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By Allen B. Reitz

Quantity five of Advances in Medicinal Chemistry comprises 4 fascinating and exact debts of the shut interface among artificial chemistry, structure-activity relationships, biochemistry, and pharmacology. In bankruptcy 1, there's a accomplished survey of the immunophilin zone in particular focussing on neuroregenerative purposes within the crucial anxious procedure. In bankruptcy 2, there's an outline of the advance of a effective 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 capability treatment for the therapy of schizophrenia. In bankruptcy four, there's a precis of the winning application within which powerful non-peptide inhibitors of HIV protease from the AIDS virus have been constructed.

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One such protein was the enzyme nitric oxide synthase (NOS). 24~ NOS generates nitric oxide (NO) from arginine, and NO, acting as a rapidly diffusing short-lived messenger molecule, plays numerous roles in the body. 241'242Macrophages generate NO in response to endotoxin; in blood vessels, NO is a regulator of vasodilation; and in the brain, it appears to act as a gaseous neurotransmitter. Neuronal NOS is rendered inactive by phosphorylation with protein kinase C, 243 and thus calcineurin regulates NOS activity in a calcium-dependent manner by dephosphorylating it.

HAMILTON and CHRISTINE THOMAS Figure 6. FK506-FKBP12 interactions, from the X-ray structure. (A) FK506 (red) in binding pocket surrounded by 40s, 50s and 80s loops of FKBP12. FKBP12 is color-coded by secondary structure. (B) FK506 (cyan) surrounded by residues comprising the rotamase domain of FKBP12. Residues important for both ligand binding and rotamase activity (Asp-37, Phe-99) are colored yellow; residues important for enzymatic activity but not ligand binding (Trp-59, Phe-36, Tyr-82) are colored red.

228 Backbone amide shift peaks can be systematically monitored via 2-D HSQC experiments during titration studies. (FK506 and rapamycin) and three non-immunosuppressant FKBP12 ligands representing three different classes (10 [GP11046], 13 [GPI 1456], and 16 [GP11495], containing {x-ketoamide, sulfonamide, and urea moieties, respectively; Figure 11). Similar residues which shift due to ligand binding enable identification of those residues which are involved in the binding pocket or neighboring regions affected upon complex formation.

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