Lorcan Sherry

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BACKGROUND Growth effects of angiotensin II (Ang II) contribute to cardiac remodeling. Remodeling, in turn, may be influenced by proliferation of nonmyocytes. The aims of this study were to determine in vivo which cardiac cell types proliferate in response to Ang II, to evaluate whether proliferation is mediated by the Ang II AT1 receptor, and to establish(More)
Evidence for interactions between the endothelin (ET) and renin-angiotensin systems is plentiful in vitro, but few studies have investigated these interactions in vivo. In the study reported here, we have investigated the influence of chronic angiotensin-II (A-II) infusion in vivo on expression of preproendothelin-1 (PPET-1) and endothelin-A- (ET(A)) and(More)
Rho kinase is an important target implicated in a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Herein, we report the optimisation of the fragment derived ATP-competitive ROCK inhibitors 1 and 2 into lead compound 14A. The initial goal of improving ROCK-I potency relative to 1, whilst maintaining a good PK profile, was achieved through removal of the(More)
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and N(G) monomethyl-L-arginine (L-NMMA) are endogenous inhibitors of nitric oxide synthases (NOS) and their local concentration is determined by the activity of dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolases (DDAHs). The current study in male Wistar rats was designed to immunolocalise DDAH I and II in relation to NOS and to(More)
Fragment-based NMR screening of a small literature focused library led to identification of a historical thrombin/FactorXa building block, 17A, that was found to be a ROCK-I inhibitor. In the absence of an X-ray structure, fragment growth afforded 6-substituted isoquinolin-1-amine derivatives which were profiled in the primary ROCK-I IMAP assay. Compounds(More)
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