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TAARs (trace amine-associated receptors) are G-protein-coupled receptors that respond to low abundance, endogenous amines such as tyramine and tryptamine, and represent potential targets for neuropsychiatric diseases. However, some members of this receptor subfamily either have no ligand identified or remain difficult to express and characterize using(More)
Mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1 (Mst1) is a MAPK kinase kinase kinase which is involved in a wide range of cellular responses, including apoptosis, lymphocyte adhesion and trafficking. The contribution of Mst1 to Ag-specific immune responses and autoimmunity has not been well defined. In this study, we provide evidence for the essential role of Mst1 in T(More)
The discovery of a pyrrolopyrimidine class of LIM-kinase 2 (LIMK2) inhibitors is reported. These LIMK2 inhibitors show good potency in enzymatic and cellular assays and good selectivity against ROCK. After topical dosing to the eye in a steroid induced mouse model of ocular hypertension, the compounds reduce intraocular pressure to baseline levels. The(More)
BACKGROUND Myonecrosis provoked by illness unrelated to unstable coronary plaque is common, but uncertainty about a cause-effect relationship with future events challenges the appropriateness of initiating therapies known to be effective in cardiac conditions. We examined the causal relationship between troponin elevation in non-coronary diagnoses and late(More)
An understanding of texture perception by robotic systems can be developed by examining human texture perception through a probe. Like texture perception through direct touch with the finger, texture perception by indirect means of a probe is multi-dimensional, comprising rough, hard, and sticky texture continua. In this study, we describe the individual(More)
BACKGROUND Low-range troponin elevations without clear coronary manifestations remain a major diagnostic challenge. We sought to determine if troponin velocity could allow for early identification of patients without an obvious cardiac diagnosis and who are at increased risk for cardiac-specific events. METHODS & RESULTS All patients presenting to South(More)
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