Alain Pierre

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PURPOSE Patient-derived xenograft models are considered to represent the heterogeneity of human cancers and advanced preclinical models. Our consortium joins efforts to extensively develop and characterize a new collection of patient-derived colorectal cancer (CRC) models. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN From the 85 unsupervised surgical colorectal samples(More)
Breast cancers are composed of molecularly distinct subtypes with different clinical outcomes and responses to therapy. To discover potential therapeutic targets for the poor prognosis-associated triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), gene expression profiling was carried out on a cohort of 130 breast cancer samples. Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) was found to be(More)
Purpose: In contrast to Adriamycin (ADR), the novel olivacine derivative S16020-2 has demonstrated potent antitumor activity in vitro and in vivo against cell lines displaying the P-glycoprotein (Pgp)-mediated multidrug-resistance phenotype (MDR), suggesting that this compound is not transported by Pgp. The purpose of this work was to study the accumulation(More)
Benzo¿băcronycine (6-methoxy-3,3,14-trimethyl-3, 14-dihydro-7H-benzo¿bpyrano¿3,2-hăcridin-7-one, 4), an acronycine analogue with an additional aromatic ring linearly fused on the natural alkaloid basic skeleton, was synthesized in three steps, starting from 3-amino-2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid (5). Eight 1, 2-dihydroxy-1,2-dihydrobenzo¿băcronycine esters(More)
S16020-2 is a new olivacine derivative which has recently shown a marked antitumor activity in various experimental models. This study was undertaken in order to measure the inhibition of the proliferation of various sensitive and resistant tumor cell lines, by S16020-2, and to obtain information concerning its mechanism of action. For a continuous(More)
S16020-2 (NSC-659687) is a new olivacine derivative that is highly cytotoxic in vitro and displays remarkable antitumor activity against various experimental tumors, especially some solid tumor models. Its antitumor activity is notably higher than that of 2-methyl-9-hydroxy-ellipticinium (NMHE) and comparable to that of doxorubicin HCl, although with a(More)
S23906-1 is a diester derivative of 1,2-dihydrobenzo[b]acronycine with an unknown mechanism of action. This cytotoxic compound was 20-fold more potent than acronycine in inhibiting the proliferation of six tumor cell lines. Using a clonogenic assay of cell survival, the HT29 human colon carcinoma cell line was 100-fold more sensitive to S23906-1 than(More)
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) represents a subgroup of breast cancers (BC) associated with the most aggressive clinical behavior. No targeted therapy is currently available for the treatment of patients with TNBC. In order to discover potential therapeutic targets, we searched for protein kinases that are overexpressed in human TNBC biopsies and(More)
The biochemical pathways that lead cells to mitotic catastrophe are not well understood. To identify these pathways, we have taken an approach of treating cells with a novel genotoxic compound and characterizing whether cells enter mitotic catastrophe or not. S23906 is a novel acronycine derivative that forms adducts with the N2 residue of guanine in the(More)
Seven 1,2-dihydroxy-1,2-dihydroacronycine and 1,2-dihydroxy-1,2-dihydro-6-demethoxyacronycine esters and diesters were synthesized via osmic oxidation of acronycine or 6-demethoxyacronycine followed by acylation. The 6-demethoxyacronycine derivatives were found to be inactive, whereas in contrast, all of the acronycine derivatives were more potent than(More)