Linda J. Kelly

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Nonmotor symptoms (NMS) of Parkinson's disease (PD) are not well recognized in clinical practice, either in primary or in secondary care, and are frequently missed during routine consultations. There is no single instrument (questionnaire or scale) that enables a comprehensive assessment of the range of NMS in PD both for the identification of problems and(More)
Antidiabetic thiazolidinediones (TZDs) and non-TZD compounds have been shown to serve as agonists of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma). Here, we report the identification and characterization of a novel non-TZD selective PPARgamma modulator (nTZDpa). nTZDpa bound potently to PPARgamma with high selectivity vs. PPARalpha or(More)
A role for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, PPAR gamma and PPAR alpha, as regulators of energy homeostasis and lipid metabolism, has been suggested. Recently, three distinct uncoupling protein isoforms, UCP-1, UCP-2, and UCP-3, have also been identified and implicated as mediators of thermogenesis. Here, we examined whether in vivo PPAR gamma or(More)
The beta 3-adrenergic receptor is the predominant subtype of beta-adrenergic receptor expressed in adipose tissue. Recently, a naturally occurring mutation in the human beta 3-receptor gene has been described which results in substitution of the tryptophan residue at position 64 in the first intracellular loop with an arginine residue. The polymorphism,(More)
Here, we characterize the actions of MK-0767, a dual ligand of the nuclear receptors peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)alpha and PPARgamma. In cell-based assays, MK-0767 produced potent activation of human PPARgamma and PPARalpha with a gamma:alpha potency ratio of approximately 2. The dual agonist induced high affinity interactions of(More)
A novel class of insulin-sensitizing agents, the thiazolidinedines (TZDs), has proven effective in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. These compounds, as well as a subclass of non-TZD insulin-sensitizing agents, have been shown to be peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma agonists. PPARgamma plays a critical role in adipogenesis and(More)
A gene encoding bovine acidic fibroblast growth factor has been chemically synthesized, cloned and expressed as a biologically active protein in Escherichia coli. The 440 base pair gene was assembled by enzymatic ligation of 16 oligonucleotides and cloned into a pBR322–derived expression plasmid downstream of the hybrid tac promoter. Expressed recombinant(More)
11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11betaHSD1) is an enzyme that converts cortisone to the active glucocorticoid, cortisol. Cortisol-cortisone interconversion plays a key role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, since mice deficient in 11betaHSD1 are resistant to diet-induced hyperglycemia. Peroxisome proliferator activator receptors (PPAR)(More)
A series of chromane-2-carboxylic acid derivatives was synthesized and evaluated for PPAR agonist activities. A structure-activity relationship was developed toward PPARalpha/gamma dual agonism. As a result, (2R)-7-(3-[2-chloro-4-(4-fluorophenoxy)phenoxy]propoxy)-2-ethylchromane-2-carboxylic acid (48) was identified as a potent, structurally novel,(More)