William P. McNally

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Gabapentin, an analog of gamma-aminobutyric acid, exhibits anticonvulsant properties in both animal models and humans. Gabapentin pharmacokinetics was studied in laboratory animals using HPLC and radiometry. Oral bioavailability was 40% in monkeys administered 25 mg/kg, 79% in mice and rats receiving 50 mg/kg, and 80% in dogs administered 50 mg/kg. Binding(More)
PURPOSE Suramin has been shown to have efficacy in treatment of prostate cancer. In the present study we evaluated distribution of [14C]suramin in tissues over time following a single intravenous dose. METHODS Male rats were given a single IV dose of 300 mg/kg [14C]suramin and sacrificed at 1 or 6 hours, or at 1, 7, 14, 28, 56, or 84 days postdose.(More)
The susceptibility of adult neural tissues to the detrimental effects of Pb poisoning has prompted the present distributional analysis of lead in the brains of chronically lead-exposed mice. A high-resolution microPIXE method was developed for measuring Pb in whole-brain cryosections derived from chronically lead-exposed mice. Spatial resolutions as small(More)
The whole-body localization of dl-alpha-[3, 4-14C2]-tocopheryl acetate was examined in the rat for intervals ranging between 12-96 hr following administration of a single oral dose. Quantitative evaluation of the macroautoradiograms revealed a rapid removal of 14C-vitamin E equivalents from the blood and gut and their accumulation in body tissues. When the(More)
The cholesterol-fed rat model has been used to examine the distribution of radiolabeled cholesterol by whole-body autoradiographic and quantitative videodensitometric methods. Animals were fed a hypercholesterolemic diet for 7 days, and were subsequently killed at 3, 6, 12, 24, or 72 h following a single oral dose of [14C]cholesterol. Maximum blood and(More)
Quantitative whole-body autoradiography (WBAR) was used to study the biodistribution of goat anti-carcinoembryonic antigen and normal goat IgG, each labeled with 125I, in hamsters bearing the carcinoembryonic antigen-producing GW-39 human colonic carcinoma xenograft. Comparisons between computer-assisted videodensitometric profiles of WBARs and tissue(More)
Chlorpromazine (CPZ) distribution was measured in tissues of Syrian golden hamsters bearing Greene melanoma and in BALB/c mice bearing Harding-Passey melanoma. Distribution was evaluated as a function of time (0.5 to 14 days) and as a function of single and multiple doses (up to five) of from 5 to 50 mg CPZ per kg body weight. Routes of administration(More)
We describe the application of macroautoradiography, a relatively simple, quantifiable method for the evaluation of positron-emitting and gamma-emitting radiopharmaceuticals. We have investigated the response properties of two types of film to positron (F-18) and negatron (C-14) emitters. Variations in the response of film to increasing film-to-source(More)
2,2-Dimethyl-N-(2,4,6-trimethoxyphenyl)dodecanamide, CI-976, is a newly developed fatty acid anilide being evaluated as a plasma lipid regulator and antiatherosclerotic agent. Disposition studies with CI-976 were conducted in rats and monkeys. In rats, CI-976 (suspension, 50 mg/kg) was approximately 30% bioavailable, with 46% of the administered(More)