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Stereoisomers of fenoterol and six fenoterol derivatives have been synthesized and their binding affinities for the beta2 adrenergic receptor (Kibeta2-AR), the subtype selectivity relative to the beta1-AR (Kibeta1-AR/Kibeta2-AR) and their functional activities were determined. Of the 26 compounds synthesized in the study, submicromolar binding affinities(More)
PURPOSE To use a previously developed CoMFA model to design a series of new structures of high selectivity and efficacy towards the beta(2)-adrenergic receptor. RESULTS Out of 21 computationally designed structures 6 compounds were synthesized and characterized for beta(2)-AR binding affinities, subtype selectivities and functional activities. (More)
The β₂-adrenergic receptor (β₂-AR) agonist [(3)H]-(R,R')-methoxyfenoterol was employed as the marker ligand in displacement studies measuring the binding affinities (Ki values) of the stereoisomers of a series of 4'-methoxyfenoterol analogs in which the length of the alkyl substituent at α' position was varied from 0 to 3 carbon atoms. The binding(More)
The binding thermodynamics of the stereoisomers of fenoterol, (R,R')-, (S,S')-, (R,S')-, and (S,R')-fenoterol, to the beta(2)-adrenergic receptor (beta(2)-AR) have been determined. The experiments utilized membranes obtained from HEK cells stably transfected with cDNA encoding human beta(2)-AR. Competitive displacement studies using [(3)H]CGP-12177 as the(More)
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are integral membrane proteins that change conformation after ligand binding so that they can transduce signals from an extracellular ligand to a variety of intracellular components. The detailed interaction of a molecule with a G protein-coupled receptor is a complicated process that is influenced by the receptor(More)
The computational approach applicable for the molecular dynamics (MD)-based techniques is proposed to predict the ligand-protein binding affinities dependent on the ligand stereochemistry. All possible stereoconfigurations are expressed in terms of one set of force-field parameters [stereoconfiguration-independent potential (SIP)], which allows for(More)
The understanding of β₂-adrenergic receptor (β₂AR) interactions with ligands as well as the mechanism of receptor activation changed radically from 2007, when the first crystallographic structure of the receptor was reported. Since then numerous crystallographic studies described interactions with all main classes of β₂AR ligands and with G proteins, which(More)
A large number of drug substances act as noncompetitive inhibitors (NCIs) of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) by blocking the ion flux through the channel. An affinity chromatography technique has been developed for investigating the interactions between NCIs and the alpha3beta4 subtype of neuronal nAChR. The data obtained from the(More)
(R,R')-4'-methoxy-1-naphthylfenoterol [(R,R')-MNF] is a highly-selective β2 adrenergic receptor (β2-AR) agonist. Incubation of a panel of human-derived melanoma cell lines with (R,R')-MNF resulted in a dose- and time-dependent inhibition of motility as assessed by in vitro wound healing and xCELLigence migration and invasion assays. Activity of (R,R')-MNF(More)
The interaction of tricyclic antidepressants with the human (h) alpha4beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in different conformational states was compared with that for the noncompetitive antagonist mecamylamine by using functional and structural approaches. The results established that: (a) [(3)H]imipramine binds to halpha4beta2 receptors with relatively(More)