Gavril W. Pasternak

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The idea of sodium ions altering G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) ligand binding and signaling was first suggested for opioid receptors (ORs) in the 1970s and subsequently extended to other GPCRs. Recently published ultra-high-resolution crystal structures of GPCRs, including that of the δ-OR subtype, have started to shed light on the mechanism underlying(More)
The formation of an unexpected heterocyclic scaffold, a benzoxazole, in a three-component reaction between a ketone, isocyanide, and 2-aminophenol was encountered. This reaction involved a benzo[b][1,4]oxazine intermediate resulting from intramolecular attack of the aminophenol hydroxyl group on the nitrilium ion. Unlike previous literature examples, the(More)
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