Stephen P. Gibson

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Selamectin, 25-cyclohexyl-25-de(1-methylpropyl)-5-deoxy-22, 23-dihydro-5-(hydroxyimino)-avermectin B1 monosaccharide, is a novel endectocide with a unique combination of efficacy and safety in dogs and cats following both oral and topical administration. The compound is active against fleas and ticks, intestinal hookworms and ascarids, and immature(More)
Doramectin, 25-cyclohexyl-5-O-demethyl-25-de(l-methylpropyl)avermectin A1a, was selected as the best of a series of novel avermectins prepared by mutational biosynthesis. The primary evaluation of its in vivo antiparasitic activity was carried out using a rat Trichostrongylus colubriformis model and a rabbit Psoroptes cuniculi model. In each case the new(More)
Avermectins with a wide range of novel C-25 substituents have been prepared by feeding carboxylic acids or their biosynthetic precursors to a Streptomyces avermitilis mutant strain ATCC 53568. This organism lacks the ability to form isobutyric and S-2-methylbutyric acids from their 2-oxo acid precursors and thus is unable to produce natural avermectins(More)
The pharmacokinetics of doramectin, a novel avermectin, were evaluated following parenteral administration in a range of oil-based formulations in an attempt to optimise the formulation. Therapeutic and persistent efficacies against Cooperia oncophora were also evaluated. This approach led to the identification of formulations based upon sesame oil and(More)
Evaluation of a wide range of avermectin derivatives for flea activity in an in vitro feeding screen using the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, revealed a narrow structure-activity relationship (SAR) with activity surprisingly associated with monosaccharides and especially their C-5-oximes. We discovered commercially exploitable flea activity in a single(More)
The development of a new polarographic sensor for measuring simultaneously both N2O and O2, in either gas or blood, is described. The cathode is made of silver, and it is shown that silver deposition on normal platinum or gold cathode electrodes can result in an enhancement of a PO2 signal, when measured in the presence of nitrous oxide. Silver can be(More)
Avermectins with a wide range of novel C-25 substituents have been prepared by feeding carboxylic acids or their biosynthetic precursors to a Streptomyces avermitilis mutant strain ATCC 53568. This organism lacks the ability to form isobutyric and S-2-methylbutyric acids from their 2-oxo acid precursors and thus is unable to produce natural avermectins(More)
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