Hassan Oulyadi

Learn More
The octadecaneuropeptide (ODN; QATVGDVNTDRPGLLDLK) and its C-terminal octapeptide (OP; RPGLLDLK), which exert anxiogenic activity, have been previously shown to increase intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) in cultured rat astrocytes through activation of a metabotropic receptor positively coupled to phospholipase C. It has also been found that the(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)
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)
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)
Secretoneurin is a 33-amino-acid polypeptide generated by proteolytic cleavage of secretogranin II at paired dibasic sequences. It has recently been shown that secretoneurin exerts biological activities such as stimulation of dopamine release from striatal neurons and activation of monocyte migration, suggesting that the peptide may modulate both(More)
Urotensin-II (U-II) and urotensin-II-related peptide (URP) are potent vasoconstrictors, and this action is mediated through a G protein-coupled receptor identified as UT. This receptor is expressed abundantly in the mammalian cardiovasculature, and the effects of U-II and URP can be blocked with urantide, a selective antagonist. Thus, we carried out a study(More)
The development of phenyldithioethyloxycarbonyl (Phdec) and 2-pyridyldithioethyloxycarbonyl (Pydec) protecting groups, which are thiol-labile urethanes, is described. These new disulfide-based protecting groups were introduced onto the epsilon-amino group of L-lysine; the resulting amino acid derivatives were easily converted into N alpha-Fmoc building(More)
A simple and efficient methodology for the synthesis of a small library of substituted indolizines with different degrees of saturation starting from the racemic 2-formyl-1,4-DHP reagent was described. The large synthetic possibilities of this reagent as well as of its Knoevenagel corresponding 2-dicyanovinyl-1,4-DHP reagent were investigated using four(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)