Cécile Croix

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In the paraventricular nucleus of normal or adrenalectomized colchicine-treated guinea pigs and rats, corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OX) immunoreactivities were compared. In the control animals, respective stainings for these three peptides are distinct. Adrenalectomy resulted in the appearance of a VP-like staining in(More)
The biological functions of human neutrophil proteinase 3 (PR3) remain unclear because of its close structural resemblance to neutrophil elastase and its apparent functional redundancy with the latter. Thus, all natural inhibitors of PR3 preferentially target neutrophil elastase. We have designed a selective PR3 inhibitor based on the sequence of one of its(More)
A new method based on high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to ultraviolet and evaporative light scattering detection (HPLC-UV-ELSD) was developed for the determination of L-glutamic acid, a potential degradation product of pemetrexed, and for the quantification of pemetrexed itself. This is an ion-pairing, reversed-phase method. The column was a(More)
Several thalidomide analogues were synthesized and compared to thalidomide and its more active analogue, lenalidomide, for their ability to inhibit the production of the pro-inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-6 by LPS-activated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Among these compounds, two analogues containing(More)
7-Azaindoles are versatile building blocks, especially in medicinal chemistry, where they serve as bioisosteres of indoles or purines. Herein, we present a novel rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric 1,4-addition of arylboronic acids to 3-benzylidene-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-2(3H)-ones, as these substrates are exocyclic methylene lactamyl Michael acceptors. Ten new(More)
Cathepsin C (CatC) is a tetrameric cysteine dipeptidyl aminopeptidase that plays a key role in activation of pro-inflammatory serine protease zymogens by removal of a N-terminal pro-dipeptide sequence. Loss of function mutations in the CatC gene is associated with lack of immune cell serine protease activities and cause Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome (PLS).(More)
The GP2A European Conference is a two-day meeting focused on medicinal chemistry and the use of tools to explore all fields of drug discovery and drug design such as molecular modelling, bioorganic chemistry, MS studies, in vitro in vivo assays, and structure activity relationships. Abstracts of keynote lectures, plenary lectures, junior lectures, flash(More)
OBJECTIVES Determine the clinical and etiological features of Clostridium difficile diarrhea in elderly subjects. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 21 cases of C. difficile diarrhea observed in patients at the Dijon geriatric center from January 1994 through December 1995. The diagnosis was established on C. difficile toxin evidenced in(More)
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