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In the histamine H2-receptor antagonist metiamide (2a) isosteric replacement of thione sulfur (=S) by carbonyl oxygen (=O) or imino nitrogen (=NH) affords the urea 2c and guanidine 2d which are antagonists of decreased potency. The guanidine is very basic and at physiological pH is completely protonated. However, introduction of strongly electronegative(More)
Contributions of the emissions from a U.K. regulated fossil-fuel power station to regional air pollution and deposition are estimated using four air quality modeling systems for the year 2003. The modeling systems vary in complexity and emphasis in the way they treat atmospheric and chemical processes, and include the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ)(More)
Introduction of specific arylmethyl groups at the 3'-position of the thyroid hormone 3,3',5-triiodo-L-thyronine (T3), and its known hormonally active derivatives, gives liver-selective, cardiac-sparing thyromimetics, with potential utility as plasma cholesterol lowering agents. Selectivity-conferring 3'-substituents include substituted benzyl, e.g.(More)
The activities of a series of H2 receptor histamine antagonists structurally related to cimetidine (1) have been compared to investigate the effect of replacing the cyanoguanidine moiety by other neutral, dipolar groups. Antagonist activity, as measured in vitro on the histamine-stimulated guinea pig right atrium, was found to be very sensitive to(More)
1,4-Bis(3-oxo-2,3-dihydropyridazin-6-yl)benzene and a series of related bis(azinone) compounds were synthesized. These novel compounds were evaluated for inhibition of the low Km, cAMP-selective, cGMP-inhibited phosphodiesterase (PDE III) derived from cat heart and hemodynamic activity in the ganglion- and beta-blocked anesthetized cat. The most potent PDE(More)
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