Florence Delmas

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Oenococcus oeni is a lactic acid bacterium which is able to grow in wine and perform malolactic fermentation. To survive and grow in such a harsh environment as wine, O. oeni uses several mechanisms of resistance including stress protein synthesis. The molecular characterisation of three stress genes hsp18, clpX, trxA encoding for a small heat shock(More)
In Mali, where malaria is endemic, plants are extensively used for treating periodic fevers and malaria. According to the advice of traditional medicine, plants are often mixed during the preparation of febrifugal decoctions. In previous studies, we demonstrated the potent in vitro antimalarial activity of extracts isolated from four plants commonly used in(More)
The bitter and related constituents have been isolated fromVernonia amygdalina (Compositae), a plant ingested by wild chimpanzees possibly suffering from parasite-related diseases in the Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania. Isolated from the plant were four known sesquiterpene lactones, seven new steroid glucosides, and two aglycones of the glucosides.(More)
The combination of localized 2D 1H MR correlation spectroscopy and Hadamard encoding allows the simultaneous acquisition of multiple volumes of interest without an increase in the experimental duration, compared to single-voxel acquisition. In the present study, 2D correlation spectra were acquired simultaneously within 20 to 40 min in two voxels located in(More)
In Leuconostoc oenos, a malolactic bacterium, the synthesis of a stress protein called LO18 with an apparent molecular mass of 18 kDa was greatly induced after heat (42 degrees C), acid (pH 3) or ethanolic (12% (v/v)) shocks. Moreover, the LO18 protein synthesis was induced in stationary growth phase and was detected for a long time (30 h) during this(More)
The small heat shock protein (smHSP) family has been extensively studied in eukaryotic cells. SmHSP assemble into large multimeric structures and possess chaperone activity that can prevent protein aggregation in vitro. Few studies on prokaryotic smHSP are actually available and no smHSP from lactic acid bacteria has been characterized at a biochemical(More)
The susceptibility of immature rat brain to neurotoxicity of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) has provided a widely used paradigm to study excitotoxicity relevant to acute neurodegenerative diseases such as cerebral ischemia. In this study, excitotoxicity was induced via injection of ouabain (1 mM/0.5 microL), a Na+/K+ -ATPase-inhibitor, into neonatal rat brain(More)
Exposure to cadmium is associated with the development of pulmonary damage such as emphysema and lung cancer. This metal is also a powerful inducer of stress proteins in many biologic models. The present study was undertaken to evaluate whether an overexpression of the heat shock protein (hsp)72 stress protein, which indicates repair of damaged proteins,(More)
1,3-Diphenylpyrazole-4-carboxaldehyde and 1-(4-nitrophenyl)-3-phenylpyrazole-4-carboxaldehyde were obtained from the appropriated phenylhydrazones via the Vilsmeier-Haack reaction. These two aldehydes were functionalized by various substituted anilines or substituted benzylamines. Antiparasitic activities of the corresponding azomethines were assessed. In(More)