Advances in Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 5 by Allen B. Reitz

By Allen B. Reitz

Quantity five of Advances in Medicinal Chemistry includes 4 fascinating and special bills of the shut interface among artificial chemistry, structure-activity relationships, biochemistry, and pharmacology. In bankruptcy 1, there's a finished survey of the immunophilin zone in particular focussing on neuroregenerative purposes within the primary fearful approach. In bankruptcy 2, there's an outline of the advance of a powerful analgesic compound that works through modulation of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. In bankruptcy three, there's a description of dopamine D-2 autoreceptor partial agonists as power treatment for the therapy of schizophrenia. In bankruptcy four, there's a precis of the profitable software during which effective non-peptide inhibitors of HIV protease from the AIDS virus have been built.

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NMR can be used for directly identifying molecules which bind to proteins in a mixture of binders and nonbinders. Fesik and coworkers demonstrated this technique using relaxation edited experiments on a mixture of several low molecular weight compounds with macromolecules. 226 Signals from the protein and bound ligands are eliminated, thereby enabling only those resonances which bind to be identified from the difference spectrum. Fesik's group demonstrated the utility of this method for screening compound mixtures to discover new protein ligands, applying it to the discovery of new inhibitors of FKBP12227 and stromelysin.

TM Wang et al. 155 They further demonstrated that binding of TGF-13 induced phosphorylation of TGF-~RI by TGF-~RII, with concomitant release of FKBP12 from TGF-~RI. 156 Phosphorylation of the type I receptor occurs in a glycine- and serine-rich region called the GS box, and FKBP12 binds to this same region. Displacement of FKBP12 from TGF-I3RI by FK506 or nonimmunosuppressive analogues enhanced TGF-~-elicited functional responses. A mutant form of FKBP12 which binds FK506, but lacks calcineurin inhibitory ability (the G89P, I90K double mutant), ~57 was incapable of inhibiting TGF-13 signaling.

The region corresponding to the 80s loop in FKBP12 contains some significant changes also. First, Ala-206 in place of Ile-90 (FKBP12) creates a van der Waals contact between the alanine and rapamycin's C 11 methyl residue. C11 has previously been identified as a residue which contributes to ligand binding. Second, Gln-203 in place of His-87 disrupts the interaction between the pyranose ring and the histidine residue. Taken together, the sum of these variations and substitutions must account for the increased binding preference for rapamaycin.

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