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The serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) transporter (SERT) plays an essential role in the termination of serotonergic neurotransmission by removing 5-HT from the synaptic cleft into the presynaptic neuron. It is also of pharmacological importance being targeted by antidepressants and psychostimulant drugs. Here, five commercial databases containing(More)
An interdisciplinary (X-ray, 1H and 13C NMR, IR, and theoretical quantum mechanical) study on the potent 5-HT1A receptor ligand buspirone (1) and its two structural analogues, mesmar (4,4-dimethyl-1-[4-[4-(2-quinolinyl)-1-piperazinyl]butyl]-2,6- piperidinedione) (2) and kaspar (8-[4-[4-(2-quinolinyl)-1-piperazinyl]butyl]-8-azaspiro[4.5]decane - 7,9-dione)(More)
Casein kinase II (CK2) is the most pleiotropic of all protein kinases with more than 300 substrates implicated in a wide variety of cellular functions as signal transduction, proliferation and cell survival. Increased levels of CK2 has been demonstrated in a number of cancers, where it regulates the activity of various oncoproteins and tumor suppressor(More)
Two 1,2,4-substituted derivatives of piperazine were tested for their effect on dopamine and serotonin (5-HT) release in rat prefrontal cortex. Both compounds, 1-[4-(4-chinolin-2-yl-piperazin-1yl)-butyl]piperidin-2-on (MM5) and 1-[4-(2-methyl-4-chinolin-2-yl-piperazin-1-yl)-butyl]-8-azaspiro [4.5]decano-7,9-dion (MC1), produced hypothermia in mice and(More)
In CNS, the 5-hydroxytryptamine(1A) (5-HT(1A)) receptors exist in two different populations with different behavioural and physiological effects: (1) somatodendritic autoreceptors located pre-synaptically of 5-HT containing neurons and (2) receptors located post-synaptic to 5-HT containing neurons. Clinical studies have shown that 5-HT(1A) partial agonists(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter that plays an important role in physiological functions. 5-HT has been implicated in sleep, feeding, sexual behavior, temperature regulation, pain, and cognition as well as in pathological states including disorders connected to mood, anxiety, psychosis and pain. 5-HT1A receptors have for a long time been(More)
This study explores a new approach to pharmacophore screening involving the use of an optimized linear combination of models instead of a single hypothesis. The implementation and evaluation of the developed methodology are performed for a complete known chemical space of 5-HT1AR ligands (3616 active compounds with K i < 100 nM) acquired from the ChEMBL(More)
The two main groups of antidepressant drugs, the tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), as well as several other compounds, act by inhibiting the serotonin transporter (SERT). However, the binding mode and molecular mechanism of inhibition in SERT are not fully understood. In this study, five classes of(More)
In an attempt to identify new ligands for the 5-HT(7) receptor (5-HT(7)R), we developed and tested a hierarchical multi-step strategy of virtual screening (VS) based on two-dimensional (2D) pharmacophore similarity, physicochemical scalar descriptors, an ADME/Tox filter, three-dimensional (3D) pharmacophore searches and a docking protocol. Six chemical(More)
The conformational of selected 1-(2-pyrimidinyl)piperazine derivatives with high sedative-hypnotic activity was analysed and the model bioactive conformations were suggested. Subsequently, the pharmacophores of analysed compounds were designed. It was suggested that the pharmacophore of bioactive derivatives should be composed of 11 features that(More)