Florent Barbault

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Activating germline fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) mutations cause achondroplasia (ACH), the most common form of human dwarfism and a spectrum of skeletal dysplasias. FGFR3 is a tyrosine kinase receptor and constitutive FGFR3 activation impairs endochondral ossification and triggers severe disorganization of the cartilage with shortening of(More)
2D and 3D QSAR studies were applied on a set of 28 diarylpyrimidine derivatives to model and understand their HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitory activities. Special cares were taken to build our set of molecules according to their bioactive conformations which is crucial to elaborate good QSAR models. 2D QSAR was performed using the heuristic(More)
Tyrosine kinases are a wide family of targets with strong pharmacological relevance. These proteins undergo large-scale conformational motions able to inactivate them. By the end of one of these structural processes, a new cavity is opened allowing the access to a specific type of inhibitors, called type II. The kinase domain of fibroblast growth factor(More)
Urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) is an enzyme involved in cancer growth and metastasis. Therefore, the design of inhibitors of uPA is of high therapeutic value, and several chemical families have been explored, even if none has still emerged, emphasizing the need of a rationalized approach. This work represents a complete computational study of uPA(More)
HIV-1 gp41 facilitates the viral fusion through a conformational switch involving the association of three C-terminal helices along the conserved hydrophobic grooves of three N-terminal helices coiled-coil. The control of these structural rearrangements is thought to be central to HIV-1 entry and, therefore, different strategies of intervention are being(More)
BACKGROUND Antiretroviral therapy has transformed HIV-1 infection into a managed condition with near-normal life expectancy. However, a significant number of patients remain with limited therapeutic options due to HIV-1 resistance, side effects, or drug costs. Further, it is likely that current drugs will not retain efficacy, due to risks of side effects(More)
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