Osvaldo Andrade Santos-Filho

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Mortality attributable to infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has now overtaken the death rate for AIDS in the United States, and advances in research are urgently needed to address this challenge. We report the results of the systematic identification of protein-protein interactions for the hospital-acquired strain MRSA-252.(More)
The development of drug resistance is reducing the efficiency of antifolates as antimalarials. This phenomenon has been linked to the occurrence of mutations in the parasite's dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR). In this way, the resistance to pyrimethamine and cycloguanil, two potent inhibitors of P. falciparum DHFR, is mainly related to mutations (single and(More)
A set of 18 structurally diverse antifolates including pyrimethamine, cycloguanil, methotrexate, aminopterin and trimethoprim, and 13 pyrrolo[2,3-d pyrimidines were studied using four-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship (4D-QSAR) analysis. The corresponding biological activities of these compounds include IC50 inhibition constants for(More)
Anthropogenic compounds with the capacity to interact with the steroid-binding site of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) pose health risks to humans and other vertebrates including fish. Building on studies of human SHBG, we have applied in silico drug discovery methods to identify potential binders for SHBG in zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model aquatic(More)
A 4D-QSAR analysis was carried out for a set of 37 hydrazides whose minimum inhibitory concentrations against M. tuberculosis var. bovis were evaluated. These ligands are thought to act like isoniazid in mycolic acid biosynthesis. Results indicate that nonpolar groups in the acyl moiety of ligands markedly decrease biological activity. Molecular(More)
A benchmark data set of steroids with known affinity for sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) has been widely used to validate popular molecular field-based QSAR techniques. We have expanded the data set by adding a number of nonsteroidal SHBG ligands identified both from the literature and in our previous experimental studies. This updated molecular set has(More)
Molecular similarity and QSAR analyses have been used to develop compact, robust, and definitive models for skin penetration by organic compounds. The QSAR models have been sought to provide an interpretation and characterization of plausible molecular mechanisms of skin penetration. A training set of 40 structurally diverse compounds were selected to be(More)
Free energy force field (FEFF) 3D-QSAR analysis was used to construct ligand-receptor binding models for a set of 18 structurally diverse antifolates including pyrimethamine, cycloguanil, methotrexate, aminopterin and trimethoprim, and 13 pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines. The molecular target ('receptor') used was a 3D-homology model of a specific mutant type of(More)
A set of 30 structurally diverse molecules, for which Caco-2 cell permeation coefficients were determined, formed the training set for construction of Caco-2 cell permeation models based upon membrane-interaction (MI) QSAR analysis and a new QSAR method called 4D-fingerprint QSAR analysis. The descriptor terms of the 4D-fingerprints equation are molecular(More)
The original quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) formulation was proposed by Hansch and Fujita in the 1960's and, since then QSAR analysis has evolved as a mature science, due mainly to the advances that occurred in the past two decades in the fields of molecular modeling, data analysis algorithms, chemoinformatics, and the application of(More)