Joanna Quinn

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Alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (alpha(7) nAChR) agonists are promising therapeutic candidates for the treatment of cognitive impairment associated with a variety of disorders including Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Alpha 7 nAChRs are expressed in brain regions associated with cognitive function, regulate cholinergic neurotransmission and(More)
Alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (alpha7 nAChR) agonists are promising therapeutic candidates for the treatment of cognitive impairment. We report a series of novel, potent small molecule agonists (4-18) of the alpha7 nAChR deriving from our continuing efforts in the areas of Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. One of the compounds of the series(More)
Wnt signaling, which encompasses multiple biochemical pathways that regulate neural development downstream of extracellular Wnt glycoprotein ligands, has been suggested to contribute to major psychiatric disorders including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We used next-generation sequencing and Sequenom genotyping technologies to resequence 10 Wnt signaling(More)
A series of novel benzimidazoles are discussed as NR2B-selective N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists. High throughput screening (HTS) efforts identified a number of potent and selective NR2B antagonists such as 1. Exploration of the substituents around the core of this template identified a number of compounds with high potency for NR2B(More)
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