methylxanthine


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methylxanthine

(ˌmiːθaɪlˈzænˌθiːn)
n
(Chemistry) a compound formed through the methylation of xanthine, such as caffeine or theophylline
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Pentoxifylline (PTX) is a methylxanthine derivative and phosphodiesterase inhibitor, which inhibits the generation of mRNA for TNF-[alpha] in vitro and decreases the in vivo production of TNF-[alpha] in humans and in experimental animals [4].
Pentoxifylline, a methylxanthine inhibiting the activity of tumor necrosis factor [alpha] (TNF[alpha]), an important component in the X-ALD inflammatory response, has been recently used in the treatment of X-ALD.
The methylxanthine beverages andfoods : chemistry, composition, and health effect.
The news emerged on the day Bolt's training partner Yohan Blake, who tested positive for methylxanthine in June, was withdrawn from the Jamaican team.
Sprinters Yohan Blake, Marvin Anderson and Sheri-Ann Brooks as well as Allodin Fothergill and Lansford Spence had tested positive for the stimulant methylxanthine.
Theophylline, a methylxanthine, affords moderate bronchial smooth muscle relaxation.
The maturity variables were days off incubator, days off gavage feeding, days without apnea, days without bradycardia, days since last methylxanthine exposure, days off oxygen, and a combined exponential smoothing variable for all six smoothed dimensions.
Humans tolerate chocolate mainly because of the speed at which their bodies break down theobromine, the most abundant methylxanthine.