Jana Sopková-de Oliveira Santos

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In contrast with most inhalational anesthetics, the anesthetic gases xenon (Xe) and nitrous oxide (N(2)O) act by blocking the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. Using x-ray crystallography, we examined the binding characteristics of these two gases on two soluble proteins as structural models: urate oxidase, which is a prototype of a variety of(More)
Several annexins have been shown to bind proteins that belong to the S100 calcium-binding protein family. The two best-characterized complexes are annexin II with p11 and annexin I with S100C, the former of which has been implicated in membrane fusion processes. We have solved the crystal structures of the complexes of p11 with annexin II N-terminus and of(More)
The (Anx2)(2)(p11)(2) heterotetramer has been implicated in endo- and exocytosis in vivo and in liposome aggregation in vitro. Here we report on the modelling of the heterotetramer complex using docking algorithms. Two types of models are generated-heterotetramer and heterooctamer. On the basis of the agreement between the calculated (X-ray) electron(More)
Herein, we describe the structure-activity relationship study of a new 3-aryl-8H-thieno[2,3-b]pyrrolizin-8-one series of antitubulin agents. The pharmacological results from the National Cancer Institute in vitro human disease oriented tumor cell line screening allowed us to identify compound 1d (NSC 676693) as a very efficient antitumoral drug in all(More)
We herein describe the synthesis of novel dipyrrolo- and furopyrrolopyrazinones related to highly cytotoxic tripentones and to their oximes. The synthetic pathway involved in particular a Curtius rearrangement and a subsequent cyclisation into the title pyrazinones. The biological evaluation towards various cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs1-5, GSK-3)(More)
Crystallographic studies have shown that the binding of calcium to domain III of annexin V is accompanied by a large conformational change involving surface exposure of Trp187. Here we examine this conformational transition using computer simulation. It is found that the burial of Trp187 is accompanied by a large increase in conformational strain,(More)
The title carbazolyl boronic ester, C(22)H(28)BNO(2), (I), is a building block for the synthesis of new carbazole derivatives of potential utility as pharmaceutically active compounds. The crystal structure of (I) and of the title bromocarbazole compound, C(16)H(16)BrN, (II), the synthetic precursor of (I), were solved and analysed with the aim of(More)
The title compound, C(19)H(20)BrNO(2), consists of a carbazole skeleton with methyl groups at positions 1 and 4, a protecting group located at the N atom and a Br atom at position 6. The pyrrole ring is oriented at dihedral angles of 1.27 (7) and 4.86 (7)° with respect to the adjacent benzene rings. The dihedral angle between the benzene rings is 5.11 (7).(More)
The localization of dioxygen sites in oxygen-binding proteins is a nontrivial experimental task and is often suggested through indirect methods such as using xenon or halide anions as oxygen probes. In this study, a straightforward method based on x-ray crystallography under high pressure of pure oxygen has been developed. An application is given on urate(More)
Human urotensin-II (hU-II) is a cyclic peptide that plays a central role in cardiovascular homeostasis and is considered to be the most potent mammalian vasoconstrictor identified to date. It is a natural ligand of the human urotensin-II (hUT-II) receptor, a member of the family of rhodopsin-like G-protein-coupled receptors. To understand the molecular(More)