Evelyne Migianu-Griffoni

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In recent years, bisphosphonate chemistry has undergone an exponential growth due to the potential applications of these compounds in medicine and nanobiomaterial research. In this paper we describe the synthesis methods of different families of methacrylic monomers bearing a bisphosphonate with varying lengths of the chain, PEG linkers and more or less(More)
The behaviour of the d(GGTATACC) oligonucleotide has been investigated by X-ray crystallography at 295 K in the range from ambient pressure to 2 GPa (approximately 20,000 atm). Four 3D-structures of the A-DNA form (at ambient pressure, 0.55, 1.09 and 1.39 GPa) were refined at 1.60 or 1.65 A resolution. In addition to the diffraction pattern of the A-form,(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Renal protection and antiurolithiasic effects of two extracts of Paronychia argentea (PA), a traditional Algerian plant commonly known as Algerian tea, were evaluated. This study was carried out to determine whether the aqueous extract (APA) or the butanolic extract (BPA) of aerial parts could prevent or reduce calculi aggregation in(More)
Bisphosphonates have been used for decades in the standard therapy of bone-related diseases, including bone metastasis of various malignancies, and they might as well be toxic on early cancer cells themselves. In order to allow a better delivery of neridronate (a N-containing bisphosphonate with relatively poor activity), liposomes were evaluated in vitro(More)
The use of nanotechnologies for biomedical applications took a real development during these last years. To allow an effective targeting for biomedical imaging applications, the adsorption of plasmatic proteins on the surface of nanoparticles must be prevented to reduce the hepatic capture and increase the plasmatic time life. In biologic media, metal oxide(More)
We investigated the biological effects of new synthesized bisphosphonates (BPs) on HuH7 hepatocarcinoma cells. BPs containing p-bromophenyl (R1 = p-Br, Ph, 2) in their side chain were the more potent to inhibit HuH7 cell viability. In addition, phenyl diesterified analogues (R2 = R3 = Ph, 2a) were more potent than methyl (R2 = R3 = Me, 2b) or non-esterified(More)
Bisphosphonates (BPs) have interesting antitumor effects as well in vitro as in vivo, despite their poor bioavailability in the organism after oral ingestion. To overcome this problem and reduce drug doses and secondary effects, we report the chemical synthesis of new bioconjugates. They were built with a nitrogen-containing BP as the drug covalently(More)
Enamine catalysis is a widespread activation mode in the field of organocatalysis and is often encountered in bifunctional organocatalysts. We previously described H-Pro-Pro-pAla-OMe as a bifunctional catalyst for Michael addition between aldehydes and aromatic nitroalkenes. Considering that opposite selectivities were observed when compared to(More)
Bisphosphonates, and more specially nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, which are in current use for the treatment of bone diseases, demonstrate proapoptotic, antiproliferative, antiangiogenic and anti-invasive properties on tumor cells. The amino-bisphosphonate alendronate is considered as a potential anticancer drug. In the case of A431 cells, which(More)
The title compound, C(8)H(12)O(7)P(2)·CH(4)O, is a monoesterified bis-phospho-nate (or 1-hydroxy-methyl-ene-1,1-bis-phospho-nic acid). These synthetic compounds are widely used in medicine to inhibit bone resorption in diseases like osteoporosis, and are characterized by a stable P-C-P group and are thus analogs of inorganic pyrophosphate. By masking one or(More)
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