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A high-performance liquid chromatographic method (HPLC) and a capillary zone electrophoresis method (CZE) have been developed for the analysis of methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben in a commercial cosmetic product. A very simple extraction procedure with acidified diethylether was developed. The HPLC method involved a C18(More)
If the geometrical pharmacophore of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists has been proposed by different authors, the electronic and lipophilic features of the ligands had to be precised. A 3-D QSAR study has enlightened the importance of three parameters derived from molecular electrostatic and molecular lipophilicity potentials. A multiple linear regression equation(More)
A new HPLC method using a Polyhydroxyethyl A column involving hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC) is described for the simultaneous determination of urea, allantoin and lysine pyroglutamate in a cosmetic cream. Validation of the method was accomplished with respect to linearity, repeatability and limits of detection/quantification. Compound(More)
Four analytical methods have been developed for the quality control of tablets containing mirtazapine: spectrophotometry, spectrofluorimetry, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE). All the methods only require a simple extraction procedure of mirtazapine from the tablets before analysis. The concentration of(More)
Keratinocytes (KCs) play a key role in all phases of skin sensitization. We recently identified interleukin-18 (IL-18) production as useful end point for determination of contact sensitization potential of low molecular weight chemicals. The aim of this study was to identify genes involved in skin sensitizer-induced inflammasome activation and to establish(More)
Over the past fifteen years, we have demonstrated that cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) have opposite effects on the regulation of protein kinase C (PKC) activity in the context of the immune system. The anti-glucocorticoid effect of DHEA is also related to the regulation of splicing of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), promoting the expression of(More)
PAF is a potent lipid mediator involved in many pathological disorders, such as platelet aggregation, immuno-inflammatory reactions, vascular disorders, septic shock and bronchoconstriction. We chose to study the electronic and lipophilic properties of eleven PAF antagonists, comprising five tetrahydrofuran derivatives, four hetrazepines, the ginkgolide(More)
Receptor for Activated C Kinase 1 (RACK1) pseudosubstrate is a commercially available peptide that directly activates protein kinase C-β (PKCβ). We have recently shown that RACK1 pseudosubstrate, alone or in combination with classical immune activators, results in increased cytokine production and CD86 upregulation in primary leukocytes. Furthermore, we(More)