Mike Mortimore

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The ATP-gated P2X(7) receptor has been shown to play a role in several inflammatory processes, making it an attractive target for anti-inflammatory drug discovery. We have recently identified a novel set of cyclic imide compounds that inhibited P2X(7) receptor-mediated dye uptake in human macrophage THP-1 cells. In this study the(More)
The synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of a new series of potent P2X(7) receptor antagonists is disclosed. The compounds inhibit BzATP-mediated pore formation in THP-1 cells. The distribution of the P2X(7) receptor in inflammatory cells, most notably the macrophage, mast cell and lymphocyte, suggests that P2X(7) antagonists have a significant role to(More)
Mutations in the haemochromatosis (HFE) gene cause most of the cases of hereditary haemochromatosis among people of Northern European ancestry while remaining a rare cause of iron overload among indigenous persons of the Asia-Pacific region. Advances in understanding of the role of the HFE protein product and other recently cloned iron transporters signify(More)
Keynote II by Ken Giller argued that the "context" for smallholder farming has a significant effect on livelihood outcomes and the success of technological interventions. "Context" includes adaptive skill, and a wide set of constraints. African farmers are quite capable of managing their own genetic resources, innovating, finding markets and diversifying(More)
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