Xialan Dong

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Current anesthetics, especially the inhaled ones, have troublesome side effects and may be associated with durable changes in cognition. It is therefore highly desirable to develop novel chemical entities that reduce these effects while preserving or enhancing anesthetic potency. In spite of progress toward identifying protein targets involved in(More)
We describe the application of a new QSAR (quantitative structure-activity relationship) formalism to the analysis and modeling of PDE-4 inhibitors. This new method takes advantage of the X-ray structural information of the PDE-4 enzyme to characterize the small molecule inhibitors. It calculates molecular descriptors based on the matching of their(More)
Quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) methods aim to build quantitatively predictive models for the discovery of new molecules. It has been widely used in medicinal chemistry for drug discovery. Many QSAR techniques have been developed since Hansch's seminal work, and more are still being developed. Motivated by Hopfinger's receptor-dependent(More)
The intuitive nature of the pharmacophore concept has made it widely accepted by the medicinal chemistry community, evidenced by the past 3 decades of development and application of computerized pharmacophore modeling tools. On the other hand, shape complementarity has been recognized as a critical factor in molecular recognition between drugs and their(More)
Phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE-4) is an important drug target for several diseases, including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) and neurodegenerative diseases. In this paper, we describe the development of improved QSAR (quantitative structure-activity relationship) models using a novel multi-conformational structure-based pharmacophore key (MC-SBPPK)(More)
We present a new theoretical strategy, ab initio rate constants plus integration of rate equations, that is used to characterize the role of entropy in driving high-temperature/low-pressure hydrocarbon chemical kinetics typical of filament-assisted diamond growth environments. Twelve elementary processes were analyzed that produce a viable pathway for(More)
BACKGROUND A variety of chemotypes have been studied as estrogen receptor (ER) β-selective ligands for potential drugs against various indications, including neurodegenerative diseases. Their structure--activity relationship data and the x-ray structures of the ERβ ligand-binding domain bound with different ligands have become available. Thus, it is vitally(More)
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