Jon W. Banning

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A series of anthraquinonyl glucosaminosides (10a-e) were synthesized by Koenigs-Knorr glycosidation of the corresponding aglycones (11a-e) with bromo sugar 12 followed by saponification. These glycosides were intended to serve as models to study the role played by the hydroxyl substituents on the aglycone portion of the antitumor anthracycline antibiotics.(More)
The optical isomers and deoxy form of 2-(3,4, alpha-trihydroxybenzyl)imidazoline hydrochloride were examined for their alpha-adrenergic activity on rat aorta. The rank order of stimulant activity was deoxy (2) congruent to (R)-(-)-1 greater than (S)-(+)-1. This is in contrast to catecholamines in which the order of activity is (R)-(-)-epinephrine greater(More)
The cardiopulmonary bypass technique was used to compare the effects of dopamine and norepinephrine on venous return, and to identify the adrenoceptors involved in the responses. Intraarterial boluses of dopamine and norepinephrine produced similar increases in mean arterial pressure and similar increases in venous return, but dopamine required 10-30 x(More)
Pyridoanthraquinones are potent antibacterial agents especially against gram-positive organisms. We tested two major biologic actions of these compounds: DNA intercalation and superoxide (O2-) production in sarcosomes. Using the bathochromic and hypochromic shifts induced by intercalation, followed by Scatchard analysis, we calculated dissociation constants(More)
The cardiotoxicity and cytotoxicity for tumor cells of four new synthetic anthraquinonyl glucosaminosides were compared in vitro. The nonhydroxylated anthraquinone was not cardiotoxic, and its cytotoxic activity was the weakest of the compounds in the series. Increasing the number of hydroxyl groups on the anthraquinone moiety increased the inhibition of(More)
The spectrum of agonist activity for three new homologs of histamine (cis- and trans-imidazolylallylamine and imidazolylpropargylamine) was evaluated in the isolated guinea pig ileum and right atrium. The homologs were about three log units less potent than histamine in stimulating contractions of the longitudinal muscles of the ileum, but they were(More)
Thalistyline, a monoquaternary bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid isolated from Thalictrum sp. inhibited respiration in anesthetized dogs. Thalistyline is about one-fourth as potent as d-tubocurarine in blocking neuromuscular transmission in the rat hemidiaphragm preparation. The pharmacological mechanism of action of the alkaloid is similar to that of(More)
Cryptosin, a new cardenolide, was found to preferentially bind to Na,K-ATPase enzyme (7), which is believed to be the ouabain binding site on cardiac sarcolemmal membrane. CD spectral studies revealed that cryptosin, in the presence of Na+ and Mg++ ions, bind to Na,K-ATPase and induce a dose-dependent change in the backbone structure of cardiac Na,K-ATPase.