Isabelle Sasaki

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From Escherichia coli strain c, made F+ by infection with the sex factor F normally carried by E. coli strain K-12, several Hfr ('high frequency of recombination ') strains were derived. Among these, four were found which exhibited a defective growth pattern on minimal media a t 37". Reversion to the F+ state was accompanied by re-establishment of normal(More)
It is estimated that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) strikes 5% of people over the age of 65. In Western countries, this number was 15% in the mid 1990s and is estimated to exceed 20% in 2020. The increasing number of AD victims expected in the near future will place the healthcare system under increasing pressure. To date there is no disease-modifying therapy(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)
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)
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)
The ruthenium bis(bipyridine) sulfoxide complexes Ru-1 and Ru-2 exhibit high catalytic activity for epoxidation of unfunctionalized olefins in the presence of [bis(acetoxy)iodo]benzene; with the chiral catalyst, Ru-2, asymmetric induction up to 94% was observed for beta-methylstyrene.
CV1 and A549 cells were grown in the presence of64Cu porphyric complex,64CuCl2, or67CuCl2. 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 of64Cu and67Cu. The results obtained have shown that(More)
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)
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)