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2,2-Dimethyl-4-imidazolidinone derivatives of the alpha-amino acids DL-phenylglycine (1), DL-phenylalanine (2), L-tyrosine (3), L-histidine (4), and L-tryptophan (5) were prepared in order to assess their specificity in inhibiting amino acid decarboxylases. Treatment of th alpha-aminonitriles with acetone in the presence of base and heat or treatment of the(More)
Two N-isopropylnorephedrines and their four possible decalol analogs were compared pharmacologically. Four of the six compounds at a concentration of 1 x 10(-4) M caused a potentiation of D(-)-norepinephrine (NE) contraction of the rat vas deferens and increased the maximal response of the preparation to NE. Pretreatment in vivo with reserpine (5 mg/kg ip)(More)