Alan M Kenwright

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Propionate reduced substantially the rate of ureagenesis by slices of sheep liver whereas butyrate did not inhibit urea synthesis. The site of inhibition of urea synthesis by propionate occurs at some point between the fixation of ammonia and the formation of citrulline since 0.5 mM propionate inhibited by 80 per cent the synthesis of citrulline by(More)
Alkyne appended lanthanide complexes derived from DO3A undergo copper catalysed cycloaddition reactions with azides to form triazole appended complexes: coordination of one of the triazole nitrogen atoms to the metal centre changes the local coordination environment and the spectroscopic properties of the complex.
A series of lanthanide complexes have been synthesized from 1,4,7,10-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane. Crystallographic studies indicate that, in the solid phase, all of the lanthanide ions are 9-coordinate and are bound to eight N atoms from the donor ligand, with the ninth site being filled by a counterion or solvent molecule. In(More)
A combination of (1)H self-diffusion measurements and (13)C chemical shift analysis has been used for the study of the solubilization of amphiphilic additives C(n)H(2n+1)X (n=4, 6; X=OH, NH(2)) in cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) micelles. This approach, which could be extended to other mixed systems, allows complementary data on structures of micelles(More)
The synthesis and spectroscopic properties of a series of CF(3)-labelled lanthanide(III) complexes (Ln=Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm) with amide-substituted ligands based on 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane are described. The theoretical contributions of the (19)F magnetic relaxation processes in these systems are critically assessed and selected volumetric plots(More)
Fluorine-19 magnetic resonance methods offer advantages for molecular or cellular imaging in vivo due to the absence of radioactivity, lack of naturally occurring background signal, and the ability to easily combine measurements with anatomical MRI. Previous studies have shown that (19) F-MRI sensitivity is limited to millimolar concentrations by slow(More)
The introduction of CF(3) reporter groups close to the paramagnetic centre in macrocyclic lanthanide(iii) complexes allows faster acquisition of (19)F magnetic resonance data, and amplifies chemical shift non-equivalence, as exemplified by the definition of ratiometric chemical shift probes for pH and, in principle, enzyme activity.
Measurements of the proton NMR paramagnetic relaxation rates for several series of isostructural lanthanide(III) complexes have been performed in aqueous solution over the field range 1.0 to 16.5 Tesla. The field dependence has been modeled using Bloch-Redfield-Wangsness theory, allowing values for the electronic relaxation time, Tle and the magnetic(More)
Maize, wheat and other grasses synthesise large quantities of benzoxazinones and their glucosides, which act as antifeedant and allelopathic agents. These activities are probably due to the electrophilic nature of the aglycones, however, the mechanism of their action is unclear. In biological systems, glutathione (GSH) is the major electrophile-reactive(More)
Imaging Agent Comprising a Heterobimetallic Rhenium-Gadolinium Complex Thelma Koullourou,† Louise S. Natrajan,† Hiren Bhavsar,† Simon J.A. Pope,† Jianghua Feng,†,⊥ Johanna Narvainen,† Rachel Shaw,† Emma Scales,† Risto Kauppinen,‡ Alan M. Kenwright,§ and Stephen Faulkner*,† School of Chemistry, UniVersity of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL,(More)