Denzil Bernard

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Kaliotoxin (KTX), a blocker of voltage-gated potassium channels (Kv), is highly selective for Kv1.1 and Kv1.3. First, Kv1.3 is expressed by T lymphocytes. Blockers of Kv1.3 inhibit T lymphocyte activation. Second, Kv1.1 is found in paranodal regions of axons in the central nervous system. Kv blockers improve the impaired neuronal conduction of demyelinated(More)
Adoptive transfer experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (AT-EAE), a disease resembling multiple sclerosis, is induced in rats by myelin basic protein (MBP)-activated CD4(+) T lymphocytes. By patch-clamp analysis, encephalitogenic rat T cells stimulated repeatedly in vitro expressed a unique channel phenotype ("chronically activated") with large numbers(More)
We consider the universal solution of the Gervais-Neveu-Felder equation in the Uq(sl2) case. We show that it has a quasi-Hopf algebra interpretation. We also recall its relation to quantum 3-j and 6-j symbols. Finally, we use this solution to build a q-deformation of the trigonometric Lamé equation. PAR LPTHE 95-51, IHES/P/95/91 Member of CNRS, Service de(More)
We have designed MI-219 as a potent, highly selective and orally active small-molecule inhibitor of the MDM2-p53 interaction. MI-219 binds to human MDM2 with a K(i) value of 5 nM and is 10,000-fold selective for MDM2 over MDMX. It disrupts the MDM2-p53 interaction and activates the p53 pathway in cells with wild-type p53, which leads to induction of cell(More)
We consider integrable models of the Haldane-Shastry type with open boundary conditions. We define monodromy matrices, obeying the reflection equation, which generate the symmetries of these models. Using a map to the Calogero-Sutherland Hamiltonian of BC type, we derive the spectrum and the highest weight eigenstates. 1/95 * Member of the CNRS †(More)
Blocking the oncoprotein murine double minute 2 (MDM2)-p53 protein-protein interaction has long been considered to offer a broad cancer therapeutic strategy, despite the potential risks of selecting tumors harboring p53 mutations that escape MDM2 control. In this study, we report a novel small-molecule inhibitor of the MDM2-p53 interaction, SAR405838(More)
The branching fractions of the exclusive decays B0-->K(*0)gamma and B+-->K(*+)gamma are measured from a sample of (22.74+/-0.36)x10(6) BB decays collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric e(+)e(-) collider. We find B (B0-->K(*0)gamma) = [4.23+/-0.40(stat)+/-0.22(syst)]x10(-5), B(B+-->K(*+)gamma) = [3.83+/-0.62(stat)+/-0.22(syst)]x10(-5) and(More)
Vascular access thrombosis (VAT) is frequent in some hemodialysis patients. Antiphospholipid antibodies (APL) have been involved in thrombosis, and have been reported to be present in a high proportion of patients with chronic renal failure. We studied the relationship between APL and thrombosis in 97 hemodialysis patients (HD). Lupus anticoagulant (LA) was(More)
It has been speculated that stressful life events can precipate some autoimmune diseases by altering the immune system. This study was undertaken to test this hypothesis in type I (insulindependent) diabetes. Thirty-two young patients (less than 40 years) with a recently diagnosed IDDM and 53 age-matched controls were interviewed according to a standardized(More)