Jessica Vanormelingen

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Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) are an attractive alternative mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) source because of their isolation simplicity compared with the more invasive methods associated with harvesting other MSC sources. However, the isolation method to be favored for obtaining DPSC cultures remains under discussion. This study compares the stem cell(More)
ROCK1 and ROCK2 play important roles in numerous cellular functions, including smooth muscle cell contraction, cell proliferation, adhesion, and migration. Consequently, ROCK inhibitors are of interest for treating multiple indications including cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, lung diseases, and eye diseases. However, systemic(More)
PDE4 inhibitors are of high interest for treatment of a wide range of inflammatory or autoimmune diseases. Their potential however has not yet been realized due to target-associated side effects, resulting in a low therapeutic window. We herein report the design, synthesis and evaluation of novel PDE4 inhibitors containing a γ-lactone structure. Such(More)
Inhibitors of LIM kinases are considered of interest for several indications, including elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), cancer, or infection by HIV-1. LX-7101 (Lexicon Pharmaceuticals) was advanced to Phase-I clinical trials as an IOP-lowering agent for treatment of glaucoma. We here discuss the design, synthesis and evaluation of LIMK inhibitors based(More)
Angiogenesis is the sprouting of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones. In physiological circumstances, angiogenesis is an essential process during development and wound repair. However, when dysregulated and persistent, angiogenesis can be a causal factor in a number of pathologies. Abnormal angiogenesis or endothelial cell function is involved in(More)
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