Víctor M. Sánchez-Pedregal

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In structure-based drug design, the relative orientation of two competitive ligands A and B in the receptor binding pocket plays a central role in the design of high-affinity drug candidates from weakly bound lead compounds. In this communication we report on the observation of interligand spin-diffusion-mediated transferred-NOE data, which have the(More)
The formation of the Tat-protein/TAR-RNA complex is a crucial step in the regulation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-gene expression. To obtain full-length viral transcripts the Tat/TAR complex has to recruit the positive transcription elongation factor complex (P-EFTb), which interacts with TAR through its cyclin T1 (CycT1) component. Mutational(More)
A procedure for the direct use of (1)D(CH) residual dipolar couplings (RDCs) from freely rotating groups in the structural analysis of small molecules was implemented. (1)D(CH) RDCs were used to determine both the preferred conformation and the stereochemical assignment of the diastereotopic geminal methyls of 8-phenylmenthol. Furthermore, a method was also(More)
The use of the cetylpyridinium chloride (CPCL)/NaCl/hexanol liquid crystal allowed the measurement of (1)D(CH) residual dipolar couplings of the isoquinoline alkaloid salsolidine in its protonated state. Populations of its two half-chair forms were determined by using the single alignment tensor approximation combined with global superposition of(More)
Tubulin is a fascinating molecule that forms the cytoskeleton of the cells and plays an important role in cell division and trafficking of molecules. It polymerizes and depolymerizes in order to fulfill this biological function. This function can be modulated by small molecules that interfere with the polymerization or the depolymerization. In this article,(More)
A new bipyridine building block has been used for the solid-phase synthesis of dinuclear DNA-binding ruthenium(II) metallopeptides. Detailed spectroscopic studies suggest that these compounds bind to the DNA by insertion into the DNA minor groove. Moreover, the potential of the solid-phase peptide synthesis approach is demonstrated by the straightforward(More)
The dependence of molecular alignment with solvent nature and salt concentration has been investigated for mechanically stretched polyacrylamide copolymer gels. Residual dipolar couplings (RDCs) were recorded for D(2)O, DMSO-d(6), and DMSO-d(6)/D(2)O solutions containing different proportions of the solvents and different sodium chloride concentrations.(More)
A practical, integrated and versatile U-4CR-based assembly of 1,4-benzodiazepin-2-ones exhibiting functionally, skeletally, and stereochemically diverse substitution patterns is described. By virtue of its convergence, atom economy, and bond-forming efficiency, the methodology documented herein exemplifies the reconciliation of structural complexity and(More)