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We have examined several analogs of 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [1,25-(OH)(2)D(3)] in an animal model of osteoporosis (ovariectomized rats) to identify a compound with a greater therapeutic range than 1,25-(OH)(2)D(3) for treatment of this bone disease. Here, we report that one analog, Ro-26-9228, had a bone-protecting effect but did not induce(More)
The effect of increased hydrophobicity at position 6 of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) has been investigated by the incorporation of a series of 15 very hydrophobic, unnatural D-amino acids at this position. The unnatural amino acids studied can be considered analogues of phenylalanine with carbocyclic aromatic side chains consisting of(More)
This paper describes the overall architecture and design aspects of a hybrid relational and XML database system called System RX. We believe that such a system is fundamental in the evolution of enterprise data management solutions: XML and relational data will co-exist and complement each other in enterprise solutions. Furthermore, a successful XML(More)
A new class of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) analogs has been developed that causes a rapid gain in both trabecular and cortical bone in models of osteopenia. This study investigates the efficacy of the PTHrP analog, RS-66271 ([MAP(1-10)]22-31 hPTHrP(1-34)-NH(2)), as systemic therapy for impaired bone healing in corticosteroid-treated rabbits.(More)
Prolonged systemic administration of corticosteroids causes osteoporosis and increased risk of fracture. Despite this well documented side effect of systemic corticosteroids, the effect of these compounds on fracture healing is not well defined. The goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that systemic corticosteroid therapy adversely affects fracture(More)
The incorporation of Arg residues into position 6 of gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonists had resulted in compounds with increased in vivo potency but also made these analogues potent mast cell degranulators. We have focused on the substitution of position 8 by hArg(R)2 (NG,NG'-dialkylhomoarginine) substitutions, based on the hypotheses that the(More)
Adult cyclic beagle bitches were treated for up to 18 months with nafarelin acetate via subcutaneously implanted osmotic pumps, starting during the first week of a pro-oestrous vaginal discharge. The imminent ovulation appeared to be unaffected by treatment, but doses of 8 or 32 micrograms analogue/day reduced the integrated luteal progesterone values. No(More)
Human placental tissues have been shown to contain gonadotrophin-releasing hormone-(GnRH)-like activity. Thus, the effect of a potent GnRH antagonist (N-Ac-Pro1,D-p-Cl-Phe2,D-Nal(2)3,6-GnRH, obtained from Syntex Laboratories) on placental hormonal release was studied. Explant cultures of placentae of 6 to 15 weeks' gestation were studied. This GnRH(More)
1. The contributions of alpha 2-adrenoceptors and 5-HT1A receptors to sexual behaviour in the rat have been re-evaluated by use of a highly potent and selective alpha 2-adrenoceptor antagonist, delequamine (RS-15385-197), yohimbine, idazoxan and the partial agonist at 5-HT1A receptors, 8-hydroxy-2(di-n-propylamino)-tetralin (8-OH-DPAT). 2. In a model where(More)