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Professor Walker was appointed in September 1998 to the Allen J. McClay Chair in Biomedicinal Chemistry to establish a Biomolecular Sciences programme within the School. His research interests are focused on the development and application of novel inhibitors for the identification and validation of protease targets of biomedical and pharmaceutical importance. This research is characterized by a fusion of biological chemistry and cell and molecular biology.

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Projects 2005 2015

Research Output 1994 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)
147 Downloads (Pure)

A Bowman-Birk type chymotrypsin inhibitor peptide from the amphibian, Hylarana erythraea

Zhang, L., Chen, X., Wu, Y., Zhou, M., Ma, C., Xi, X., Chen, T., Walker, B., Shaw, C. & Wang, L., 11 Apr 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 9 p., 5851.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Proteasome Endopeptidase Complex
Trypsin Inhibitors
8 Citations (Scopus)
172 Downloads (Pure)

A Structural and Functional Analogue of a Bowman Birk-type Protease Inhibitor from Odorrana Schmackeri

Wu, Y., Long, Q., Xu, Y., Guo, S., Chen, T., Wang, L., Zhou, M., Zhang, Y., Shaw, C. & Walker, B., Apr 2017, In : Bioscience Reports. 37, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Protease Inhibitors

Detection and inhibition of ENaC-activating proteases associated with airway dehydration in COPD

Martin, L., Reihill, J., Douglas, L., Ferguson, T. & Walker, B., Sep 2017, In : European Respiratory Journal. 50, Suppl 61, PA4933.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Peptide Hydrolases
Epithelial Cells
70 Citations (Scopus)
324 Downloads (Pure)

Neutrophil Elastase Activity is Associated with Exacerbations and Lung Function Decline in Bronchiectasis

Chalmers, J. D., Moffitt, K. L., Suarez-Cuartin, G., Sibila, O., Finch, S., Furrie, E., Dicker, A., Wrobel, K., Elborn, J. S., Walker, B., Martin, S. L., Marshall, S. E., Huang, J. T-J. & Fardon, T. C., 15 May 2017, In : American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 195, 10, p. 1384-1393

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Leukocyte Elastase
Pancreatic Elastase
3 Citations (Scopus)
158 Downloads (Pure)

A Selective Irreversible Inhibitor of Furin Does Not Prevent Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Exotoxin A-Induced Airway Epithelial Cytotoxicity

Ferguson, T. E. G., Reihill, J. A., Walker, B., Hamilton, R. A. & Martin, S. L., 26 Jul 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 7, 9 p., e0159868.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pseudomonas aeruginosa