Charles Owens

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The Ras-like GTPases RalA and RalB are important drivers of tumour growth and metastasis. Chemicals that block Ral function would be valuable as research tools and for cancer therapeutics. Here we used protein structure analysis and virtual screening to identify drug-like molecules that bind to a site on the GDP-bound form of Ral. The compounds RBC6, RBC8(More)
BACKGROUND The hind brain and the spinal cord, regions that contain high concentrations of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and GABA receptors, have been implicated as sites of action of inhalational anesthetics. Previous studies have established that general anesthetics potentiate the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid at the GABAA receptor. It was therefore(More)
  • Charles Owens, Gretta Mae Ferguson, Martin Hermenau, Eszter Voroshazi, Yulia Galagan, Birger Zimmermann +13 others
  • 2015
We report on the degradation of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells in both indoor and outdoor environments. Eight different research groups contributed state of the art OPV cells to be studied at Pomona College. Power conversion efficiency and fill factor were determined from IV curves collected at regular intervals over six to eight months. Similarly(More)
The utility of tumor-derived cell lines is dependent on their ability to recapitulate underlying genomic aberrations and primary tumor biology. Here, we sequenced the exomes of 25 bladder cancer (BCa) cell lines and compared mutations, copy number alterations (CNAs), gene expression and drug response to BCa patient profiles in The Cancer Genome Atlas(More)
Conventional absolute contraindications to catheter-directed thrombolysis include active or recent hemorrhage and the presence of local vascular infection, both of which increase the risk of procedure-related complications such as bleeding and systemic sepsis. For this reason, lytic therapy of arterial thromboembolism under these circumstances is generally(More)
he effect of intrathecally administered [D-Ala2,N-Me-Phe4,Gly5-ol]-enkephalin (DAMGO) on withdrawal latencies evoked by noxious heat applied to either cervical or lumbar dermatomes was studied in awake rats. Administration of DAMGO to the lumbar intrathecal space produces a dose-dependent suppression of withdrawals evoked by noxious thermal stimulation in(More)
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