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Title: Molecular modeling of the interaction of novel hydroxy- and aminobisphosphonates with hydroxyapatite
Authors: Duarte, Luís F. 
Teixeira, Fátima C. 
Fausto, Rui 
Keywords: Bisphosphonates; Hydroxyapatite binding; Molecular modeling; Molecular mechanics
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: ARKAT-USA, Inc.
Serial title, monograph or event: ARKIVOC
Volume: 10
Abstract: Bisphosphonates (BPs) are a class of drugs widely used in the treatment of several metabolic bone disorders associated with increased bone resorption. Although BPs can directly inhibit the cellular activity of osteoclasts, their ability to adsorb on bone mineral is also an important factor in determining their potency and duration of action. In this study, we performed a molecular mechanics analysis of the molecular structures of 18 novel hydroxy- and aminobisphosphonates and examined their interactions with hydroxyapatite. From the calculated interaction energies, general rules were extracted relating structural characteristics of BPs and their affinities to the mineral. The results obtained were shown to be in agreement with in vitro and in vivo studies performed for some of the studied BPs. Keywords: Bisphosphonates, hydroxyapatite binding, molecular modeling, molecular mechanics
Description: This paper is dedicated to Prof. António M. d’A. Rocha Gonçalves. In his classes of organic chemistry, at the University of Coimbra, he was the first to show me the beauty of structural chemistry (R.F.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/17972
ISSN: 1551-7012
Rights: openAccess
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