Hugo Poirier

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Previous evidence has implicated E prostanoid receptor 4 (EP4) in mechanical hyperalgesia induced by subplantar inflammation. However, its role in chronic arthritis remains to be further defined because previous attempts have generated two conflicting lines of evidence, with one showing a marked reduction of arthritis induced by a collagen antibody in mice(More)
The microbial polysaccharide HS-142-1 has been documented as an antagonist of natriuretic peptides. It inhibits activation and peptide binding to both guanylate receptors natriuretic peptide receptor (NPR)-A and NPR-B, but has no effect on the non-cyclase receptor NPR-C. At first sight the effect of HS-142-1 on peptide binding appears to be surmountable,(More)
Methylmercury (MeHg) increases mercury (Hg) toxicity and is biomagnified in the trophic chain contaminating riverine Amazon populations. Freshwater macrophyte roots are a main site of Hg methylation in different Brazilian environments. Paspalum repens periphyton was sampled in four floodplain lakes during the dry, rainy and wet seasons for measurement of(More)
Osteomyelitis is an infection located in bone and a notoriously difficult disease to manage, requiring frequent and heavy doses of systemically administered antibiotics. Targeting antibiotics to the bone after systemic administration may provide both greater efficacy of treatment and less frequent administration. By taking advantage of the affinity of the(More)
Osteomyelitis is a difficult to treat bacterial infection of the bone. Delivering antibacterial agents to the bone may overcome the difficulties in treating this illness by effectively concentrating the antibiotic at the site of infection and by limiting the toxicity that may result from systemic exposure to the large doses conventionally used. Using(More)
1. Prediction of biliary excretion is a challenge due to the lack of in vitro assays. Our laboratory previously demonstrated a highly significant correlation between in vitro IC50 values against mrp2 using rat canalicular liver plasma membrane vesicles and in vivo biliary excretion (Colombo et al., 2012). This study explores the possibility of predicting in(More)
The preparation and biological evaluation of 5-substituted-6-hydroxy-2-(anilino)pyrimidinones as a new class of DNA polymerase IIIC inhibitors, required for the replication of chromosomal DNA in Gram-positive bacteria, are described. These new dGTP competitive inhibitors displayed good levels of in vitro inhibition and antibacterial activity against(More)
Microsomal prostaglandin E(2) synthase (mPGES-1) represents a potential target for novel analgesic and anti-inflammatory agents. High-throughput screening identified several leads of mPGES-1 inhibitors which were further optimized for potency and selectivity. A series of inhibitors bearing a biaryl imidazole scaffold exhibits excellent inhibition of PGE(2)(More)
INTRODUCTION Biliary excretion can modulate the pharmacokinetic profile of drug candidates, and may represent a liability for drug-drug interactions. This study proposes a strategy to reduce biliary clearance using the efflux ratio in Caco-2 cells in parallel to an abbreviated pharmacokinetic study in bile duct-cannulated rats (BDC). METHODS Apical to(More)
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