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Title: The development of novel allosteric modulators of the 5-HT3 receptor
Author: Myerson, Richard James
ISNI:       0000 0004 6424 7758
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis reports the Structure Activity Relationship study that was performed upon the 5-substituted-indole core as a means to identify Negative Allosteric Modulators of the human 5-HT3A receptor for the development of potential drugs for the treatment of IBS-d. Herein is reported the successful identification of a PAM to NAM switch and three novel NAMs which provide the basis for further study into the treatment of IBS-d and insight into the identity of the allosteric site of the human 5-HT3A receptor. The design, synthesis and testing of a novel fluorescent analogue of the orthosteric antagonist Quipazine is also described for the application of an improved competitive binding experiment without the need for radio-labelled ligands. Furthermore, the design and synthesis of novel diazirinyl-indoles for photo-affinity binding studies towards the identification of the allosteric site of the 5-HT3A receptor. Finally, the design and synthesis of novel BODIPY-BAPTA based fluorescent PET sensors for the detection of larger than usual ranges in concentration of cellular Ca2+ levels are described.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD Chemistry ; QH301 Biology