Bruno Figadère

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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder affecting ~1 % of the population older than 60 years. The administration of the proneurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) in mice is one of the most widely used approach to elucidate the mechanisms of cell death involved in PD. Its toxicity is attributed to(More)
The ongoing Ebola virus epidemic has presented numerous challenges with respect to control and treatment because there are no approved drugs or vaccines for the Ebola virus disease (EVD). Herein is proposed simple theoretical criterion for fast virtual screening of molecular libraries for candidate inhibitors of Ebola virus infection. We performed a(More)
After ethnobotanical surveys in central and western regions of Burkina Faso, five plants namely Lantana ukambensis (Verbenaceae), Xeoderris sthulmannii (Fabaceae), Parinari curatellifollia (Chrysobalanaceae), Ozoroa insignis (Anacardiaceae), and Ficus platyphylla (Moraceae) were selected for their traditional use in the treatment of parasitic diseases and(More)
BACKGROUND Neurotrophic factors have been shown to possess strong neuroprotective and neurorestaurative properties in Parkinson's disease patients. However the issues to control their delivery into the interest areas of the brain and their surgical administration linked to their unability to cross the blood brain barrier are many drawbacks responsible of(More)
In this study, hybrids 7–12 and 19–24 were synthesized via Williamson reaction of O-Quinaldine alkyl bromide plus eugenol and O-triclosan alkyl bromide plus 8-hydroxyquinaldine, respectively. Structures of the products were elucidated by spectroscopic analysis. The compounds synthesized were evaluated for antileishmanial activity against L. panamensis(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic degenerative disorder characterized by typical motor symptoms caused by the death of dopamine (DA) neurons in the midbrain and ensuing shortage of DA in the striatum, at the level of nerve terminals. No curative treatment is presently available for PD in clinical practice. In our search for neuroprotectants in PD, we(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder of aging characterized by motor symptoms that result from the loss of midbrain dopamine neurons and the disruption of dopamine-mediated neurotransmission. There is currently no curative treatment for this disorder. To discover druggable neuroprotective compounds for dopamine neurons, we have designed(More)
Parkinson disease is a neurodegenerative disorder of aging, characterized by disabling motor symptoms resulting from the loss of midbrain dopaminergic neurons and the decrease of dopamine in the striatum. Current therapies are directed at treating the symptoms but there is presently no cure for the disease. In order to discover neuroprotective compounds(More)
2-n-propylquinoline is presently a drug-candidate for the treatment of visceral leishmaniosis in pre-clinical development. As this compound is in an oily state, it needs to be formulated and the objectives of this study are: to prepare a formulation; to demonstrate that the new salted formulation did not alter the activity of the active ingredient; and(More)
Dopamine and serotonin are important neurotransmitters in the mammalian central nervous system (CNS) involved in numerous physiological and behavioural disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, anxiety, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Several natural and synthetic benzylisoquinoline derivatives(More)
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