David S. Grierson

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In mammals, nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is a quality-control mechanism that degrades mRNA harboring a premature termination codon to prevent the synthesis of truncated proteins. To gain insight into the NMD mechanism, we identified NMD inhibitor 1 (NMDI 1) as a small molecule inhibitor of the NMD pathway. We characterized the mode of action of this(More)
This qualitative study aimed to explore experiences of women currently undergoing specialist inpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa. Interviews were carried out with 21 women with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa from a specialist adult inpatient eating disorder unit. Five master themes emerged using thematic analysis: (1) shifts in control, (2) experience(More)
Protein kinase casein kinase 2 (CK2) is a serine/threonine kinase with evidence of implication in growth dysregulation and apoptosis resistance, making it a relevant target for cancer therapy. Several CK2 inhibitors have been developed showing variable efficiency, emphasizing the need to expand the chemical diversity of those inhibitors. We report the(More)
The emergence of tumor resistance to conventional microtubule-targeting drugs restricts their clinical use. Using a cell-based assay that recognizes microtubule polymerization status to screen for chemicals that interact with regulators of microtubule dynamics, we identified Pyr1, a cell permeable inhibitor of LIM kinase, which is the enzyme that(More)
The development of multidrug-resistant viruses compromises antiretroviral therapy efficacy and limits therapeutic options. Therefore, it is an ongoing task to identify new targets for antiretroviral therapy and to develop new drugs. Here, we show that an indole derivative (IDC16) that interferes with exonic splicing enhancer activity of the SR protein(More)
Telomeric G-rich single-stranded DNA can adopt a G-tetraplex structure which has been shown to inhibit telomerase activity. We have examined benzoindoloquinolines derivatives for their ability to stabilize an intramolecular G-quadruplex. The increase in T(m) value of the G-quadruplex was associated with telomerase inhibition in vitro.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA-dependent RNA polymerase NS5B constitutes a target of choice for the development of anti-HCV drugs. Although many small molecules have been identified as allosteric inhibitors of NS5B, very few are active in clinical applications. We have screened 17,000 compounds in an enzymatic assay involving the purified NS5B in order to(More)
NP603, the 6-dimethoxy phenyl indolin-2-one, was designed as FGF receptor 1 inhibitor by computational study. NP603 was synthesized and found to be more active against endothelial proliferation of HUVEC after the rhFGF-2 stimulation than SU6668 with minimum effective dose of 0.4 microM but with similar potency as SU16g. NP603 inhibited the tyrosine(More)
Glucoconjugated tri and tetra(meta-hydroxyphenyl)chlorins have been synthesized in order to explore how glucoconjugation of the macrocycle affects the photoactivity of the molecule. Internalization processes, photosensitizing efficacy of TPC(m-O-GluOH)(3) and TPC(m-O-GluOH)(4), in HT29 human adenocarcinoma cells have been compared to those of(More)
In the treatment of AIDS, the efficacy of all drugs, including non-nucleoside inhibitors (NNRTIs) of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT), has been limited by the rapid appearance of drug-resistant viruses. Lys103Asn, Tyr181Cys, and Tyr188Leu are some of the most common RT mutations that cause resistance to NNRTIs in the clinic. We report X-ray crystal(More)