David Michael Barber

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The resident-intruder paradigm of aggression was utilized to evaluate the aggression-inducing properties of two anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) compounds, methyltestosterone and stanozolol, in castrated male rats. Three weekly tests were conducted. On test week three, castrated males treated with methyltestosterone displayed levels of aggression(More)
The development of a specification to standardise the capture, presentation and delivery of point clouds for cultural heritage applications is a necessary step in the acceptance of laser scanning as an every day survey technique. For a number of years English Heritage, England's national body for the conservation of cultural heritage, has maintained a(More)
Identifying significant changes to our urban areas is a prerequisite for accurate topographic mapping. This paper presents an approach based on octree data structures to identify change between two sets of point cloud data. The aim of the study was to establish if a method based on the comparison of point clouds could be used to detect simply where(More)
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are one of the most abundant classes of receptors present in the mammalian nervous system and play a significant role in synaptic transmission. The development of new tools that can precisely control the function of nAChRs is important for the study of their complex biological processes. It could also lead to new(More)
G-protein coupled inwardly rectifying potassium (GIRK) channels are an integral part of inhibitory signal transduction pathways, reducing the activity of excitable cells via hyperpolarization. They play crucial roles in processes such as cardiac output, cognition and the coordination of movement. Therefore, the precision control of GIRK channels is of(More)
G-protein coupled inwardly rectifying potassium channels (GIRKs) are ubiquitously expressed throughout the human body and are an integral part of inhibitory signal transduction pathways. Upon binding of Gβγ subunits released from G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), GIRK channels open and reduce the activity of excitable cells via hyperpolarization. As(More)
Aryl sulfonamides are a widely used drug class for the inhibition of carbonic anhydrases. In the context of our program of photochromic pharmacophores we were interested in the exploration of azobenzene-containing sulfonamides to block the catalytic activity of human carbonic anhydrase II (hCAII). Herein, we report the synthesis and in vitro evaluation of a(More)
A Michael addition/iminium ion cyclization cascade of enones with tryptamine-derived ureas under BINOL phosphoric acid (BPA) catalysis is reported. The cascade reaction tolerates a wide variety of easily synthesized tryptamine-derived ureas, including those bearing substituents on the distal nitrogen atom of the urea moiety, affording polyheterocyclic(More)