Enda Dempsey

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EIOSIS is a highly integrated system characterized by the orderly procession of events such as pairing, recombination, chiasma formation, and disjunction, which culminates in a reduction o€ chromosome number in the gametes. That this system is under genic control has long been evident from the many mutant genes reported in plants and animals which affect(More)
Microtubules play important roles in cell division, motility and structural integrity of malarial parasites. Some microtubule inhibitors disrupt parasite development at very low concentrations, but most of them also kill mammalian cells. However, the dinitroaniline family of herbicides, which bind specifically to plant tubulin, have inhibitory activity on(More)
Knobbed regions of the regular maize complement frequently are eliminated at the second microspore division in spores which have two or more B chromosomes. Evidence is presented that no or little loss occurs in spores with one B and that the rate is not increased in spores with more than two B's.-The B chromosomes from an unrelated strain proved as(More)
A series of phosphoramidate and phosphorothioamidate compounds based on the lead antitubulin herbicidal agents amiprophos methyl (APM) and butamifos were synthesised and evaluated for antimalarial activity. Of these compounds, phosphorothioamidates were more active than their oxo congeners and the nature of both aryl and amido substituents influenced the(More)
The CD11/CD18 leukocyte integrins are necessary for tissue localization of neutrophils, an early requisite event in inflammation. We have analyzed the contribution of CD11a/CD18 and CD11b/CD18 to local neutrophil accumulation and tissue injury in the reverse passive Arthus reaction in the rat dermis. Experimental groups comprised animals that received an(More)
A series of phenoxyoxazaphospholidine, phenoxyoxazaphosphinane and benzodioxaphosphininamine sulfides and related cyclic organophosphorus compounds based on the lead anti-tubulin herbicides amiprophos methyl and butamifos were synthesised and evaluated for anti-malarial activity. Of these compounds, while none of the phenoxyoxazaphospholidines,(More)
A new allele of the maize A1 gene, a gene required for anthocyanin pigment biosynthesis, was identified in a genetic stock exhibiting a high frequency of chromosome breakage at the second microspore mitosis. This allele, a-mrh, is unstable in both somatic and germinal tissue when an independent locus, Mrh, is present in the genome. a-mrh was molecularly(More)
We describe the application of ligand based virtual screening technologies towards the discovery of novel plasmepsin (PM) inhibitors, a family of malarial parasitic aspartyl proteases. Pharmacophore queries were used to screen vendor libraries in search of active and selective compounds. The virtual hits were biologically assessed for activity and(More)