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)
A series of new mixed benzimidazole-arylpiperazine derivatives were designed by incorporating in general structure III the pharmacophoric elements of 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT(3) receptors. Compounds 1-11 were synthesized and evaluated for binding affinity at both serotoninergic receptors, all of them exhibiting high 5-HT(3)R affinity (K(i)=10-62nM), and(More)
We present in this study an optimization of a preliminary pharmacophore model for 5-HT(7)R antagonism, with the incorporation of recently reported ligands and using an efficient procedure with the CATALYST program. The model consists of five features: a positive ionizable atom (PI), a H-bonding acceptor group (HBA), and three hydrophobic regions (HYD). This(More)
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