Date of Award
M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science
Norman J. Doorenbos
W. F. Gilmore
I. W. Waters
Research into the chemical and pharmacological properties of azasteroids has become of interest because of their potential value as pharmacodynamic and chemotherapeutic agents. A nitrogen atom, for example, would be able to interact, unlike carbon, with a variety of sites in enzymes by means of ionic-ionic, ionic-dipole, dipole-dipole and hydrogen.bonds. Azasteroids having a nitrogen, atom might be adsorbed more strongly or in a different orientation to a given enzyme, and also may produce.a different biologic effect with a new spectrum of biological activities. The pharmacological.activities of a number of synthetic azasteroids, have been reported.
This investigation is concerned with the synthesis of some aza-sitostanes, a study of their antimicrobial properties, and the synthesis of sufficient quantities for screening for hypocholesterolemic and insect chemosterilant properties.
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