Ricardo D. Enriz

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The petroleum ether extract of Baccharis darwinii showed activity against Cryptococcus neoformans and dermatophytes. Bioactivity-guided fractionation of Baccharis darwinii has resulted in the isolation of three coumarins: 5'-hydroxy aurapten (anisocoumarin H, 1), aurapten (7-geranyloxycoumarin, 2) and 5'-oxoaurapten (diversinin, 3). The structures of these(More)
Two series of halogenated 1-benzyl-7-chloro-6-hydroxy-tetrahydroisoquinolines were prepared to explore the influence of each series on the affinity for dopamine receptors. All the compounds displayed a high affinity for D(1)-like and/or D(2)-like dopamine receptors in striatal membranes, although they were unable to inhibit [(3)H]-dopamine uptake in(More)
The multidimensional Potential Energy Hypersurface (PEHS) for the cyclononane molecule was comprehensively investigated at the Hartree-Fock (HF), and Density Functional Theory (DFT) levels of theory. Second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2) optimizations were also carried out to confirm the low-energy conformations. The previously reported(More)
Dopamine receptors (DR) ligands are potential drug candidates for treating neurological disorders including schizophrenia or Parkinson's disease. Three series of isoquinolines: (E)-1-styryl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines (series 1), 7-phenyl-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexahydrocyclopenta[ij]-IQs (HCPIQs) (series 2) and (E)-1-(prop-1-en-1-yl)-1,2,3,4-(More)
Seventeen drimanes including polygodial (1), isopolygodial (2), drimenol (3) and confertifolin (4) obtained from natural sources and the semi-synthetic derivatives 5-17 obtained from 1-3, were evaluated in vitro for antifungal properties against a unique panel of fungi with standardized procedures by using two end-points, MIC(100) and MIC(50). A SAR(More)
A molecular modeling study on dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) inhibitors was carried out. By combining molecular dynamics simulations with semiempirical (PM6), ab initio, and density functional theory (DFT) calculations, a simple and generally applicable procedure to evaluate the binding energies of DHFR inhibitors interacting with the human enzyme is(More)
We report here an exhaustive and complete conformational study on the conformational potential energy hypersurface (PEHS) of dopamine (DA) interacting with the dopamine D2 receptor (D2-DR). A reduced 3D model for the binding pocket of the human D2-DR was constructed on the basis of the theoretical model structure of bacteriorhodopsin. In our reduced model(More)
The Eighth Central European Conference "Chemistry towards Biology" was held in Brno, Czech Republic, on August 28-September 1, 2016 to bring together experts in biology, chemistry and design of bioactive compounds; promote the exchange of scientific results, methods and ideas; and encourage cooperation between researchers from all over the world. The topics(More)
In this work, we study the structure–activity relationship of a series of Dihydrofolate reductase inhibitors by two-dimensional quantitative activity–structure relationship and three-dimensional quantitative activity–structure relationship techniques. The two-dimensional quantitative activity–structure relationship models were developed by using two(More)
A molecular modeling study on 16 1-benzyl tetrahydroisoquinolines (BTHIQs) acting as dopaminergic ligands was carried out. By combining molecular dynamics simulations with ab initio and density functional theory (DFT) calculations, a simple and generally applicable procedure to evaluate the binding energies of BTHIQs interacting with the human dopamine D2(More)