Franck Danel

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates 871 and 873 were isolated at Hacettepe University Hospital in Ankara and were highly resistant to ceftazidime (MIC, 128 microg/ml). Each produced three beta-lactamases, with pIs of 5.3, 6.1, and 7.9. The beta-lactamase with a pI of 5.3 was previously shown to be PER-1 enzyme. The antibiograms of the isolates were not entirely(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 455, isolated in Ankara, Turkey, produced a pI 6.2 beta-lactamase determined by plasmid pMLH53 and resisted all beta-lactams except carbapenems. This beta-lactamase, named OXA-14, corresponded to OXA-10 (PSE-2) except that aspartate replaced glycine at position 157 and thus is intermediate between OXA-10 and OXA-11, which has(More)
A 6-axis stereotactic robot has been designed and linked to a stereotactic frame for routine use. Robot software allows the positioning of a probe holder in order to reach a given target. A calibration step enables the robot to compute the position of the x-ray beam and correct its final position to avoid parallax errors. The co-ordinates of the target are(More)
We report the crystal structure of a class D β-lactamase, the broad spectrum enzyme OXA-10 from Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 2.0 Å resolution. There are significant differences between the overall fold observed in this structure and those of the evolutionarily related class A and class C β-lactamases. Furthermore, the structure suggests the unique, cation(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa AH, isolated in Ankara, Turkey, was highly resistant to ceftazidime (MIC, 128 microg/ml) and produced a beta-lactamase that gave a doublet of bands at pIs 8.7 and 8.9. beta-Lactamase production was transferable to P. aeruginosa PU21 by conjugation and was determined by a ca. 450-kb plasmid, pMLH54. The transconjugant and Escherichia(More)
Two extended-spectrum mutants of the class D beta-lactamase OXA-10 (PSE-2) from Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates obtained in Ankara, Turkey, were described previously and were designated OXA-11 and -14. P. aeruginosa 906 and 961, isolated at the same hospital, were highly resistant to ceftazidime (MIC >/= 128 microgram/ml) and produced a beta-lactamase with(More)
SLIDE software, which models the flexibility of protein and ligand side chains while docking, was used to screen several large databases to identify inhibitors of Brugia malayi asparaginyl-tRNA synthetase (AsnRS), a target for anti-parasitic drug design. Seven classes of compounds identified by SLIDE were confirmed as micromolar inhibitors of the enzyme.(More)
Microtubule-targeting agents are widely used for the treatment of cancer and as tool compounds to study the microtubule cytoskeleton. BAL27862 is a novel microtubule-destabilizing drug that is currently undergoing phase I clinical evaluation as the prodrug BAL101553. The drug is a potent inhibitor of tumor cell growth and shows a promising activity profile(More)
Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (AARSs) are a structurally heterogeneous family of enzymes present in prokaryotes, archaea and eukaryotes. They catalyze the attachment of tRNA to its corresponding amino acid via an aminoacyl adenylate intermediate. Errors in protein synthesis will occur if an incorrect amino acid is attached to the tRNA. To prevent such errors,(More)