David Billington

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Various 1,4-benzodiazepines were synthesized around a Diazepam, Oxazepam and the n-propyl-1,4-benzodiazepine template. SAR studies of CCK(2) binding affinity were performed and selected examples of each series were tested in vivo in mice. In addition to an anxiolytic effect, antidepressant effects were discovered using 8 standard CNS assays in mice.(More)
A method for computing electron momentum densities and Compton profiles from ab initio calculations is presented. Reciprocal space is divided into optimally-shaped tetrahedra for interpolation, and the linear tetrahedron method is used to obtain the momentum density and its projections such as Compton profiles. Results are presented and evaluated against(More)
Frustrated interactions exist throughout nature, with examples ranging from protein folding through to frustrated magnetic interactions. Whilst magnetic frustration is observed in numerous electrically insulating systems, in metals it is a rare phenomenon. The interplay of itinerant conduction electrons mediating interactions between localised magnetic(More)
Leu-enkephalin radiolabelled at the N-terminal tyrosine by two different methods was presented to isolated perfused rat livers. Approximately 10% of a pulse of tritiated Leu-enkephalin was taken up first-pass; this was increased to 62% when the peptide was iodinated with Bolton and Hunter reagent. Uptake of both forms of radiolabelled Leu-enkephalin was(More)
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