Angelica Fierro

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Twenty-nine arylisopropylamines, substituted at the beta-position of their side chain by an oxo, hydroxy, or methoxy group, were evaluated in vitro as MAO-A and MAO-B inhibitors. The oxo derivatives ('cathinones') were in general less active as MAO-A inhibitors than the corresponding arylisopropylamines, but exhibited an interesting MAO-B inhibiting(More)
A series of naphthylisopropylamine and N-benzyl-4-methylthioamphetamine derivatives were evaluated as monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Their potencies were compared with those of a series of amphetamine derivatives, to test if the increase of electron richness of the aromatic ring and overall size of the molecule might improve their potency as enzyme(More)
BACKGROUND There are doubts wether generic medications have the same bioavailability and efficacy compared with the original drugs developed by pharmaceutical companies with research capabilities. AIM To compare the pharmacokinetics and clinical (motor) responses of Sinemet and Grifoparkin (generic carbidopa/levodopa 250/25 mg) in patients with advanced(More)
(+/-)-4-Methylthioamphetamine (MTA) was resolved into its enantiomers, and a series of N-alkyl derivatives of the parent compound, as well as its alpha-ethyl analogue, were prepared. The monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitory properties of these substances were evaluated in vitro, using a crude rat brain mitochondrial suspension as the source of enzyme. All(More)
Deschampsia antarctica (Poaceae) is one of the two vascular plants known to have colonized the Antarctic region. Studies examining the biosynthesis of flavonoids, compounds which plants use, for example, for protection against overexposure to UV light or as antioxidants that scavenge free radicals and other oxidative species, in D. antarctica may provide(More)
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are a family of ligand-gated nonselective cationic channels that participate in fundamental physiological processes at both the central and the peripheral nervous system. The extent of calcium entry through ligand-gated ion channels defines their distinct functions. The α9α10 nicotinic cholinergic receptor, expressed in(More)
Four enantiomerically pure (S)-4-alkylthioamphetamine derivatives were evaluated as monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors using the human and rat isoforms of the enzyme. Molecular dockings were performed in order to gain insights regarding the binding mode of these inhibitors. All compounds were potent and selective MAO-A inhibitors although different rank(More)
Although substrate conversion mediated by human monoaminooxidase (hMAO) has been associated with the deprotonated state of their amine moiety, data regarding the influence of protonation on substrate binding at the active site are scarce. Thus, in order to assess protonation influence, steered molecular dynamics (SMD) runs were carried out. These(More)
The in vitro monoamine oxidase inhibitory (MAOI) activities of 11 heteroarylisopropylamines vis-à-vis MAO-A and MAO-B were described and interpreted in terms of possible interactions with the enzyme active site. Molecular dynamics simulations allowed a comparison between the most active MAO-A inhibitor of the series, the 1-(2-benzofuryl)-2-aminopropane, and(More)
A series of phenethylamine derivatives with various ring substituents and with or without N-methyl and/or C-alpha methyl or ethyl groups was synthesized and assayed for their ability reversibly to inhibit monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) and monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B). Several compounds showed potent and selective MAO-A inhibitory activity (IC(50) in the(More)