Abstract: Tryptamine derivatives (Ts) were found to inhibit the binding of [3H]MK-801, [3H]ketanserin and [3H]8-OH-DPAT to rat brain membranes. [3H]MK-801 labels the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor, a ionotropic glutamate receptor which controls synaptic plasticity and memory function in the brain, whereas [3H]ketanserin and [3H]8-OH-DPAT label 5HT2A and 5HT1A receptors, respectively. The inhibitory potencies of 64 Ts (as given by IC50 values) were correlated with their structural properties by using the Holographic QSAR procedure (HQSAR). This method uses structural fragments and connectivities as descriptors which were encoded in a hologram thus avoiding the usual problems with conformation and alignment of the structures. Four correlation equations with high predictive ability and appropriate statistical test values could be established. The results are visualized by generation of maps reflecting the contribution of individual structural parts to the biological activities.
Keywords: HQSAR; NMDA receptor; spermine; tryptamine; 5HT2A receptor; 5HT1A receptor
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Palangsuntikul, R.; Berner, H.; Berger, M.L.; Wolschann, P. Holographic Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships of Tryptamine Derivatives at NMDA, 5HT1A and 5HT2A Receptors. Molecules 2013, 18, 8799-8811.
Palangsuntikul R, Berner H, Berger ML, Wolschann P. Holographic Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships of Tryptamine Derivatives at NMDA, 5HT1A and 5HT2A Receptors. Molecules. 2013; 18(8):8799-8811.
Palangsuntikul, Rungtiva; Berner, Heinz; Berger, Michael L.; Wolschann, Peter. 2013. "Holographic Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships of Tryptamine Derivatives at NMDA, 5HT1A and 5HT2A Receptors." Molecules 18, no. 8: 8799-8811.