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BACKGROUND Neurulation is driven by apical constriction of actomyosin cytoskeleton resulting in conversion of the primitive lumen into the central canal in a mechanism driven by F-actin constriction, cell overcrowding and buildup of axonal tracts. The roof plate of the neural tube acts as the dorsal morphogenetic center and boundary preventing midline(More)
A library of new thalidomide analogues containing an olefin functionality were synthesised using a Heck cross coupling reaction from their aryl halogenated precursor. All analogues were tested for their ability to inhibit the synthesis of the proinflammatory cytokine Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF). Compounds 22, 29, 33 and 37 were the most effective in this(More)
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