Frédéric Leclerc

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The aim of the study was to confirm the hypothesis that the longer a contraction is sustained, the larger are the changes in the spatial distribution of muscle activity. For this purpose, surface electromyographic (EMG) signals were recorded with a 13 x 5 grid of electrodes from the upper trapezius muscle of 11 healthy male subjects during static(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of local excitation of nociceptive muscle afferents on the spatial distribution of muscle activity. METHODS Surface electromyographic (EMG) signals were recorded from the upper trapezius muscle of 10 healthy volunteers with a 5 x 13 electrode grid during 90-s isometric contractions before, during, 15 and 30 min after(More)
The mitochondrial tRNAs (mtRNA) of five distinct, secondary structure types have been identified in the tRNA sequence compilation, and the three-dimensional modeling for representative sequences of these types has been carried out using a new criterion for the lengths of the helical domains and connector regions in a full-sized tRNA conformation. This(More)
Coordinated variations in the sequence of the Rev-binding element of HIV-1, identified by in vitro genetic selections, have been used as distance and conformational constraints for molecular modelling. Three-dimensional models of the wild-type Rev-binding element and several, evolved RNA ligands (aptamers) have been constructed. These models demonstrate(More)
An approach to the modeling of ligand-RNA complexes has been developed by combining three-dimensional structure-activity relationship (3D-SAR) computations with a docking protocol. The ability of 3D-SAR to predict bound conformations of flexible ligands was first assessed by attempting to reconstruct the known, bound conformations of phenyloxazolines(More)
In a heartbeat classification procedure, the detection of QRS complex waveforms is necessary. In many studies, this heartbeat extraction function is not considered: the inputs of the classifier are assumed to be correctly identified. This communication aims to redefine classical performance evaluation tools in entire QRS complex classification systems and(More)
A set of 78 quinolone derivatives were used in a structure-activity study to identify structural features correlating with antibacterial activity. Distinct combinations of functional properties were identified for Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. 3-D Quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) studies identified specific hydrophobic,(More)
The eukaryal Snu13p/15.5K protein binds K-turn motifs in U4 snRNA and snoRNAs. Two Snu13p/15.5K molecules bind the nucleolar U3 snoRNA required for the early steps of preribosomal processing. Binding of one molecule on the C'/D motif allows association of proteins Nop1p, Nop56p, and Nop58p, whereas binding of the second molecule on the B/C motif allows(More)
BACKGROUND How accurate are the predictions of RNA three-dimensional structures? Assessing this accuracy requires the detailed comparison of the prediction with the experimentally determined structure. Previously, sequence variation in RNA aptamers that bind the Rev protein was used to infer a three-dimensional model of the Rev-binding element (RBE) RNA.(More)