Terence Shaw

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Neuronal injury may be dependent upon the generation of the free radical nitric oxide (NO) and the subsequent induction of programmed cell death (PCD). Although the nature of this injury may be both preventable and reversible, the underlying mechanisms that mediate PCD are not well understood. Using the agent nicotinamide as an investigative tool in primary(More)
Neuroprotection by the metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) system has been linked to the modulation of both the free radical nitric oxide (NO) and programmed cell death (PCD). Because the cellular mechanisms that ultimately determine neuronal PCD rely upon the independent pathways of genomic DNA degradation, externalization of membrane(More)
The X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP), the most potent member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family of endogenous caspase inhibitors, blocks the initiation and execution phases of the apoptotic cascade. As such, XIAP represents an attractive target for treating apoptosis-resistant forms of cancer. Here, we demonstrate that treatment with(More)
Pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK) is a pivotal enzyme in cellular energy metabolism that has previously been implicated in cancer through both RNAi based studies and clinical correlations with poor prognosis in several cancer types. Here, we report the discovery of a novel and selective ATP competitive pan-isoform inhibitor of PDK, VER-246608. Consistent(More)
Isolated human blood platelets incubated at 37 degrees C in vitro incorporated labelled amino acids into compounds which included some low molecular weight (less than 80KDa) proteins, as determined by autoradiography after sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) under reducing conditions. Non-dialysable plasma factor(s)(More)
Phosphoinositide 3-kinase is a key signaling intermediate necessary for the metabolic actions of insulin. In this study, we assessed the effects of in vivo knockdown of the p85alpha subunit of phosphoinositide 3-kinase on insulin sensitivity, using an antisense oligonucleotide, in lean mice, diet-induced obese mice, and obese leptin-deficient Lep (ob/ob)(More)
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