Gloria R. Dubuc

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Shock due to Gram-negative bacterial sepsis is a consequence of acute inflammatory response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or endotoxin released from bacteria. LPS is a major constituent of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, and its terminal disaccharide phospholipid (lipid A) portion contains the key structural features responsible for toxic(More)
Circulating leptin decreases during fasting in rodents and humans; however, the mechanism of the decrease is unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between decrements of serum leptin concentrations and changes of hormonal (insulin and cortisol) and metabolic (glucose, ketones, and fatty acids) parameters involved in the metabolic(More)
A novel scaffold system for the generation of diversity libraries has been designed which allows for rapid modification not only of functional groups, but their spatial arrangements as well. The biphenyl scaffold allows for display of three or four diverse functional groups in a wide variety of spatial arrangements depending on the substitution pattern(More)
Lipid As from non-toxic bacteria such as Rhodobacter capsulatus and Rhodobacter sphaeroides have been shown to antagonize the immunostimulatory effects of lipid A and LPS from pathogenic bacteria. We have biologically characterized a series of synthetic LPS antagonists including the proposed structures of the lipid A and R. sphaeroides containing fatty acid(More)
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