Hassan Oulyadi

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Urotensin II (UII) has been described as the most potent vasoconstrictor peptide and recognized as the endogenous ligand of the orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPR14. Recently, a UII-related peptide (URP) has been isolated from the rat brain and its sequence has been established as H-Ala-Cys-Phe-Trp-Lys-Tyr-Cys-Val-OH. In order to study the(More)
Urotensin II (U-II) and urotensin II-related peptide (URP) are the endogenous ligands for the orphan G-protein-coupled receptor GPR14 now renamed UT. At the periphery, U-II and/or URP exert a wide range of biological effects on cardiovascular tissues, airway smooth muscles, kidney and endocrine glands, while central administration of U-II elicits various(More)
A novel hypothalamic neuropeptide of the RFamide family, comprising 26 amino acids residues and thus termed 26RFa, has been recently characterized in human, and was found to be the endogenous ligand for the orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPR103. Intracerebroventricular injection of 26RFa provokes a robust increase in food intake in rodents. In the(More)
With the aim to find new protein-protein inhibitors, a three part methodology was applied to oligophenylpyridines. Theoretical ring twist angle predictions have been validated by X-ray diffraction and molecular dynamics simulations with NMR constraints. Careful choice of substituent and nitrogen positions in oligophenylpyridyl foldamer units opens the way(More)
Protein-protein interactions are central to many biological processes, from intracellular communication to cytoskeleton assembly, and therefore represent an important class of targets for new therapeutics. The most common secondary structure in natural proteins is an α-helix. Small molecules seem to be attractive candidates for stabilizing or disrupting(More)
Urotensin-II (U-II) is a vasoactive hormone that acts through a G-protein-coupled receptor named UT. Recently, we have shown, using the surface plasmon resonance technology that human U-II (hU-II) interacts with the hUT(281-300) fragment, a segment containing the extracellular loop III (EC-III) and short extensions of the transmembrane domains VI and VII(More)
Starting from nonpeptide agonists and antagonists of human urotensin-II (hU-II), several pharmacophores were designed and compared to the structure of hU-II. NMR and dynamic studies were realized on hU-II and urotensin-II-related peptide to check the conformation flexibilities of these peptides and the relationships between their potential 3D structures and(More)
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