Learn More
The interactions of two organoplatinum complexes, [Pt(C^N)Cl(dppa)], 1, and [Pt(C^N)Cl(dppm)], 2 (C^N = N(1), C(2')-chelated, deprotonated 2-phenylpyridine, dppa = bis(diphenylphosphino)amine, dppm = bis(diphenylphosphino)methane), as antitumor agents, with bovine serum albumin (BSA) and human serum albumin (HSA) have been studied by fluorescence and UV-vis(More)
A novel approach for the use of external memory in ant colony optimization strategy for solving descriptor selection problem in quantitative structure-activity/property relationship studies is described. In this approach, several ant colony system algorithms are run to build an external memory containing a number of elite ants. In the next step, all of the(More)
A quantitative structure activity relationship study has been applied to a data set of 18 sulfa drugs with carcinogenesis activity. Semi-empirical quantum chemical calculation (AM1 method) was used to find the optimum 3D geometry of the studied molecules. Two types of molecular descriptors including chemical and electronic was used to derive a quantitative(More)
The Hansch analysis method was applied to a series of recently synthesized nifedipine analogues containing nitroimidazolyl, phenylimidazolyl, and methylsulphonylimidazolyl groups at the C-4 position and different ester substituents at C-3 and C-5 positions of the dihydropyridine ring. Hydrophobic, electronic, inductive, and resonance substituent constants(More)
A group of dialkyl and diarylester analogues of nifedipine, in which the ortho-nitrophenyl group at position 4 was replaced by a 1-methyl-4,5-dichloroimidazolyl substituent, were synthesized and evaluated as calcium-channel antagonists using the high K(+)concentration of guinea-pig ileum longitudinal smooth muscle. The structure of all compounds was(More)
Quantum dots (QDs) have recently been the focus of attention of many investigators for development of diagnostic tools in many research areas. In this work, we established a new QD-based assay to evaluate the antioxidant/polyphenolic activity. This assay is based on measurement of the inhibitory effect of the antioxidant/polyphenolic compounds on the(More)
A QSAR algorithm, principal component-genetic algorithm-artificial neural network (PC-GA-ANN), has been applied to a set of newly synthesized calcium channel blockers, which are of special interest because of their role in cardiac diseases. A data set of 124 1,4-dihydropyridines bearing different ester substituents at the C-3 and C-5 positions of the(More)
The interaction between harmalol and human serum albumin (HSA) has been studied by fluorescence spectroscopy and molecular modeling methods. The intrinsic fluorescence of HSA was quenched by harmalol, which was rationalized in terms of the static quenching mechanism. The binding parameters, quenching constants and conformation changes were determined by(More)
A new source of amino acid (AA) indices based on quantum topological molecular similarity (QTMS) descriptors has been proposed for use in QSAR study of peptides. For each bond of the chemical structure of AA, eight electronic properties were calculated using the approaches of bond critical point and theory of atom in molecule. Thus, for each molecule a data(More)
A rapid non-separative spectroflourimetric method based on the second-order calibration of the excitation-emission data matrix was proposed for the determination of glutathione (GSH) in human plasma. In the phosphate buffer solution of pH 8.0 GSH reacts with ortho-phthaldehyde (OPA) to yield a fluorescent adduct with maximum fluorescence intensity at about(More)