Thomas M. Mavromoustakos

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Molecular docking, classification techniques, and 3D-QSAR CoMSIA were combined in a multistep framework with the ultimate goal of identifying potent pyrimidine-urea inhibitors of TNF-α production. Using the crystal structure of p38α, all the compounds were docked into the enzyme active site. The docking pose of each compound was subsequently used in a(More)
A new 1,5 disubstituted imidazole AT(1) Angiotensin II (AII) receptor antagonist related to losartan with reversion of butyl and hydroxymethyl groups at the 2-, 5-positions of the imidazole ring was synthesized and evaluated for its antagonist activity (V8). In vitro results indicated that the reorientation of butyl and hydroxymethyl groups on the imidazole(More)
In the last few decades, nanotechnology has been deeply established into human's everyday life with a great number of applications in cosmetics, textiles, electronics, optics, medicine, and many more. Although nanotechnology applications are rapidly increasing, the toxicity of some nanomaterials to living organisms and the environment still remains unknown(More)
Docking calculations that allow the estimation of the binding energy of small ligands in the GIIA sPLA(2) active site were used in a structure-based design protocol. Four GIIA sPLA(2) inhibitors co-crystallised with the enzyme, were used for examining the enzyme active site and for testing the FlexX in SYBYL 6.8 molecular docking program to reproduce the(More)
The group IVA cytosolic phospholipase A(2) (GIVA cPLA(2)) plays a central role in inflammation. Long chain 2-oxoamides constitute a class of potent GIVA cPLA(2) inhibitors that exhibit potent in vivo anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity. We have now gained insight into the binding of 2-oxoamide inhibitors in the GIVA cPLA(2) active site through a(More)
Thirty-eight antileukemic steroidal esters possessing conformationally flexible nitrogen mustards were studied, and the 3D QSAR/CoMFA and CoMSIA methodologies were applied in order to derive the correlation between their structure and the in vivo antileukemic activity. These compounds show significantly reduced toxicity and possibly increased(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)
Automated docking allowing a "protein-based" alignment was performed on a set of indole inhibitors of the GIIA secreted phospholipase A(2) (GIIA sPLA(2)). A correlation between the binding scores and the experimental inhibitory activity was observed (r(2) = 0.666, N = 34). All the indole inhibitors were docked in the active site of the GIIA sPLA(2) enzyme,(More)
A database has been derived from recently reported [60]fullerene derivatives, and their binding scores with HIV-1 PR have been computed using docking techniques. Computational methods have been used to predict which derivatives may have high binding affinities, and for these compounds biological tests have been performed with purified PR. Experimental(More)
Most of current 3D-QSAR algorithms use alignments of compounds at the training set based on reference active ligands in the first step of the construction of the pharamacophore modeling. This first step mostly defines the success of constructed pharmacophore models. In this step, it is essential to find the bioactive conformation for solid and reliable(More)