Catherine Redeuilh

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Plants are an invaluable source of potential new anti-cancer drugs. Here, we investigated the cytotoxic activity of the acetonic extract of Buxus sempervirens on five breast cancer cell lines, MCF7, MCF10CA1a and T47D, three aggressive triple positive breast cancer cell lines, and BT-20 and MDA-MB-435, which are triple negative breast cancer cell lines. As(More)
Excessive levels of PAF and cells of macrophage lineage appear to play an important role in neuronal cell injury, inflammatory syndrome, and HIV replication in CNS resulting in AIDS dementia complex (ADC). The beneficial effects of PAF receptor antagonists are evident and give rise to expected therapeutic strategies for neurotrauma. Piperazine derivatives(More)
HIV-1 infection of the brain and PAF neurotoxicity are implicated in AIDS dementia complex. We previously reported that a trisubstituted piperazine derivative is able to diminish both HIV-1 replication in monocyte-derived macrophages and PAF-induced platelet aggregation. We report in this work new compounds obtained by modifying its piperazine substituents.(More)
Secreted phospholipases A2 (sPLA2s) have been reported to play an important role in various inflammatory conditions and thus represent an attractive therapeutic target. Previous SAR studies from our laboratory have revealed certain important features of our recently discovered specific hGIIA sPLA2 inhibitors, and we report here the synthesis and biological(More)
We have recently reported the discovery of a series of specific inhibitors of human group IIA phospholipase A(2) (hGIIA PLA(2)) to display promising in vitro and in vivo properties. Here we describe the influence of different structural modifications on the specificity and potency against hGIIA PLA(2) versus porcine group IB PLA(2). The SAR results, as well(More)
The HIV-1 central nervous system infection leads to the onset of neurological impairments called AIDS dementia complex (ADC). PAF plays an important role in this pathology, as it is an HIV-1-induced neurotoxin produced by infected or activated macrophages and microglia, in the brain. We previously reported that PAF-antagonists bearing a trisubstituted(More)
1-Benzoyl-2-alkyl piperazines are strong inhibitors of Group I and II secreted PLA(2)s. An improvement of their activity was obtained by replacing the amide function by a sulfamide and by introduction of electrodonor substituents on the para position of the benzenesulfonyl moiety. Neither the position on one of the carbon of the piperazine ring nor the(More)
The group IIA human non-pancreatic secretory phospholipase A(2) (hnp-sPLA(2)) is one of the enzymes implied in the inflammatory process. In the course of our work on inhibitors of this enzyme we investigated the influence of rigidity of the piperazine region on the biological activity. Several modifications were explored. Various linkers, such as amide,(More)
The synthesis of 2,5-disubstituted tetrahedrofuran compounds as potential in vitro PAF antagonists is described. Results demonstrate that the structural requirements for potent PAF antagonist activity are: a moderate lipophilic group or a trimethoxyphenyl group in position-5, and a long aliphatic chain terminated by a cationic polar head in position-2. The(More)