John F Templeton

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The preparation of derivatives of 14-hydroxy-21-nor-5 beta,14 beta-pregnane and 5 beta,14 beta-pregnane C-3 alpha-L-rhamnosides and tris-beta-D-digitoxosides is described. These derivatives, possessing a C-17 beta COCH2OH, CH2OH, CO2H, CO2Me, CH2NH2, or CH2NO2 group, bind to the digitalis receptor recognition site of heart muscle as measured in a(More)
The steroid nature of the cardiac glycosides (CG) suggests that an endogenous steroid (or steroids) may be the natural ligand for the specific receptor site, i.e., Na+,K+-ATPase. Derivatives of progesterone (PROG) that compete in a [3H]ouabain radioreceptor binding assay (RRA) are characterized by 17 alpha-acetylation and modifications in the B ring.(More)
Many topically applied drugs are ionized molecules that exhibit poor penetration across the lipid domains of the stratum corneum. Reduction of the charge on the molecule would be expected to enhance skin penetration. The objective of this study was to investigate the interaction of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug benzydamine hydrochloride with(More)
Steroid binding domains of Na,K-ATPase and the nuclear hormone receptors share amino acid sequence homologies. In a ouabain radioligand assay, the potencies of series of planar or bent steroid moieties suggest that the domain in Na,K-ATPase can accommodate compounds with a planar configuration. The A/B -cis, C/D-cis steroid configuration in the(More)
Determination of the BSA-palmitate high-affinity binding constant (Ka) traditionally relied on the heptane-water partitioning technique. We used this technique to calculate Ka for the BSA-[3H]palmitate complex, to determine if Ka was independent of protein concentration, and to determine if the unbound [3H]palmitate concentration is constant at different(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine the influence of pH and ion-pairing on the permeation of ibuprofen across polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membrane. The solubility of ibuprofen sodium was determined at a range of pH values. Saturated solutions were then used to determine the influence of pH on diffusion across PDMS as a model membrane. The(More)
17 alpha-Methyl-5 beta-androstane-3 alpha,17 beta-diol together with the hydroxylated metabolites 17 alpha-methyl-5 beta-androstane-1 beta,3 alpha,17 beta-triol, 17 alpha-methyl-5 beta-androstane-3 alpha,12 beta,17 beta-triol, 17 alpha-methyl-5 beta-androstane-3 alpha,16 alpha,17 beta-triol and 17 alpha-methyl-5 beta-androstane-3 alpha,16 beta,17 beta-triol(More)