformation of the inhibitor in the(More)
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