Elizabeth Beveridge

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The effects of concentrations of 2-phenoxyethanol of negligible bactericidal activity upon the rates of biosynthetic assimilation by Escherichia coli, of 14C-thymidine, 14C-uracil, 14C-phenylalanine and 14C-glucose, were assessed. Increasing the drug concentration from 0.05-0.4% w/v progressively increased inhibition of growth rate, measured as changes in(More)
Aqueous solubilities, oleyl alcohol: water and octanol: water partition coefficients, RM values, reduction in surface tension of water, relative antioxidant activities and pKa values, were determined for gallic acid and a series of its alkyl esters. Correlations were sought between these physico-chemical measurements and MIC, MBC and killing-rate(More)
The biological properties of a novel compound 353C with high activity againstTrypanosoma cruzi, are described. The compound was about 10 times and 20 times more effective than either benznidazole or nifurtimox respectively, in producing radical cure in mice. 353C had a long half-life and showed anti-trypanosomal properties when given to mice at weekly(More)
A novel 8-aminoquinolone compound, 8(6-4' 3-hydroxybutyl)piperazin-1'-ylhexylamino)-6-methoxyquinoline di(hydrogen maleate), moxipraquine, 349C59, was shown to be active against experimental infections with Trypanosoma cruzi. It was effective in suppressing parasitaemia but did not eradicate the infection from mice or guinea-pigs. Other clinically tested(More)
The growth inhibitory and bactericidal activities of eight alkyl esters of gallic acid towards Escherichia coli NCTC 5933 have been determined. A previously suggested role for gallic acid and its esters as shikimate antimetabolites could not be substantiated. No induction of gross changes in cell morphology was observed. Bactericidal activity was(More)
Bactericidal activity has been assessed for a number of glycolmonophenyl ethers towards Escherichia coli NCTC 5933, and the action of one analogue, 2-phenoxyethanol, has been studied in greater detail. For this compound the onset of bactericidal activity towards Escherichia coli occurred at concentrations which also induced considerable increases in drug(More)
Low concentrations (less than 0.2% w/v) of phenoxyethanol stimulated both the rate of respiration and total oxygen uptakes of Escherichia coli NCTC 5933 suspensions with glucose and other substrates, whilst higher concentrations (0.2--0.6% w/v) although still below those showing significant bactericidal activity, produced progressive levels of inhibition.(More)
Aqueous solubilities, octanol: water partition coefficients and Rm were determined for twelve glycolmonophenyl ether analogues. Their correlation with growth inhibitory activity towards eight bacterial, yeast and fungal species was assessed. Correlations were also sought between bactericidal activity and inhibition of respiration of E. coli suspensions with(More)