O. Delgado

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The eukaryotic translation elongation factor eIF5A is the only protein known to contain the unusual amino acid hypusine which is essential for its biological activity. This post-translational modification is achieved by the sequential action of the enzymes deoxyhypusine synthase (DHS) and deoxyhypusine hydroxylase (DOHH). The crucial molecular function of(More)
There are no specific treatments for the neurological alterations of cirrhotic patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE). Rats with MHE due to portacaval shunt (PCS) show impaired spatial learning. The underlying mechanisms remain unknown. The aims of this work were to assess: (a) whether PCS rats show neuroinflammation in hippocampus, (b) whether(More)
1,4-Oxazines are presented, which show good in vitro inhibition in enzymatic and cellular BACE1 assays. We describe lead optimization focused on reducing the amidine pKa while optimizing interactions in the BACE1 active site. Our strategy permitted modulation of properties such as permeation and especially P-glycoprotein efflux. This led to compounds which(More)
Current authentication practices suffer from many loopholes. To access an online banking facility, a customer with Internet access would need to register with the institution for the service, and set up some password for authentication process. Basically there are two types of password inputs allowed by banking websites these days. The first one is the(More)
Aminopiperazinone inhibitors of BACE were identified by rational design. Structure based design guided idea prioritization and initial racemic hit 18a showed good activity. Modification in decoration and chiral separation resulted in the 40 nM inhibitor, (-)-37, which showed in vivo reduction of amyloid beta peptides. The crystal structure of 18a showed a(More)
We report the continuation of a focused medicinal chemistry program aimed to further optimize a series of imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazines as a novel class of potent and selective phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) inhibitors. In vitro and in vivo pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluation allowed the selection of compound 25a for its assessment in preclinical(More)
The preparation of novel fluorinated allylamines and their use as key fragments for the stereoselective synthesis of hydroxyethyl secondary amine (HEA)-type peptidomimetics is described. Our strategy employs chiral sulfinyl imines as synthesis intermediates, by treatment of hemiaminal precursors with two equivalents of vinylmagnesium bromide. The subsequent(More)
Since KDD first appeared the research has been mainly fo-cused on the development of efficient algorithms to extract hidden knowledge. As a result, a lot of systems have been implemented during the last decade. A common feature of these systems is that they either implement a specific algorithm or they are specific for a certain domain. As new algorithms(More)
The search for novel heterobicyclic compounds within the drug-like chemical space continues to be an area of interest in medicinal chemistry. Unsaturated N-bridgehead heterocycles are well represented in marketed drugs for a variety of therapeutic areas, and continue to play an important role in central nervous system (CNS) drug discovery programs. Examples(More)