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The biological activity of cyclic bis(bibenzyls): a rational approach.

Authors
  • Keseru, G M
  • Nógrádi, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1995
Volume
3
Issue
11
Pages
1511–1517
Identifiers
PMID: 8634831
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The biological activities reported for marchantin A (1), a natural cyclic bis(bibenzyl), were studied in comparison with cepharanthine (2), a therapeutically useful bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid. Based on the examination of steric, electrostatic, and hydrophobic similarity, as well as on the comparison of biological activities, the similar therapeutic properties of 1 and 2 can be attributed to binding on a common receptor. The wide range of activity of 1 can be interpreted by a mechanism of action based on a calcium binding.

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