Victoria Nahum

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We explored the stereoselective activation of the P2Y11 receptor, stably expressed and tagged with GFP, in 1321N1 cells, in comparison to its closest homologue, the P2Y1 receptor. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH The potency of several chiral ATP analogues was determined by measuring increases in intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i).(More)
In the companion paper, part 1, we described the construction of an improved molecular model for the h-P2Y1 receptor (h-P2Y1-R) and proposed a rational for the stereoelectronic selectivity of the receptor. Here, we extend our studies on the molecular recognition of the h-P2Y1-R to the exploration of the diastereoselectivity of this receptor. For this(More)
Dinucleoside polyphosphates, NpnN', exert their physiological effects via P2 receptors. They are attractive drug targets as they offer better stability and specificity compared to nucleotides, the most common P2-receptor ligands. To further improve the properties of NpnN', which are still pharmacologically unsatisfactory, we developed novel boranophosphate(More)
P2Y-nucleotide receptors represent important targets for drug development. The lack of stable and receptor specific agonists, however, has prevented successful therapeutic applications. A novel series of P-boronated ATP derivatives (ATP-alpha-B) were synthesized by substitution of a nonbridging O at P(alpha) with a BH(3) group. This introduces a chiral(More)
P2-receptors (P2-Rs) represent important targets for novel drug development. Most ATP analogues proposed as potential drug candidates have shortcomings such as limited receptor-selectivity and limited stability that justify the search for new P2-R agonists. Therefore, a novel series of nucleotides based on the adenosine 5'-O-(1-boranotriphosphate)(More)
We previously developed orthosteric M1 muscarinic agonists (e.g. AF102B, AF267B and AF292), which act as cognitive enhancers and potential disease modifiers. We now report on a novel compound, AF710B, a highly potent and selective allosteric M1 muscarinic and σ1 receptor agonist. AF710B exhibits an allosteric agonistic profile on the M1 muscarinic receptor;(More)
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