Manthos G. Papadopoulos

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A series of symmetrically bis-substituted imidazole analogs bearing at the N-1 and N-3 two biphenyl moieties ortho substituted either with tetrazole or carboxylate functional groups was designed based on docking studies and utilizing for the first time an extra hydrophobic binding cleft of AT1 receptor. The synthesized analogs were evaluated for their in(More)
A series of experimentally reported as well as computationally designed monoadducts and bisadducts of [60]fullerene analogues have been used in order to analyze the binding interactions between fullerene based inhibitors and HIV-1 PR employing docking studies. MD simulations of ligand-free and the inhibitor bound HIV-1 PR systems complemented the above(More)
For the first time, a set of experimentally reported [60] fullerene derivatives were subjected to the 3D-QSAR/CoMFA and CoMSIA studies. The aim of this study is to propose a series of novel [60] fullerene-based inhibitors with optimal binding affinity for the HIV-1 PR enzyme. The position of the template molecule at the cavity of HIV-1 PR was optimized and(More)
The emergence of HIV-1 drug-resistant mutations is the major problem against AIDS treatment. We employed molecular dynamics (MD) calculations and free energy (MM-PBSA and thermodynamic integration) analyses on wild-type (WT) and mutated HIV-1 protease (HIV-1 PR) complexes with darunavir, amprenavir, indinavir, and saquinavir to clarify the mechanism of(More)
Some linear and nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of Ni(SCH)(4) and several of its derivatives have been computed by employing a series of basis sets and a hierarchy of methods (e.g., HF, DFT, coupled cluster, and multiconfigurational techniques). The electronic structure of Ni(SCH)(4) has been also analyzed by using CASSCF/CASPT2, ab initio valence bond,(More)
The potential energy surface (PES) of Ti@C(28) has been revisited, and the stationary points have been carefully characterized. In particular, the C(2v) symmetry structure considered previously turns out to be a transition state lying 2.3 kcal/mol above the ground state of C(3v) symmetry at the MP2/6-31G(d) level. A large binding energy of 181.3 kcal/mol is(More)
The conformational properties of AT1 antagonist valsartan have been analyzed both in solution and at the binding site of the receptor. Low energy conformations of valsartan in solution were explored by NMR spectroscopy and molecular modeling studies. The NMR results showed the existence of two distinct and almost isoenergetic conformations for valsartan(More)
It has been reported that beta amyloid induces production of radical oxygen species and oxidative stress in neuronal cells, which in turn upregulates β-secretase (BACE-1) expression and beta amyloid levels, thereby propagating oxidative stress and increasing neuronal injury. A series of resveratrol derivatives, known to be inhibitors of oxidative(More)
A set of 30 novel Delta8-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol analogues were subjected to three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship studies using the comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) and comparative molecular similarity indices analysis (CoMSIA) approaches. Using a combination of molecular modeling techniques and NMR(More)
The interactions of the antihypertensive AT(1) antagonists candesartan and losartan with membrane bilayers were studied through the application of DSC, Raman, and solid state (31)P NMR spectroscopies. (1)H and (13)C NMR resonances of candesartan were assigned on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy. A (31)P CP NMR broadline fitting methodology in(More)