Eduardo López Domínguez

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The number and frequency of susceptibility alleles at loci associated to most psychiatric disorders is largely unknown, in spite of its relevance for the design of studies aiming to find these alleles. Both, common polymorphisms and rare mutations may contribute to the genetic susceptibility to complex psychiatric disorders, being the relative relevance of(More)
The serotonin and dopamine neurotransmitter systems are candidate pathways in the development of schizophrenia because of the assumed causal relationship with the observed symptoms as well as effective targeting of the corresponding receptors by antipsychotic drugs. However, genetic association studies have systematically focused on a limited set of genes(More)
In this work we propose an efficient real-time causal broadcast algorithm with fault tolerance to unreliable networks. The algorithm allows for the delivery of causal messages with recovering capabilities on real-time systems by using the concept of redundancy. Redundancy, in our work, is calculated based on the causal distance. The concept of causal(More)
Patterns of protein expression can be used to identify biomarkers of disease, prognosis or treatment response. Peripheral 5-HT2A and D3 receptors have been proposed as protein markers in schizophrenia. We investigated the possible parallel regulation of these candidate biomarkers in central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral blood cells by a comparative(More)
A series of 37 benzolactam derivatives were synthesized, and their respective affinities for the dopamine D(2) and D(3) receptors evaluated. The relationships between structures and binding affinities were investigated using both ligand-based (3D-QSAR) and receptor-based methods. The results revealed the importance of diverse structural features in(More)
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that involves many cell types, amongst which mast cells are known to be important. Adenosine, a potent bronchoconstricting agent, exerts its ability to modulate adenosine receptors of mast cells thereby potentiating derived mediator release, histamine being one of the first mediators to be released.(More)
One of the grand challenges in chemical biology is identifying a small-molecule modulator for each individual function of all human proteins. Instead of targeting one protein at a time, an efficient approach to address this challenge is to target entire protein families by taking advantage of the relatively high levels of chemical promiscuity observed(More)
We describe the synthesis and binding affinities on D(2), 5-HT(2A) and 5-HT(2C) receptors of 6-aminomethyl-6,7-dihydro-1H-indazol-4(5H)-ones and 6-aminomethyl-6,7-dihydro-3-methyl-benzo[d]isoxazol-4(5H)-ones, as conformationally constrained butyrophenone analogues. One of the new compounds showed good in vitro binding features, and a Meltzer's ratio(More)
Problem statement: Causal ordering is used in Mobile Distributed Systems (MDS) to reduce the non-determinism induced by four main aspects: host mobility, asynchronous execution, unpredictable communication delays and unreliable communication channels. Some causal protocols have been proposed for MDS. All of these protocols in order to ensure the causal(More)
The complex etiology of schizophrenia has prompted researchers to develop clozapine-related multitarget strategies to combat its symptoms. Here we describe a series of new 6-aminomethylbenzofuranones in an effort to find new chemical structures with balanced affinities for 5-HT2 and dopamine receptors. Through biological and computational studies of 5-HT2A(More)