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Metabolomics of tumors may allow discovery of tumor biomarkers and metabolic therapeutic targets. Metabolomics by two-dimensional proton high-resolution magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy was applied to investigate metabolite disorders following treatment by chloroethylnitrosourea of murine B16 melanoma (n = 33) and 3LL pulmonary(More)
The aim of this study was to compare proton T2 and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) variations induced by exercise in skeletal muscle, to provide some more information on the source of their variations. T2 and ADC were measured in the forearm flexor digitorum muscles in 12 healthy volunteers at rest and after an exercise, using a sequence allowing(More)
BACKGROUND BRCA1, the main breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility gene, has a key role in maintenance of genome stability, cell cycle and transcription regulation. Interestingly, some of the numerous proteins which interact with BRCA1 protein undergo conjugation with small ubiquitin-like modifiers (SUMO). This post-translational modification is related to(More)
BACKGROUND Curcumin (CUR) has deserved extensive research due to its anti-inflammatory properties, of interest in human diseases including cancer. However, pleiotropic even paradoxical responses of tumor cells have been reported, and the mechanisms of action of CUR remain uncompletely elucidated. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS (1)H-NMR spectroscopy-based(More)
The thermal dependence of the translational diffusion coefficient and of the regional blood volume was investigated in vivo by using a special MR pulsed gradient technique with reduced sensitivity to bulk tissue motion. Measurements were done at 0.5 T, using a small gradient insert. The diffusion coefficient of muscle water was calibrated against(More)
N'-[2-chloroethyl]-N[2-(methylsulfonyl) ethyl]-N'-nitrosourea (cystemustine),a chloroethylnitrosourea antineoplastic drug, provokes cellular proliferation inhibition and redifferentiation, but there was no cell death in B16 melanoma tumors. Because the phospholipid (Plp) metabolism is tightly involved in tumor growth regulation and tumor cell survival, we(More)
To investigate whether diffusion-related compartmentalization could be observed in skeletal muscle and whether this compartmentalization was affected by exercising, attenuation curves of signal against diffusion weighting were obtained in skeletal muscle of nine healthy volunteers at rest and after an exercise. Fifteen points were obtained for each(More)
There is growing evidence that docetaxel, a microtubule-targeting agent like the other taxane paclitaxel, induces dual cytotoxicity mechanism according to dose level. Postgenomics screening technologies are now more and more applied to the elucidation of drug response mechanisms. Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy-based pharmacometabolomics was(More)
In a previous study, it was reported that secondary untreated melanoma tumors implanted several weeks after and at distance from primary chloroethylnitrosourea (CENU)-treated tumors underwent differentiation and growth inhibition. To see whether the primary treated tumor released soluble factors that mediated the secondary tumor response, serum transfer(More)
Recent NMR spectroscopy developments, such as high-resolution magic angle spinning (HRMAS) probes and correlation-enhanced 2D sequences, now allow improved investigations of phospholipid (Plp) metabolism. Using these modalities we previously demonstrated that a mouse-bearing melanoma tumor responded to chloroethyl nitrosourea (CENU) treatment in vivo by(More)