Frédéric R Leroux

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The design and synthesis of a new series of c-Jun N-terminal kinase inhibitors are reported. The novel series of substituted amino indazoles were designed based on a combination of hits from high-throughput screening and X-ray crystal structure information of the compounds crystallised into the JNK-1 ATP binding site.
The coupling reaction of pinacolborane with various aryl bromides in the presence of a catalytic amount of Pd(OAc)(2) together with DPEphos as ligand and Et(3)N as base provided arylboronates. High yields were obtained in the case of electron-donor substituted aryl bromides. The direct preparation of arylboronates allowed the one-pot, two-step synthesis of(More)
The cytochrome P450 monooxygenase enzyme system is involved in the synthesis and/or degradation of a large number of endogenous compounds and in the biotransformation of drugs and other xenobiotics. 17alpha-Hydroxylase-C17,20-lyase (P450 17, CYP 17) is the key enzyme of the androgen biosynthesis. As androgens have been implicated in the development and(More)
We describe a novel series of potent inhibitors of the kinase activity of mTOR. The compounds display good selectivity relative to other PI3K-related kinase family members and, in cellular assays, inhibit both mTORC1 and mTORC2 complexes and exhibit good antiproliferative activity.
Cytochrome P450's are enzymes which catalyze a large number of biological reactions, for example hydroxylation, N-, O-, S- dealkylation, epoxidation or desamination. Their substrates include fatty acids, steroids or prostaglandins. In addition, a high number of various xenobiotics are metabolized by these enzymes. The enzyme 17alpha-hydroxylase-C17,20-lyase(More)
Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) technologies have been used to treat a polypropylene film. Various parameters such as treatment speed or electrical power were changed in order to determine the treatment power impact at the polypropylene surface. Indeed, all the treatments were performed using ambient air as gas to oxidize the polypropylene surface. This(More)
After nitrogen, fluorine is probably the next most favorite hetero-atom for incorporation into small molecules in life science-oriented research. This review focuses on a particular fluorinated substituent, the trifluoromethoxy group, which is finding increased utility as a substituent in bioactives, but it is still perhaps the least well understood(More)
A new aryne-mediated tandem cross-coupling/P-cyclization sequence starting from tertiary phosphine-boranes and 1,2-dibromobenzenes is reported. P-chirogenic dibenzophospholes become accessible in a regio-, chemo-, and diastereoselective way.