David Robins

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Web sites often provide the first impression of an organization. For many organizations, web sites are crucial to ensure sales or to procure services within. When a person opens a web site, the first impression is probably made in a few seconds, and the user will either stay or move on to the next site on the basis of many factors. One of the factors that(More)
This paper provides an introduction to interactive information retrieval--the study of human interaction with information retrieval systems. Interactive information retrieval may be contrasted with the "system-centered" view of information retrieval in which changes to information retrieval system variables are manipulated in isolation from users in(More)
Tyrosine kinases are associated with the cytoplasmic domains of growth factor receptors as well as oncoproteins and many have the potential to cause transformation if mutated or hyperexpressed. Tyrosine kinases therefore represent an excellent target for the development of cancer drugs. A large number of inhibitors have now been identified and many show(More)
Putrescine-N-methyltransferase (PMT; EC, the first enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway leading from putrescine to tropane and pyrrolidine alkaloids, has been purified about 700-fold from root cultures of Datura stramonium established following genetic transformation with Agrabacterium rhizogenes. The native enzyme had a molecular weight estimated(More)
The synthesis of several thiazolo[4, 5-d]pyrimidines containing a fluorophenyl moiety substituted at different positions and through different bridges is described. Twenty new compounds were prepared and evaluated for their anticancer activity using the USA-NCI in-vitro screening program. Three compounds were found active and their anticancer activity(More)
N-(1-Naphthyl)-N'-(3-[(125)I]-iodophenyl)-N'-methylguanidine ([(125)I]-CNS 1261) was synthesized as a potential radioligand to image N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor activation. [(125)I]-CNS 1261 was prepared by radioiodination of N-(1-naphthyl)-N'-(3-tributylstannylphenyl)-N'-methylguanidine using Na(125)I and peracetic acid. [(125)I]-CNS 1261 uptake(More)
Isocratic reverse phase analytical high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) has been used to examine naturally occurring imidazoles of cardiac and skeletal muscles. Elution of muscle extracts with a phosphate buffer mobile phase from columns packed with hypersil ODS (5 micron) resulted in good separation of the skeletal muscle imidazole-containing(More)
Isocratic reverse-phase analytical HPLC has been used to examine naturally occurring imidazoles of rat brain. Elution of brain extracts with a phosphate buffer mobile phase from columns packed with Hypersil ODS (5 microns) resulted in good separation of the well-documented brain imidazole-containing dipeptides carnosine and homocarnosine. Measured(More)