Andrzej J. Bojarski

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The aim of this paper was to investigate whether rotenone, a pesticide causing experimental parkinsonism, causes direct damage to dopaminergic structure when injected intracerebrally and whether this action may be prevented by peripheral administration of 1-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline (1MeTIQ), an endogenous compound with anti-dopaminergic(More)
We introduce a new approach to the known concept of interaction profiles, based on Structural Interaction Fingerprints (SIFt), for precise and rapid binding site description. A set of scripts for batch generation and analysis of SIFt were prepared, and the implementation is computationally efficient and supports parallelization. It is based on a 9-digit(More)
Structural modifications of 1, a postsynaptic 5-HT(1A) receptor antagonist, provided its flexible (8, 12) and rigid (7, 9, 11, 13) analogues. Compounds 7, 8, 9, and 11 showed high 5-HT(1A) receptor affinity (K(i) = 4-72 nM). They acted as 5-HT(1A) postsynaptic receptor antagonists, since, like 1, they inhibited the behavioral syndrome, i.e., flat body(More)
The synthesis, physicochemical and pharmacological properties of new N-[(4-arylpiperazin-1-yl)-alkyl]-2-azaspiro[4.4]nonane- (8a-c, 10a-d) and [4.5]decane-1,3-dione (9a-c, 11a-d) derivatives were described. The antiepileptic effects of those compounds were examined by a maximal electroshock (MES) and a pentylenetetrazole (sc. PTZ) tests, and their(More)
BACKGROUND A growing popularity of machine learning methods application in virtual screening, in both classification and regression tasks, can be observed in the past few years. However, their effectiveness is strongly dependent on many different factors. RESULTS In this study, the influence of the way of forming the set of inactives on the classification(More)
A set of 31 diversified 5-HT7 receptor antagonists was automatically docked to a conformational ensemble of rhodopsin-based 5-HT7R models (flexible docking). It was found that ergolines, aporphines, and tricyclic psychotropic agents were always docked in a pocket formed by TMHs 4-6, and besides the main ionic bond with Asp3.32, they had specific(More)
This paper describes a rhodopsin-based model of 5-HT(1A) serotonin receptor. The flexibility of the receptor was considered by using large number of models for ligand dockings. Rearrangements of the heptahelical bundle were introduced, which resulted in the improvement of correlation between computational results and experimental data. The model was(More)
A series of new 4,6-di(heteroaryl)pyrimidines containing an N-methylpiperazino group (6-13) or an ethylenediamine chain (15-20) in position 2 were synthesized and their 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A receptor affinities were determined. It was shown that the substituent effects on the 5-HT2A affinity are additive and could be described quantitatively. In a behavioral(More)
A series of new compounds containing a benzimidazole, benzothiazole, or benzoxazole nucleus linked to an arylpiperazine by different thioalkyl chains was prepared. They were tested in radioligand binding experiments to evaluate their affinity for 5-HT 1A and 5-HT 2A serotonergic, alpha 1 adrenergic, D1, and D2 dopaminergic receptors. Many of tested(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous studies in a group of arylpiperazine derivatives of 1,3-dimethyl-3,7-dihydro-purine-2,6-diones, aimed at chemical diversification of the purine-2,6-dione by introduction of hydrophobic substituent in a 7- or 8- position or elongation of the linker length between arylpiperazine and purine core, allowed a selection of potent 5-HT1A,(More)