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Allosteric, non-competitive inhibitors (NCIs) of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) have been shown to produce a wide variety of clinically relevant responses. Many of the observed effects are desired as the nAChR is the therapeutic target, while others are undesired consequences due to off-target binding at the nAChR. Thus, 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)
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)
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)
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)
We compared the interaction of fluoxetine and paroxetine, two selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), with the human (h) alpha4beta2, alpha3beta4, and alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) in different conformational states, using Ca(2+) influx, radioligand binding, and molecular docking approaches. The results established that (1)(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)
]decan-2-amine enantiomers interact with the human α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor at luminal and non-luminal domains. Abstract Introduction The interaction of (S,S)-and (R,R)-N,6-dimethyltricyclo[
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)