Rossato, Gianluca. Molecular simulations on proteins of biomedical interest : A. Ligand-protein hydration B. Cytochrome P450 2D6 and 2C9 C. Myelin associated glycoprotein (MAG). 2011, PhD Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.
Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_9614
TOPIC 2: Drug metabolism, toxicity, and interaction profile are major issues in the drug discovery and lead optimization processes. The Cytochromes P450 (CYPs) 2D6 and 2C9 are enzymes involved in the oxidative metabolism of a majority of the marketed drugs. By identifying the binding mode using pharmacophore pre-alignement and automated flexible docking, and quantifying the binding affinity by multi-dimensional QSAR, we validated a model family of 56 compounds (46 training, 10 test) and 85 (68 training, 17 test) for CYP2D6 and CYP2C9, respectively. The correlation with the experimental data (cross- validated r2 = 0.811 for CYP2D6 and 0.687 for CYP2C9) suggests that our approach is suited for predicting the binding affinity of compounds towards the CYP2D6 and CYP2C9. The models were challenged by Y-scrambling, and by testing an external dataset of binding compounds (15 compounds for CYP2D6 and 40 for CYP2C9) and not binding compounds (64 compounds for CYP2D6 and 56 for CYP2C9).
TOPIC 3: After injury, neurites from mammalian adult central nervous systems are inhibited to regenerate by inhibitory proteins such as the myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG). The block of MAG with potent glycomimetic antagonists could be a fruitful approach to enhance axon regeneration. Libraries of MAG antagonists were derived and synthesized starting from the (general) sialic acid moiety. The binding data were rationalized by docking studies, molecular dynamics simulations and free energy perturbations on a homology model of MAG. The pharmacokinetic profile (i.e. stability in cerebrospinal fluid, logD, and blood-brain barrier permeation) of these compounds has been thoroughly investigated to evaluate the drug-likeness of the identified antagonists.
|Committee Members:||Moro, S.|
|Faculties and Departments:||05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Pharmazie > Molecular Modeling (Vedani)|
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|Number of Pages:||244 S.|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2016 10:42|
|Deposited On:||04 Oct 2011 11:52|
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