Ma José Morcillo

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In this work, we evaluate the structural differences of transmembrane helix 3 in rhodopsin and the 5-hydroxytryptamine 1A (5-HT1A) receptor caused by their different amino acid sequence. Molecular dynamics simulations of helix 3 in the 5-HT1A receptor tends to bend toward helix 5, in sharp contrast to helix 3 in rhodopsin, which is properly located within(More)
Based on a computational model for 5-HT(1A)R-ligand interaction and QSAR studies, we have designed and synthesized a new series of arylpiperazines 2-8 which exhibit high 5-HT(1A)R affinity and selectivity over alpha(1)-adrenergic receptors. Among them, compound CSP-2503 (4) has been pharmacologically characterized as a 5-HT(1A)R agonist at somatodendritic(More)
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