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Experimental and theoretical physico-chemical methods were used to investigate the interaction between several reversible monoamine oxidase A inhibitors in the oxazolidinone series and the active site of the enzyme. Phenyloxazolidinones include toloxatone and analogues, among which befloxatone was selected as drug candidate for the treatment of depression.(More)
The synthesis of six close analogues of baclofen [3-(4-chlorophenyl)-4-aminobutyric acid] (BAC), a potent GABAB agonist, are reported. The compounds were designed starting from the structural informations contained in the solid state of BAC, regarded as a possible bioactive conformation, in which the p-chlorophenyl ring is perpendicular to the GABA(More)
Structural and electronic characteristics of 5-(5-chlorothien-2-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (I), 5-(furan-2-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (II), 5-(5-bromofuran-2-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (III), 5-(3-bromoisoxazol-5-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (V) and 5-(isoxazol-5-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (IV) have been determined and compared to the BVDU (VI) characteristics in order to explain their(More)
Experimental and theoretical physico-chemical methods were used to investigate the interaction between aryl-oxazolidinones and monoamine oxidase (MAO). Several arguments suggest that these compounds interact with the flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) cofactor of MAO. The calculation using ab initio molecular orbital methods of the electronic properties of(More)
X-ray diffraction and ab initio MO theoretical calculations were used in order to investigate the structural and electronic properties of sarmazenil, a weak inverse agonist at the omega modulatory sites (benzodiazepine receptors). This compound was compared to bretazenil, a partial agonist, and to the antagonist flumazenil on the basis of structural and(More)
The crystal structures of 5-(5-furan-2-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (II), 5-(5-bromofuran-2-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (IV) and 5-(3-bromothien-2-yl)-2'-deoxyuridine (V) have been studied in order to explain the different affinity of the compounds for the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) thymidine kinase. These compounds present a variable affinity according to the(More)
Molecular graphic design coupled with PCILO and crystallographic results have been used to investigate the three-dimensional structure of Tropapride, Piquindone, Zetidoline, and Metoclopramide, four dopamine D-2 receptor antagonists showing Na+-dependent binding. Three putative pharmacophoric elements, a nitrogen lone pair, a phenyl ring and a carbonyl(More)
A combination of experimental and theoretical methods were used to investigate the stereoelectronic structure of zetidoline, a dopamine D2 receptor antagonist showing Na+-dependent binding. The solid-state conformation of zetidoline is characterized by synplanarity (coplanarity of the two rings with the chloro substituent and the carbonyl group on the same(More)
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