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Bacteria, possesses significant activity against P-lactamase staphylococcal producers. Its intrinsic potency is, however, less than that of benzylpenicillin against non-P-lactamase staphylococci, and acid instability precludes the oral usage of methicillin. Methicillin was soon followed by ampicillin (11.36), and this was another significant advance, because ampicillin was the first semisynthetic penicillin to possess marked activity against Gram-negative organisms (although Ps. aeruginosa is...

Design Of Antimicrobial Chemotherapeutic Agents

EDWARD G.M.POWER and A.DENVER RUSSELL 11.2 PRODUCTION OF CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS 436 11.3 MECHANISM OF ACTION OF CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS 438 11.3.1 Inhibitors of cell wall synthesis 438 11.3.2 Membrane-active agents 442 11.3.3 Inhibitors of protein synthesis 442 11.3.4 Inhibitors of nucleic acid synthesis 442 11.3.5 Antibacterial folate inhibitors 445 11.3.6 Conclusions and comments 447 11.4 BACTERIAL RESISTANCE TO CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS 447 11.4.1 Enzyme-mediated resistance 447 enzymes 449...

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8.6.2 Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors Acetylcholine is the chemical transmitter released at the nerve endings in the parasympathetic and motor nervous systems following a nervous impulse. After a response from the tissue the acetylcholine is removed by hydrolysis to inert products by acetylcholinesterase (see Equation 8.35 ) in the proximity. Inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase allow a build up of acetylcholine at the nerve endings so that a more prolonged effect is produced which is useful in...

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Studies on antifungal chemotherapy continue to lag behind those on antibacterial agents. As further information is gleaned as to the structural complexity of and biosynthetic processes in fungal cells, it is hoped that a more logical design of powerful new antifungal compounds can be achieved. Certainly, new azole derivatives can be expected to become increasingly important, but approaches such as that described in Section 11.7.7 may produce clinically useful alternatives. The design of...

Essential and beneficial metals

Bone deformities (Rickets), tetany Anaemia, anorexia Atherosclerosis, cataracts, gall stones Cardiomyopathy, hypothyroidism, polycythaemia, cancer Wilson's disease, intestinal and liver inflammation, haemolysis, hyperglycaemia Contact dermatitis, allergy, lung cancer Anaemia, Menke's kinky hair syndrome Defective glucose metabolism, hyperlipidaemia, corneal opacity Anaemias Haematochromatosis, siderosis, cardiac failure, cancer Anaemia, gout-like lesions, persistent keratinization defects,...

Water

Where only one interaction with the protein occurs, then replacement should be possible unless the water molecule under consideration forms a link in a chain of interacting hydrogen bonded groups from the protein or other water molecules. In this case preservation of the chain may be an important consideration. For two or less interactions with the protein or surrounding system, the bound water may be described as ligand-like and it should be possible to displace it with a favourable energetic...

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E.g. silicon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur, it is not surprising that optically active compounds of these elements are also known. In the case of trivalent derivatives of nitrogen the lone pair of electrons may be considered to be the fourth ligand. However, inversion of the pyramidal forms occurs very rapidly via a planar transition state (4.2 4.3 4.4), the activation energy for the inversion being very low, so that separation of enantiomers is not possible. However, the formation of...

Copper

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Caeruloplasmin Serum albumin LMM Cu2+ (Metallothionein) complexes Cu(H2O) 6 2+ Zinc a2-macroglobulin Serum albumin LMM Zn2+ Metallothionein complexes Zn(H2O) 6 2+ LMM Low molecular mass complexes. Table 13.6 Predominant copper complexes identified in blood plasma by computer speciation analysis. Complex species Percentage of total Cu(II) in the low molecular The analysis of the concentration and distribution of the different chemical forms (species) of a metal in a system is known as...

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We consider first the effect of solvation on translational and rotational entropies. There will be some loss in translational and rotational entropy on solution. For a non-polar molecule, the magnitude of this loss is 10 e.u. or a TAS contribution of 3 kcal mol at blood temperature when the same reference concentration is taken in the gas and liquid phases. The translational and rotational entropy loss on binding to a receptor site is thus expected to be not very different between...

Distomers Of Dextropropoxyphene

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Where KEu and KDiS are equilibrium dissociation constants for the eutomer and distomer respectively. A plot of Eudismic Index versus pKEu, for a homologous or congeneric series of isomeric pairs of compounds generally yields a straight line. The slope of which is positive and is known as the Eudismic Affinity Quotient (EAQ) which is a quantitative measure of the stereoselectivity within the compound series for a particular biological effect. It is important to appreciate that such terminology...

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Cephalosporin dihydrothiazine ring is replaced by a methylene group (cf. carbapenems, Section 11.5.5.2). Loracarbef is highly active against Gram-positive bacteria, including staphylococci, but shows poor activity against Gram-negative bacteria. 11.6 DESIGN OF OTHER ANTIBACTERIAL AGENTS Whilst it is probably true to state that P-lactam antibiotics occupy the greatest attention in the treatment of bacterial infecctions, it would be incorrect to imply that other antimicrobial agents do not have...

