David E. Reichert

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We present the results from a Comparative Molecular Field Analysis (CoMFA) and docking study of a diverse set of 36 estrogen receptor ligands whose relative binding affinities (RBA) with respect to 17beta-Estradiol were available in both isoforms of the nuclear estrogen receptors (ER alpha, ER beta). Initial CoMFA models exhibited a correlation between the(More)
Subtype selective dopamine receptor ligands have long been sought after as therapeutic and/or imaging agents for the treatment and monitoring of neurologic disorders. We report herein on a combined structure- and ligand-based approach to explore the molecular mechanism of the subtype selectivity for a large class of D₂-like dopamine receptor ligands (163(More)
To provide insight of their inhibition mechanism and facilitate the design of more potent ligands, a series of 59 isatin sulfonamide analogues were docked to the X-ray structure of caspase-3, one of the important cysteine aspartyl-specific execution proteases in apoptosis, and their binding conformations were analyzed by 3D-QSAR studies. Comparative(More)
Neuropsychiatric disorders represent a substantial social and health care issue. The National Institutes of Health estimates that greater than 2 million adults suffer from neuropsychiatric disorders in the USA. These individuals experience symptoms that can include auditory hallucinations, delusions, unrealistic beliefs and cognitive dysfunction. Although(More)
We previously reported on the synthesis of substituted phenyl-4-hydroxy-1-piperidyl indole analogues with nanomolar affinity at D2 dopamine receptors, ranging from 10- to 100-fold selective for D2 compared to the D3 dopamine receptor subtype. More recently, we evaluated a panel of aripiprazole analogues, identifying several analogues that also exhibit D2 vs(More)
This study was aimed at developing a triazine-based modular platform for targeted PET imaging. We synthesized mono- or bis-cyclo(RGDfK) linked triazine-based conjugates specifically targeting integrin αvβ3 receptors. The core molecules could be easily linked to targeting peptide and radiolabeled bifunctional chelator. The spacer core molecule was(More)
Ketamine is a psychotomimetic and antidepressant drug. Although antagonism of cell-surface NMDA receptors (NMDARs) may trigger ketamine's psychoactive effects, ketamine or its major metabolite norketamine could act intracellularly to produce some behavioral effects. To explore the viability of this latter hypothesis, we examined intracellular accumulation(More)
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