Corinne Ducrocq

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Peroxynitrite, the reaction product between nitric oxide (•NO) and superoxide, has been presumed to be a mediator of cellular and tissue injury in various pathological situations. It is formed at the convergence of two independent radical-generating metabolic pathways. Its biological effects are due to its reactivity towards a large range of molecules(More)
This work describes a new method to obtain transgenic somatic embryos fromAgrobacterium-infected immature zygotic embryos ofDatura innoxia. It has several advantages over previous transformation methods such as the absence of a callus phase, an average transformation rate of 76% and a high regeneration frequency. Critical steps for optimal transformation(More)
A two step selection procedure is described for high frequency transformation and regeneration of transgenic plants by coculture of leaf discs of Datura innoxia with Agrobacterium tumefaciens carrying binary vectors. Leaf discs were cocultured with disarmed A. tumefaciens vectors pGS Glucl, pGSTRN943, pGV2260 and pBI121, and subcultured on regeneration(More)
The effects of Tween 20 as permeabilizing agent on tropane alkaloids fromDatura innoxia Mill. hairy root cultures have been studied. The kinetics of the alkaloid release is detailed and shows three different stages: an initial rapid increase of the alkaloid level within the roots and in the culture medium, followed by a slower but higher increase of the(More)
The role of plant vitronectin-like protein (Vn) in Agrobacterium–host plant interactions and receptor-specific bacterial attachment is unclear and still open to debate. Using a well-established Agrobacterium-mediated Arabidopsis transformation system, the marker gene β-glucuronidase (GUS) of Escherichia coli, and biochemical and cytological methods, such as(More)
Among newly synthesized compounds derived from the dipyrido [4,3-b] [3,4-f] indole nucleus, two have proved to be particularly active in vitro and in vivo. Their cytotoxic effects on cultured cells have been determined. At non toxic doses, they displayed a pronounced inhibitory effect on experimental L1210 Leukemia. These compounds have a strong affinity(More)
The synthesis of a series of 1-amino-substituted pyrido[4,3-b]carbazole derivatives, based on the substitution of corresponding 1-chloroellipticines, is reported. The cytotoxic properties on tumor cells grown in vitro, the in vivo acute toxicity of the most potent in vitro cytotoxic compounds, and the antitumor properties toward the L1210 leukemia system(More)
Nitric oxide has been used for more than 20 years as an electron paramagnetic resonance probe of oxygen binding sites in oxygen-carriers and oxygen-metabolizing metalloenzymes. The high reactivity of NO with oxygen and the superoxide anion and its high affinity for metalloproteins led biochemists to consider NO as a highly toxic compound for a living cell.(More)
The study of new intercalating DNA agents has led to the synthesis of dipyrido [4,3-b] [3,4-f] indole derivatives. These compounds bind preferentially to helical DNA and their affinity constants range from 10(6) to 10(7) M-1. The most active derivative against L1210 mouse leukemia produces viscosity changes in sheared fragments of linear DNA and in circular(More)
Newly synthesized dipyrido [4,3-b] [3,4-f] indole compounds have a structural similarity with the DNA intercalating agents ellipticines (pyrido-carbazoles). The procedure of synthesis of these compounds allows the addition of a lateral chain in position 1 of the nucleus. Comparison is made between different substitutions and the resulting cytotoxic and(More)
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