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Bacteria must synthesize folate because they are unable to absorb preformed folate. PAB, an essential constituent in folate metabolism, and sulphonamides have similar chemical structures. Diaminopyrimidines structurally dissimilar from folic acid have been known for some time to be antagonists of folic acid. The best known example, trimethoprim (11.22), is a potent inhibitor of dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), the enzyme responsible for converting dihydrofolate (11.21) to tetrahydrofolate...

The Design Of Drug Delivery Systems

2.3 PHYSICO-CHEMICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING DRUG BIOAVAILABILITY 31 2.4 INFLUENCE OF ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION AND TYPE OF DOSAGE 2.5 FORMULATION FACTORS 35 2.5.3 Soft gelatin capsules 37 2.5.5 Hard gelatin capsules 37 2.6 DRUG DELIVERY TO THE LUNG 38 2.6.1 Therapeutic aerosol generation and particle fate 39 2.6.2 Metered dose inhalers (MDIs) 40 2.6.4 Dry powder inhalers (DPIs) 41 2.6.5 Pulmonary drug selectivity and prolongation of therapeutic effects 42 2.6.5.2 Polyamine active transport system 42...

Bioinorganic Chemistry And Its Pharmaceutical Applications

13.3 METAL COORDINATION CHEMISTRY 516 13.3.1 General aspects 516 13.3.2 Metal-ligand specificity 517 13.3.2.1 Complex stability 517 13.3.2.2 The hard and soft acid and base approach (HSAB) 518 13.3.2.4 In vivo complexing and metabolic specificity 520 13.4 PHARMACOLOGICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL CONSIDERATIONS 521 13.5 METALS AS THE MODUS OPERANDI OF DRUGS 522 13.5.1.1 Bismuth in the treatment of peptic 13.5.1.2 Metals as anti-cancer agents 523 13.5.1.3 Copper and rheumatoid arthritis 525 13.6 DRUGS...

Metabolism Of L Dopa

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8.6.4.2 Peripheral aromatic amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) inhibitors Noradrenaline is synthesized at the nerve endings of the postganglionic fibre by a series of reactions from tyrosine (see Equation 8.44 ). Inhibitors of AADC have been synthesized as potential antihypertensive drugs on the basis that a decrease in the biosynthesis of noradrenaline would deplete noradrenaline stores at the nerve endings and lead to a decrease in blood pressure. Although many reversible inhibitors of the...

Intermolecular Forces And Molecular Modelling

3.2 MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS 53 3.2.1 Electrostatic interactions 53 3.2.2 The hydrogen bond 54 3.2.3 van der Waals interactions 56 3.2.4 Exchange repulsion 56 3.3 FREE ENERGIES OF INTERACTION GAS PHASE AND SOLUTION 56 3.3.1 Entropy and free energy contributions in the 3.3.2 Entropy and free energy contributions in solution 57 3.3.3 Electrostatic interactions in solution 58 3.3.4 van der Waals interactions in solution and the hydrophobic effect 58 3.3.5 Some experimental observations...

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Figure 8.1 Definition of binding sites for substrates and inhibitors. Figure 8.2 Mechanism of action of serine proteases. Figure 8.2 Mechanism of action of serine proteases. (iv) Hydrolysis of the acyl-enzyme by catalytic addition of water produces the N-terminal carboxylic acid fragment of the peptide and the free enzyme which is then ready to repeat the cycle. Human neutrophil and leucocyte elastases are members of a subfamily of proteases released in response to various inflammatory stimuli...

Neurotransmitters Agonists And Antagonists

Agonist Drug

ROBERT D.E.SEWELL, RICHARD A.GLENNON, MALGORZATA DUKAT, HOLGER STARK, WALTER SCHUNACK and PHILIP G.STRANGE 10.1 OVERVIEW 388 ROBERT D.E.SEWELL 388 10.1.1.3 Neuronal signal effectors 391 FURTHER READING 391 10.2 SEROTONIN RECEPTORS AND LIGANDS 391 10.2.2 Subpopulations of 5-HT Receptors 392 10.2.3 Receptor populations and ligands 394 10.2.3.9 5-HT5, 5-HT6 and 5-HT7 407 10.2.4 Possible applications of 5-HT agonists and antagonists 407 10.2.5 Epilogue 408 FURTHER READING 408 10.3 HISTAMINE...

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Critical Regions

Differential stereoselectivity has also been observed with agonists at the histamine receptor subtypes. The introduction of a methyl group a to the amino group in histamine results in the chiral molecule a-methylhistamine 4.60 . Examination of the activity of the enantiomers of a-methylhistamine at the three histamine receptor subtypes yields eudismic ratios R S of 1, 0.6 and approximately 100 at H1, H2 and H3 receptors respectively. The H1-receptor showing no stereoselectivity, the H2-receptor...

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Australia Canada China France Germany India Japan Luxembourg Malaysia The Netherlands Russia Singapore Switzerland Thailand Copyright 1998 OPA Overseas Publishers Association Amsterdam B.V. Published under license under the Harwood Academic Publishers imprint, part of The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group. First Edition published 1983 This edition published in the Taylor amp Francis e-Library, 2005. To purchase your own copy of this or any of Taylor amp Francis or Routledges's collection of...