Hannah D. G. Fiji

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Arterial and venous endothelial cells exhibit distinct molecular characteristics at early developmental stages. These lineage-specific molecular programs are instructive to the development of distinct vascular architectures and physiological conditions of arteries and veins, but their roles in angiogenesis remain unexplored. Here, we show that the caudal(More)
Protein geranylgeranyltransferase-I (GGTase-I) catalyzes protein geranylgeranylation, which is critical for the function of proteins such as Rho, Rac, and Ral. We previously identified several small-molecule inhibitors of GGTase-I from an allenoate-derived compound library and showed that these compounds exhibit specific inhibition of GGTase-I resulting in(More)
Background In recent years, organocatalysis has emerged as a powerful technology, allowing synthetic chemists to perform various types of reactions. The catalytic activity of the process relies on low-molecular-weight organic molecules and does not require involvement of transition or main group metals. The organocatalytic method has become a very(More)
Tightly regulated Ca(2+) homeostasis is a prerequisite for proper cardiac function. To dissect the regulatory network of cardiac Ca(2+) handling, we performed a chemical suppressor screen on zebrafish tremblor embryos, which suffer from Ca(2+) extrusion defects. Efsevin was identified based on its potent activity to restore coordinated contractions in(More)
Protein geranylgeranylation is critical for the function of a number of proteins such as RhoA, Rac, and Rab. Protein geranylgeranyltransferase I (GGTase-I) and Rab geranylgeranyltransferase (RabGGTase) catalyze these modifications. In this work, we first describe the identification and characterization of small molecule inhibitors of GGTase-I (GGTI) with(More)
Small molecule inhibitors of protein geranylgeranyltransferase-I (GGTase-I) provide a promising type of anticancer drugs. Here, we first report the identification of a novel tetrahydropyridine scaffold compound, P61-E7, and define effects of this compound on pancreatic cancer cells. P61-E7 was identified from a library of allenoate-derived compounds made(More)
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