James Stables

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Transient expression of apoaequorin in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and reconstitution with the co-factor coelenterazine resulted in a large, concentration-dependent agonist-mediated luminescent response following cotransfection with the endothelin ETA, angiotensin ATII, thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), and neurokinin NK1 receptors, all of which(More)
Several diflunisal hydrazide-hydrazone derivatives namely 2',4'-difluoro-4-hydroxybiphenyl-3-carboxylic acid [(5-nitro-2-furyl/substitutedphenyl)methylene] hydrazide (3a-o) have been synthesised. Methyl 2',4'-difluoro-4-hydroxybiphenyl-3-carboxylate (1) and 2',4'-difluoro-4-hydroxybiphenyl-3-carboxylic acid hydrazide (2) were also synthesised and used as(More)
Openers or activators of neuronal KCNQ2/Q3 potassium channels decrease neuronal excitability and may provide benefit in the treatment of disorders of neuronal excitability such as epilepsy. In the present study, we evaluate the effects of ICA-27243 [N-(6-chloro-pyridin-3-yl)-3,4-difluoro-benzamide], an orally bioavailable, potent, and selective KCNQ2/Q3(More)
We have developed an improved vector for the stable expression of recombinant protein in mammalian cells. In this vector, designated pCIN, both the recombinant cDNA and the neomycin phosphotransferase selection marker are transcribed from a single promoter element. To facilitate translation of the second open reading frame, the encephalomyocarditis virus(More)
Several reporter gene assays have been described where gene transcription is activated as a consequence of a specific signal transduction event, such as activation of adenylyl cyclase (1.2). Reporter genes typically consist of specific responsive elements placed upstream of a minimal promoter, which together control the expression of a readily detectable(More)
A series of ten compounds (Compounds J(1)-J(10)) of (±) 3-menthone aryl acid hydrazone was synthesized and characterized by thin layer chromatography and spectral analysis. Synthesized compounds were evaluated for anticonvulsant activity after intraperitoneal (i.p) administration to mice by maximal electroshock (MES) and subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole(More)
A series of novel (+/-) 3-menthone semi carbazides (1-7) and thiosemicarbazides synthesized using an appropriate synthetic route and characterized by thin layer chromatography and spectral analysis. The anticonvulsant activity of synthesized compounds was established after intraperitoneal administration in three seizure models in mice which include maximal(More)
A series of aryl acid hydrazones of substituted aromatic acid hydrazides (D 1 to D 20) were synthesised and evaluated for anticonvulsant activity. Aryl acid hydrazones of Nicotinic acid hydrazide (D 8, D 9, and D 10) have displayed excellent protection in maximal electroshock screen. These compounds have also exhibited excellent binding properties with Lys(More)
GR138676, a conformationally constrained analogue of neurokinin B, is a novel, potent NK3 receptor antagonist. GR138676 was a competitive antagonist of neurokinin B-dependent arachidonic acid mobilization from prelabelled Chinese hamster ovary cells stably transfected with a human NK3 receptor gene (pKB 8.3) and of contractions induced by senktide in rat(More)