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Dactylyne, an acetylenic dibromochloro ether, was isolated from the sea hare Aplysia dactylomela and characterized pharmacologically. It had no direct effect on the cardiovascular, respiratory, and central nervous systems of mice, rats, and guinea pigs. However, a 25-mg/kg ip dose of dactylyne prolonged pentobarbital sleep time in mice by more than 10 hr.(More)
Administration of perphenazine, tremorine, nicotine and harmine induced Parkinson-like symptoms in rats and mice. The efficacy of quipazine, a serotonin agonist, in antagonizing these drug-induced Parkinsonian symptoms was assessed. Combinations of this drug with other antiparkinsonian agents such as scopolamine, diphenhydramine and amantadine were also(More)
A new, sensitive assay is described for chlorpromazine and/or its sulfoxide. The method is based on reacting the tertiary amine base with 9-bromomethylacridine to form a quaternary compound which, on photolysis, yields highly fluorescent products that are determinable fluorometrically. The procedural steps were standardized, and an optimum assay procedure(More)
Chromatographically pure toxin was isolated from the zooanthid Palythoa caribaeorum. Toxin isolation was achieved by extraction with 50% ethanol from the homogenized specimens, gel filtration on Sephadex G-50 and ion exchange chromatography on QAE- and SP-Sephadex. Final purification was obtained by gel filtration on Biogel P-6. The LD50 tested on the shore(More)