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Methods of quantum chemistry have been applied to double-charged complexes involving the transition metals Ni(2+), Cu(2+) and Zn(2+) with the aromatic amino acids (AAA) phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan. The effect of hydration on the relative stability and geometry of the individual species studied has been evaluated within the supermolecule approach.(More)
Rheological, haemostatic, endothelial and platelet abnormalities appear to play a role in the thrombotic complications of hypertension. This prothrombotic/hypercoagulable state in hypertension may contribute to the increased risk and severity of target organ damage. It can be induced by the activated renin-angiotensin system (RAS), with abnormalities in(More)
Interactions between metal ions and amino acids are common both in solution and in the gas phase. The effect of metal ions and water on the structure of L-histidine is examined. The effect of metal ions (Li+, Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Ni2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+) and water on structures of His·M(H2O)m, m=0.1 complexes have been determined theoretically employing density(More)
The molecular structure of trimeric units (D-E-F and F-G-H) and the pentamer D-E-F-G-H of heparin (sodium salts and their anionic forms) was studied using the B3LYP/6-31G(d) method. The equilibrium structure of the sodium salts of the trimers and pentamer investigated in the isolated state was determined by multidentate coordination of the sodium cations(More)
The IdoA2S structural unit of heparin (subunit G) may oscillate among the three conformations (4C1, 1C4, and 2So). Only the twisted boat conformation allowed the biologically active pentasaccharide unit of heparin (DEFGH) to bind to antithrombin. Our work reports, in detail, the results of systematic large-scale theoretical investigations of the three basic(More)
The methods of theoretical chemistry have been used to elucidate molecular properties of the antihypertensive, cardiovascular protective and antithrombotic perindopril ((2S,3aS,7aS)-1-[(2S)-2-[[(2S)-1-ethoxy-1-oxopentan-2-yl]amino]propanoyl]-2,3,3a,4,5,6,7,7a-octahydroindole-2-carboxylic acid). The geometries and energies of various neutral and ionized(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperhomocysteinaemia is a disorder of methionine metabolism, in which a liver plays a role. It may be frequently due to nutritional deficiencies, particularly low folate status. The aim of the study was to evaluate the serum concentration of homocysteine (Hcy) in patients with chronic liver diseases (CLD), and to assess the relation between Hcy,(More)
Preferential adsorption of dipeptide diastereomers (dialanine, Val-Ala) on clay mineral surfaces was observed. Significantly higher adsorption of dipeptides composed from only one type of enantiomer of amino acid units in comparison to those containing both L- and D-type of amino acid units in their molecules, was experimentally proven. This selectivity was(More)
The geometries of 19 biologically active substituted sulfonamides (including clinically useful acetazolamide, methazolamide, ethoxzolamide, dichlorophenamide, dorzolamide, and brinzolamide) in both neutral and deprotonated forms, were optimized using Becke3LYP/6-311+G(d,p) method (compounds 1-6) and two-layered ONIOM (B3LYP 6-311+G(d,p): MNDO) method(More)