Isabelle Sasaki

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Photophysical and photochemical properties of a series of mononuclear and binuclear ruthenium(II) complexes of phen (phen=1,10-phenanthroline), in the absence or in the presence of calf-thymus DNA have been investigated by steady-state as well as time-resolved methods. The complexes of this series are [Ru(x)(phen)(2x)(L)](2x+) (x=1 or 2) type, where L is a(More)
The decays of 64Cu incorporated in human malignant (A549) or monkey nonmalignant (CVI) cells lead to cell death. When plotted as a function of the radioactivity introduced in the growth medium (microCi/ml at t = 0), the residual colony-forming capability decreases exponentially. The slope of the corresponding curve is steeper for A549 than for CV1 cells.(More)
Five Pt(II) complexes were tested for their ability to interfere in Cu(II) or Zn(II) coordination to the Aβ peptide. Two of them induce modifications of the Cu(II) sphere but not the associated Cu(Aβ) ROS production. In contrast, they do completely preclude Zn induced Aβ aggregation.
The 4'-(2-fluorenyl)-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine (FT) ligand and its cis(Cl,Cl)- and trans(Cl,Cl)-[Ru(II)(FT)Cl2(NO)](PF6) complexes have been synthesized. Both isomers were separated by HPLC and fully characterized by (1)H and (13)C NMR. The X-ray diffraction crystal structures were solved for FT (Pna21 space group, a = 34.960(4), b = 5.9306(7), c = 9.5911(10)(More)
Coordination of a cyclometallated Pt(II) complex (1) to an amyloid-β peptide was probed by NMR and ESI-MS. Furthermore, EPR showed that binding of 1 to the Cu(II)-amyloid-β species resulted in a reshuffling of the Cu(II) coordination sphere, which was absent or lower for the sister non cyclometallated Pt(II) complexes.
Breaking the mold: Inhibition of toxic amyloid-β (Aβ) aggregates and disruption of Cu-Aβ with subsequent redox-silencing of Cu have been considered promising strategies against Alzheimer's disease. The design and proof of concept of simple peptides containing a Cu-chelating/redox-silencing unit and an Aβ-aggregation inhibition unit (β-sheet breaker) is(More)
CV1 and A549 cells were grown in the presence of 64Cu porphyric complex, 64CuCl2, or 67CuCl2. Radioactive copper determinations were performed on whole cells and on isolated cellular DNA. 125IUdR was used to calibrate the particular extraction and purification procedures we developed because of the half-lives of 64Cu and 67Cu. The results obtained have(More)
Quaterpyridines have been demonstrated to be useful building blocks in metallo-supramolecular chemistry; however, their synthesis requires the preparation of sensitive building blocks. We present here three examples of nonsymmetric quaterpyridines that were easily obtained in yields of 70-85% by condensation of commercially available enones with(More)