Arnaud Nourry

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We describe a mechanism of tumorigenesis mediated by kinase-dead BRAF in the presence of oncogenic RAS. We show that drugs that selectively inhibit BRAF drive RAS-dependent BRAF binding to CRAF, CRAF activation, and MEK-ERK signaling. This does not occur when oncogenic BRAF is inhibited, demonstrating that BRAF inhibition per se does not drive pathway(More)
BRAF is a serine-threonine-specific protein kinase that is mutated in 2% of human cancers. Oncogenic BRAF is a validated therapeutic target that constitutively activates mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK)-extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling, driving tumor cell proliferation and survival. Drugs designed to target BRAF have been(More)
We recently reported on the development of a novel series of BRAF inhibitors based on a tripartite A-B-C system characterized by a para-substituted central aromatic core connected to an imidazo[4,5]pyridin-2-one scaffold and a substituted urea linker. Here, we present a new series of BRAF inhibitors in which the central phenyl ring connects to the hinge(More)
BRAF, a serine/threonine specific protein kinase that is part of the MAPK pathway and acts as a downstream effector of RAS, is a potential therapeutic target in melanoma. We have developed a series of small-molecule BRAF inhibitors based on a 1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-2(3H)-one scaffold (ring A) as the hinge binding moiety and a number of substituted phenyl(More)
Mutated BRAF serine/threonine kinase is implicated in several types of cancer, with particularly high frequency in melanoma and colorectal carcinoma. We recently reported on the development of BRAF inhibitors based on a tripartite A-B-C system featuring an imidazo[4,5]pyridin-2-one group hinge binder. Here we present the design, synthesis, and optimization(More)
BRAF is a serine/threonine kinase that is mutated in a range of cancers, including 50-70% of melanomas, and has been validated as a therapeutic target. We have designed and synthesized mutant BRAF inhibitors containing pyridoimidazolone as a new hinge-binding scaffold. Compounds have been obtained which have low nanomolar potency for mutant BRAF (12 nM for(More)
We describe the design, synthesis, and optimization of a series of new inhibitors of V-RAF murine sarcoma viral oncogene homologue B1 (BRAF), a kinase whose mutant form (V600E) is implicated in several types of cancer, with a particularly high frequency in melanoma. Our previously described inhibitors with a tripartite A-B-C system (where A is a hinge(More)
There has been an intense research effort in the last decades in the field of biofouling prevention as it concerns many aspects of everyday life and causes problems to devices, the environment, and human health. Many different antifouling and antimicrobial materials have been developed to struggle against bacteria and other micro- and macro-organism(More)
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