Nicola S Cooper

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The revised criteria for the classification of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were formulated from a computerized analysis of 262 contemporary, consecutively studied patients with RA and 262 control subjects with rheumatic diseases other than RA (non-RA). The new criteria are as follows: 1) morning stiffness in and around joints lasting at least 1 hour before(More)
The effects of hypothermia (32 degrees, 28 degrees, and 22 degrees C.) on left ventricular flow distribution (microspheres) and oxygen uptake in adequately perfused, beating, empty, fibrillating, and arrested hearts were studied. Minute left ventricular oxygen uptake fell progressively as myocardial temperature was reduced under all conditions. In beating(More)
oxygen delivery per unit of TTI was significantly lowered and Endo ECGs showed ischemia (ST elevation) when Endo/Epi flow ratios (microsphere method) fell below 1.0 (P < 0.001). Ischemia occurred without anemia (Hgb > 10 g %) in severe aortic stenosis; with mild anemia (Hgb 5-10 g %) and mild aortic stenosis; and with severe anemia (Hgb < 5 g %) without(More)
The pulmonary artery of anesthetized dogs was constricted until right ventricular failure occurred (decreased cardiac output and aortic blood pressure; elevated right ventricular end-diastolic pressure). Coronary blood flow distribution was measured by means of an electromagnetic flowmeter and radioactive microspheres. With moderate levels of pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a multisystem disorder with distinctive facial appearance, intellectual disability and growth failure as prominent features. Most individuals with typical CdLS have de novo heterozygous loss-of-function mutations in NIPBL with mosaic individuals representing a significant proportion. Mutations in other cohesin(More)
Heimler syndrome (HS) is a rare recessive disorder characterized by sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), amelogenesis imperfecta, nail abnormalities, and occasional or late-onset retinal pigmentation. We ascertained eight families affected by HS and, by using a whole-exome sequencing approach, identified biallelic mutations in PEX1 or PEX6 in six of them.(More)
Modification of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine CDK inhibitors lead to identification of less lipophilic imidazo[1,2-b]pyridazine series of CDK inhibitors. Although several equivalent compounds from these two series have similar structure and show similar CDK activity, the SAR of the two series differs significantly. Protein inhibitor structure determination has(More)
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is characterized by facial dysmorphism, growth failure, intellectual disability, limb malformations, and multiple organ involvement. Mutations in five genes, encoding subunits of the cohesin complex (SMC1A, SMC3, RAD21) and its regulators (NIPBL, HDAC8), account for at least 70% of patients with CdLS or CdLS-like(More)
N-(3,5-Dichloro-1-oxido-4-pyridinyl)-8-methoxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)-5-quinoline carboxamide (SCH 351591) has been identified as a potent (IC(50) = 58 nM) and highly selective type 4 phosphodiesterase (PDE4) inhibitor with oral bioactivity in several animal models of lung inflammation. N-(3,5-Dichloro-4-pyridinyl)-8-methoxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)-5-quinoline(More)