Kerry L Chapman

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Checkpoint kinase 1 (ChK1) is activated in response to DNA damage, acting to temporarily block cell cycle progression and allow for DNA repair. It is envisaged that inhibition of ChK1 will sensitize tumor cells to treatment with DNA-damaging therapies, and may enhance the therapeutic window. High throughput screening identified carboxylate-containing(More)
In the mammalian central nervous system, transporter-mediated reuptake may be critical for terminating the neurotransmitter action of D-serine at the strychnine insensitive glycine site of the NMDA receptor. The Na(+) independent amino acid transporter alanine-serine-cysteine transporter 1 (Asc-1) has been proposed to account for synaptosomal d-serine(More)
The interaction between Rhizobium lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and white clover roots was examined. The Limulus lysate assay indicated that Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii (hereafter called R. trifolii) released LPS into the external root environment of slide cultures. Immunofluorescence and immunoelectron microscopy showed that purified LPS from R.(More)
In the retina, activation of dopamine receptors, particularly the D2-like family (D2, D3, D4 receptor subtypes), with quinpirole suppresses the light sensitive cAMP pool and inhibits melatonin synthesis in photoreceptor cells. We have characterised rat retinal D4 receptors using the D4 selective radioligand [(125)I] L-750667 which bound specifically and(More)
The superfamily of GPCRs have diverse biological roles, transducing signals from a range of stimuli, from photon recognition by opsins to neurotransmitter regulation of neuronal function. Of the many identified genes encoding GPCRs, >130 are orphan receptors ( i.e., their endogenous ligands are unknown), and this subset represents putative novel therapeutic(More)
Checkpoint kinase 1 (ChK1) plays a key role in the DNA damage response, facilitating cell-cycle arrest to provide sufficient time for lesion repair. This leads to the hypothesis that inhibition of ChK1 might enhance the effectiveness of DNA-damaging therapies in the treatment of cancer. Lead compound 1 (GNE-783), the prototype of the 1,7-diazacarbazole(More)
On the basis of a spirocyclic ether screening lead, a series of acyclic sulfones have been identified as high-affinity, selective 5-HT(2A) receptor antagonists. Bioavailability lacking in the parent, 1-(2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)ethyl)-4-(phenylsulfonyl)piperidine (12), was introduced by using stability toward rat liver microsomes as a predictor of(More)
BACKGROUND Previously developed 'club guidelines' developed for club owners and promoters have tended to focus more on the legislative aspects of clubs, rather than the medical management of unwell clubbers within club environments. Despite this lack of guidance on the management of unwell clubbers, a significant proportion of clubs have 'club medic' rooms(More)
Combinatorial chemistry is gaining wide appeal as a technique for generating molecular diversity. Among the many combinatorial protocols, the split/recombine method is quite popular and particularly efficient at generating large libraries of compounds. In this process, polymer beads are equally divided into a series of pools and each pool is treated with a(More)