Armelle Walton

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Structural, stereochemical, stereoelectronic and conformational requirements for biological activity of dynorphin A1-11-NH2 analogues at opioid receptors were explored by substitution of Tyr1, Arg6, Arg7, Ile8 and Pro10 with other amino acid residues. Interestingly, substitution of Tyr1 with N alpha-Ac-Tyr1, D-Tyr1, Phe1 or p-BrPhe1 led to analogues that(More)
A study of the conformation of collagen and gelatin in aqueous solution by Optical Self Beat Spectroscopy is reported. The translational diffusion coefficient of monomeric tropocollagen was experimentally measured from the half-width of the Rayleigh scattered radiation and the value obtained is shown to be in good agreement with that calculated from(More)
In this paper, we present some elements of our optimization program to decouple triclosan's specific FabI effect from its nonspecific cytotoxic component. The implementation of this strategy delivered highly specific, potent, and nonbiocidal new FabI inhibitors. We also disclose some preclinical data of one of their representatives, 83, a novel(More)
We have designed and synthesized several cyclic disulfide-containing peptide analogs of dynorphin A (Dyn A) which are conformationally constrained in the putative "address" segment of the opioid ligand. Several of these Dyn A analogs exhibit unexpected apparent selectivities for the kappa and mu opioid receptors(s) of the central vs peripheral nervous(More)
Hageman factor (factor XII) is activated by exposure to surfaces such as glass or by solutions of certain compounds, notably ellagic acid. Changes in the structure of Hageman factor accompanying activation have been examined in this study by circular dichroism spectroscopy. The spectrum of unactivated Hageman factor in aqueous solutions suggests that its(More)