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Malaria is the third most significant cause of infectious disease in the world. The search for new antimalarial chemotherapy has become increasingly urgent due to parasite resistance to classical drugs. Trioxaquines are synthetic hybrid molecules containing a trioxane motif (which is responsible for the antimalarial activity of artemisinin) linked to an(More)
After malaria, schistosomiasis (or bilharzia) is the second most prevalent disease in Africa, and is occurring in over 70 countries in tropical and subtropical regions. It is estimated that 600 million people are at risk of infection, 200 million people are infected, and at least 200,000 deaths per year are associated with the disease. All schistosome(More)
This paper studies a general methodology and an associated tool for translating AADL (Architecture Analysis and Design Language) and annex behavior specification into the BIP (Behavior Interaction Priority) language. This allows simulation of systems specified in AADL and application to these systems of formal verification techniques developed for BIP, e.g.(More)
The antimalarial trioxaquine derivative DU-1102, synthesized by covalent linkage between aminoquinoline and trioxane moieties, was highly active against Cameroonian isolates (mean 50% inhibitory concentration of 43 nmol/liter) of Plasmodium falciparum. There was no correlation between the responses to DU-1102 and chloroquine and only a low correlation(More)
With the increase of life expectancy of humans in more than two-thirds of the countries in the World, aging diseases are becoming the frontline health problems. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is now one of the major challenges in drug discovery, since, with the exception of memantine in 2003, all clinical trials with drug candidates failed over the past decade.(More)
Gentamicin during gestation alters glomerular basement membrane development. A drug-induced nephrotoxicity was described for neonates after gentamicin was given intraperitoneally to pregnant Wistar rats; glomerular alterations and changes in permselectivity were important. We investigated the ultrastructure of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM), the(More)
In the first part of this account, the antimalarial drug artemisinin is presented, and the current hypotheses on the mechanism of action of this endoperoxide-based drug are reviewed. The alkylating ability of artemisinin and synthetic analogues toward heme related to their antimalarial efficacy are underlined. Some possible ways for discovery of new drugs,(More)
In vitro, the heme cofactor of human iron(II) hemoglobin was efficiently and quickly alkylated at meso positions by the peroxide-based antimalarial drug artemisinin, leading to heme-artemisinin-derived covalent adducts. This reaction occurred in the absence of any added protease or in the presence of an excess of an extra non-heme protein, or even when(More)