Thomas M. Mavromoustakos

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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)
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)
(1)H NMR Saturation Transfer Difference (STD) experiments were applied to study the binding of aspirin and of an anti-inflammatory complex of Cu(I), namely [Cu(tpp)(pmt)](2) [pmt = 2-mercaptopyrimidine), synthesized in an attempt to develop novel metallotherapeutic molecules. While aspirin showed only very weak binding, the complex [Cu(tpp)(pmt)](2) clearly(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)
The objectives of this study include the design of a series of novel fullerene-based inhibitors for HIV-1 protease (HIV-1 PR), by employing two strategies that can also be applied to the design of inhibitors for any other target. Additionally, the interactions which contribute to the observed exceptionally high binding free energies were analyzed. In(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)
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