Florence Hazane-Puch

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Chalcones are naturally occurring compounds with diverse pharmacological activities. Chalcones derive from the common structure: 1,3-diphenylpropenone. The present study aims to better understand the mechanistic pathways triggering chalcones anticancer effects and providing evidences that minor structural difference could lead to important difference in(More)
NADPH oxidase Nox4 is expressed in a wide range of tissues and plays a role in cellular signaling by providing reactive oxygen species (ROS) as intracellular messengers. Nox4 oxidase activity is thought to be constitutive and regulated at the transcriptional level; however, we challenge this point of view and suggest that specific quinone derivatives could(More)
METHODS These studies were designed to assess whether wheat polyphenols (mainly ferulic acid [FA]) increased the very-long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (VLC n-3) [eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)] in rats. Wheat aleurone (WA) was used as a dietary source of wheat polyphenols. Two experiments were performed; in the first one, the rats(More)
The skin aging process, implying oxidative stress, is associated with specific gene expression. Ultraviolet A (UVA) and hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) both generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) making them relevant in the study of skin cell responses to oxidative stresses. To investigate transcript expression associated with chronological skin aging and its(More)
While the toxicity of hexavalent chromium is well established, trivalent chromium is an essential nutrient involved in insulin and glucose homeostasis. To study the antioxidant effects of Cr(III)His, cDNA arrays were used to investigate the modulation of gene expression by trivalent chromium histidinate (Cr(III)His) in HaCaT human keratinocytes submitted to(More)
The main aim of this study was to compare the effects of two wheat aleurone (WA) fractions on circulating n-3 fatty acids in rats. We demonstrated that only the fraction able to induce the highest urinary excretion of polyphenol metabolites (>1µmol) resulted in a significant increase in plasma level of Eicosapentanoic acid (+22%, p < 0.05). While other(More)
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common type of primary tumor of the central nervous system with a poor prognosis, needing the development of new therapeutic drugs. Few studies focused on sodium selenite (SS) effects in cancer cells cultured as multicellular tumor spheroids (MCTS or 3D) closer to in vivo tumor. We investigated SS anticancer effects in three(More)
BACKGROUND Whole rye (WR) consumption seems to be associated with beneficial health effects. Although rye fiber and polyphenols are thought to be bioactive, the mechanisms behind the health effects of WR have yet to be fully identified. This study in rats was designed to investigate whether WR can influence the metabolism of n-3 and n-6 long-chain fatty(More)
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome is characterized by repetitive episodes of upper airway collapse during sleep resulting in chronic intermittent hypoxia (IH). Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, through IH, promotes cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) secretion is upregulated by IH, and is able to modulate adipocyte metabolism.(More)
Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element with a narrow safety zone and unclear effects on skin photoageing. The aim of this work was to investigate the photoageing properties of sodium selenite or selenomethionine (SeMet) after a long term (6 days) Se supplementation in normal human skin fibroblasts (NHSF) subjected to ultraviolet-A (UVA) irradiation(More)