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The syntheses of benzamides containing azabicyclo[x.y.z] side chains and their 5-HT4 receptor agonist and 5-HT3 receptor antagonist properties are described. These compounds were designed to mimic higher energy conformations of quinolizidine and indolizidine. High potency was achieved for both activities although an exactly paralleling SAR was not apparent.(More)
The human mannose-binding protein (MBP) is a multimeric serum protein that is divided into three domains: a cysteine-rich NH2-terminal domain that stabilizes the alpha-helix of the second collagen-like domain, and a third COOH-terminal carbohydrate binding region. The function of MBP is unknown, although a role in host defense is suggested by its ability to(More)
Ninety eight children with epilepsy attending the Neurology clinic, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital over a two year period were studied prospectively. Males were more affected than females in a ratio of 5:3. Generalised tonic-clonic seizures accounted for 62.2% of the cases, and partial seizures for 17.4%. Infantile spasms were seen exclusively in(More)
The mechanism of resistance of gram-negative bacteria to killing by complement was investigated. Complement consumption and uptake of purified, radiolabeled complement components on bacteria was studied using a serum- sensitive and a serum-resistant strain of Salmonella minnesota. Twice as many molecules of (125)I C3 were bound per colony-forming unit (CFU)(More)
The mechanism for consumption of terminal complement components and release of bound components from the surface of serum-resistant salmonella minnesota S218 was studied. Consumption of C8 and C9 by S218 occurred through interaction with C5b67 on the bacterial surface because C8 and C9 were consumed when added to S218 organisms previously incubated in(More)
An unidentified pink-pigmented bacterium isolated from a clinical specimen is reported. The organism was oxidase, urease, and catalase positive; it grew on Thayer-Martin and MacConkey media. The isolate is possibly similar to an unnamed taxon (G.L. Gilardi and Y.C. Faur, J. Clin. Microbiol. 20:626-629, 1984); however, it had unique characteristics of(More)
In a 6-year prospective study of kerosene poisoning in children admitted to the Department of Paediatrics, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), between January 1982 and December 1987, 109 cases were seen. They were aged 6 months to 9 years, with a male: female ratio of 1.8:1. Majority (79.8%) were below 2 years. Many households (52.3%) stored the(More)
The protein IAs of serum-sensitive (FA635) and serum-resistant (FA638) transformants of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which have identical pedigrees, have been shown to be different by the use of a monoclonal antibody and were also shown to be different by proteinase K cleavage and primary structural and surface peptide mapping. The difference in structure is(More)
In February 1981, the external genitalia of 578 female children were examined at the child welfare clinic, Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesha, Nigeria. Of these children 96.5 per cent were under five years of age, and 66.3 per cent were circumcised. Of the circumcisions, 75.5 per cent had been done in the first month of life. "Traditional" surgeons performed(More)