William Ray Moore

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BACKGROUND In Australia, the most frequently used hemiarthroplasty prosthesis for the management of displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures is the Uncemented Austin Moore (UAM). Despite concerns regarding poor functional outcomes and increased early revision rates associated with the UAM prosthesis, apprehension regarding the systemic side-effects of(More)
Tryptase is a trypsin-type serine protease that is released from mast cells. Bradykinin (BK) is released directly from kininogens or through activation of either Hageman factor or subsequent plasma prekallikrein. Its nasal administration or inhalation induces allergy-like symptoms. Although elevated levels of tryptase and BK in allergic fluids have been(More)
Tryptase, a mast cell serine protease, has been implicated in the pathophysiology of allergic asthma, but formal evidence to support this hypothesis has been limited by the lack of specific inhibitors for use in vivo. Therefore, in this study we examined the effects of two inhibitors of tryptase, APC 366 [N-(1-hydroxy-2-naphthoyl)-L-arginyl-L-prolinamide(More)
Allergen-induced bronchoconstriction involves mast cell activation. Tryptase is a mast cell serine protease that is released during this process, but little is known about the action of tryptase in the airway. The purpose of this study was to determine: (1) if aerosolized tryptase causes bronchoconstriction, and (2) the mechanism by which this occurs. We(More)
While the orally-active azoles such as voriconazole and itraconazole are effective antifungal agents, they potently inhibit a broad range of off-target human cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs) leading to various safety issues (e.g., drug-drug interactions, liver toxicity). Herein, we describe rationally-designed, broad-spectrum antifungal agents that are more(More)
In this study, we used a specific tryptase inhibitor, APC-366 [N-(1-hydroxy-2-napthoyl)-L-arginyl-L- prolinamide hydrochloride] to investigate the effect of intradermally administered tryptase and tryptase released by antigen challenge on the immediate cutaneous reaction (ICR) in allergic sheep. The surface areas of cutaneous wheals produced by intradermal(More)
Tryptase, a serine protease released exclusively from activated mast cells, has been implicated as a potential causative agent in asthma. Enzymatically active tryptase is comprised of four subunits, and heparin stabilizes the associated tetramer. Lactoferrin, a cationic protein released from activated neutrophils, binds tightly to heparin, therefore we(More)
The synthesis and optimization of a series of orally bioavailable 1-(1H-indol-4-yl)-3,5-disubstituted benzene analogues as antimitotic agents are described. A functionalized dibromobenzene intermediate was used as a key scaffold, which when modified by sequential Suzuki coupling and Buchwald-Hartwig amination provided a flexible entry to(More)