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Soil is a complex environment considered as one of the main reservoirs of microbial diversity. However, the inability to cultivate most soil bacteria hampered fundamental attempts to determine the diversity of the prokaryotic world and limited its industrial exploitation. In the last 20 years, new methods have been developed to overcome these limitations(More)
The metagenomic approach provides direct access to diverse unexplored genomes, especially from uncultivated bacteria in a given environment. This diversity can conceal many new biosynthetic pathways. Type I polyketide synthases (PKSI) are modular enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of many natural products of industrial interest. Among the PKSI domains,(More)
Rhenium triscarbonyl complexes fac-[Re(CO)3 (N^N)] with appropriate ancillary N^N ligands are relevant for fluorescent bio-imaging. Recently, we have shown that [Re(CO)3 ] cores can also be efficiently mapped inside cells using their IR signature and that they can thus be used in a bimodal approach. To describe them we have coined the term SCoMPIs for(More)
A novel platinum-quinacridine hybrid, comprising a monofunctional Pt moiety and a G-quadruplex ligand (mono-para-quinacridine or MPQ), has been synthesized and shown to interact with quadruplex DNA via a dual noncovalent/covalent binding mode. Denaturing gel electrophoresis was used to separate the various platination products of 22AG (an oligonucleotide(More)
A family of terpyridine metallo-organic complexes has been designed and its recognition properties of G-quadruplex-DNA investigated. The series combines easy synthetic access and good affinity-selectivity ratio for quadruplex-DNA. Our study also highlights that the geometry of the metal center strongly governs the ability of the compounds to discriminate(More)
The increasing resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to the most commonly used antimalarial drugs makes it necessary to identify new therapeutic targets. The telomeres of the parasite could constitute an attractive target. They are composed of repetitions of a degenerate motif ((5')GGGTTYA(3'), where Y is T or C), different from the human one(More)
We report the synthesis of two new series of triangular aromatic platforms, either with three aminoalkyl side chains (triazatrinaphthylene series, TrisK: six compounds), or without side chains (triazoniatrinaphthylene, TrisQ). The quadruplex-DNA binding behavior of the two series, which differ essentially by the localization of the cationic charges, was(More)
Two star-shaped triazatrinaphthylene (TrisK) derivatives form highly-organized nanoporous honeycomb networks when adsorbed at the n-tetradecane/HOPG interface. STM reveals that replacing three H-atoms by three Cl-atoms in the chemical structure of the TrisK skeleton results in locking the free-rotation of the guest molecules inside the pore of the host(More)
The present article reports on the platination of the human telomeric G-quadruplex by three Pt-terpyridine complexes. It is shown that extension of the aromatic surface of the terpyridine moiety surrounding the platinum atom influences both the binding affinity and the platination activity. Remarkably, the most strongly bound complex Pt-ttpy coordinates(More)
A genetically encodable paramagnetic spin-label capable of self-assembly from naturally available components would offer a means for studying the in-cell structure and interactions of a protein by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). Here, we demonstrate pulse electron-electron double resonance (DEER) measurements on spin-labels consisting of Mn(II) ions(More)