Delphine Rigault

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Metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors are promising targets to treat numerous brain disorders. So far, allosteric modulators are the only subtype selective ligands, but pure agonists still have strong therapeutic potential. Here, we aimed at investigating the possibility of developing subtype-selective agonists by extending the glutamate-like structure to(More)
(R)-PCEP (3-amino-3-carboxypropyl-2'-carboxyethyl phosphinic acid, 1), a new metabotropic glutamate receptor 4 (mGlu4R) agonist, was discovered in a previously reported virtual screening. The (S)-enantiomer and a series of derivatives were synthesized and tested on recombinant mGlu4 receptors. A large number of derivatives activated this receptor but was(More)
Metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 (mGlu7) is a member of the group III mGlu receptors (mGlus), encompassed by mGlu4, mGlu6, mGlu7, and mGlu8. mGlu7 is highly expressed in the presynaptic active zones of both excitatory and inhibitory synapses, and activation of the receptor regulates the release of both glutamate and GABA. mGlu7 is thought to be a relevant(More)
Mutation of the metabotropic glutamate receptor type 7 (mGlu7) induces absence-like epileptic seizures, but its precise role in the somatosensory thalamocortical network remains unknown. By combining electrophysiological recordings, optogenetics, and pharmacology, we dissected the contribution of the mGlu7 receptor at mouse thalamic synapses. We found that(More)
A series of phosphinic glutamate derivatives (e.g.LSP1-2111) have been proven to be potent agonists of metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors and shown promising in vivo activity. However, so far all were synthesized and tested as a mixture of two diastereomers whose absolute and relative configurations are not known. In this study, the stereomers were(More)
Myosin subfragment 1 (S1) forms dimers in the presence of Mg(2+) or MgADP or MgATP. The entire myosin molecule forms head-head dimers in the presence of MgATP. The angle between the two subunits in the S1 dimer is 95 degrees. Assuming that the length of the globular part of S1 is approximately 12 nm and that the S1/S2 joint (lever arm approximately 7 nm) is(More)
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