Josef Kyncl

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Terazosin is a quinazoline antihypertensive agent that is chemically similar to prazosin. The saturated furan ring of terazosin distinguishes these two compounds. Terazosin (0.1 to 3.0 mg/kg) lowered blood pressure without increasing heart rate when given orally to spontaneously hypertensive rats. No tolerance was observed during five days of repeated oral(More)
A number of azacannabinoids containing hydroxyacyl and aminoacetyl substituents on the nitrogen atom were synthesized. The hydroxyacetyl and gamma-hydroxybutyryl derivatives were potent antihypertensive agents (minimum effective dose, 3-5 mg/kg, orally) of the same order of activity as the highly CNS-active N-propargyl derivatives Ia and Ib. Furthermore, 4a(More)
UNLABELLED The 3- and 4-sulfate esters of dopamine (DA-3-SO4 and DA-4-SO4, respectively), the two main metabolites of DA, were evaluated for potential intrinsic or indirect catecholaminergic activities. Both compounds lacked any appreciable affinities for alpha 1, alpha 2, beta 1, beta 2 and DA-2 receptors. In the superfused [3H]norepinephrine-preloaded dog(More)
Tree ring-based temperature reconstructions form the scientific backbone of the current global change debate. Although some European records extend into medieval times, high-resolution, long-term, regional-scale paleoclimatic evidence is missing for the eastern part of the continent. Here we compile 545 samples of living trees and historical timbers from(More)
Various basic esters of nitrogen (2) and carbocyclic (3 and 4) analogs of cannabinoids were synthesized using dicyclohexylcarbodiimide in methylene chloride. The compounds in the three series werw studied in selected pharmacological tests in mice, rats, dogs, and cats. It was shown that making the basic ester from the phenol retains biological activity and(More)
Subtypes of alpha adrenergic receptors were studied using selective adrenergic agonists. A-53693, A-54741, and related compounds were evaluated for their affinity for alpha receptor subtypes using radioligand binding techniques. Efficacy and potency were also evaluated using in vitro bioassays of alpha-1 receptors in rabbit aorta smooth muscle and alpha-2(More)
The synthesis of a series of 1-(aminomethyl)phthalans 1b is reported. The radioligand binding to alpha 1- and alpha 2-receptors and the in vitro pharmacology in alpha 1 (rabbit aorta) and alpha 2 (phenoxybenzamine-pretreated dog saphenous vein) tissues were determined and were compared to the activity of the corresponding 1-(aminomethyl)indans. The activity(More)