Donella H. Turner

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The involvement of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) 5-HT3 receptors in the mechanisms of severe emesis evoked by cytotoxic drugs or by total body irradiation have been studied in ferrets. Anti-emetic compounds tested were domperidone (a dopamine antagonist), metoclopramide (a gastric motility stimulant and dopamine antagonist at conventional doses, a 5-HT3(More)
CST (BART BARF0) family viral RNAs are expressed in several types of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, including EBV-associated cancers. Many different spliced forms of these RNAs have been described; here we have clarified the structures of some of the more abundant splicing patterns. We report the first cDNAs representing a full-length CST mRNA from a(More)
The gastric prokinetic action of metoclopramide may not be primarily due to its dopamine antagonist activity. The present aim was to obtain a selective gastric prokinetic agent lacking dopamine antagonist activity by conformationally restricting the side chain of metoclopramide. In a series of quinolizidinylbenzamides, only compounds with the benzamide(More)
The syntheses of benzamides containing azabicyclo[x.y.z] side chains and their 5-HT4 receptor agonist and 5-HT3 receptor antagonist properties are described. These compounds were designed to mimic higher energy conformations of quinolizidine and indolizidine. High potency was achieved for both activities although an exactly paralleling SAR was not apparent.(More)
Background There is an on-going debate whether 2- or 3-weekly administration of R-CHOP is the preferred first-line treatment for elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The UK NCRI R-CHOP14v21 randomized phase 3 trial did not demonstrate a difference in outcomes between R-CHOP-14 and R-CHOP-21 in newly diagnosed DLBCL patients aged(More)
This study examines the relation between the postchemonucleation clinical outcome and changes observed on the lumbar MR scan. Eight of 12 chemonucleated disks showed clinical improvement at the last follow-up, while the other four showed no improvement. In the cases that showed improvement there was a decrease in one or both dimensions of the defect in the(More)
The pharmacology and chemotherapy of a new penicillin, 6[D(-)-alpha-aminophenylacetamido] penicillanic acid, are described. It is non-toxic, is absorbed orally and is distributed throughout the body in a manner similar to other penicillins. It is eliminated unchanged from the body in high concentrations in the bile and urine. Almost all of the antibiotic(More)
The pharmacology of a new antibiotic methicillin, 6(2:6-dimethoxybenzamido)-penicillanic acid, which is effective against staphylococci resistant to penicillin G, has been investigated. It is free from acute and chronic toxic effects, except that some pain may be caused following intramuscular injection. It is poorly absorbed orally, but after intramuscular(More)