J. A. Fehrentz

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Beta-dystroglycan is expressed in a wide variety of tissues and has generally been reported with an Mr of 43 kDa, sometimes accompanied with a 31 kDa protein assumed to be a truncated product. This molecule was recently identified as the anomalous beta-dystroglycan expressed in various carcinoma cell lines. We produced and characterized a G5 polyclonal(More)
Some of the chemistry of amino acids going on in our laboratory (Laboratoire des Amino acides Peptides et Protéines) is described as well as some mass spectrometry methodology for their characterization particularly on solid supports. Several aspects are presented including: (i) the stereoselective synthesis of natural and unnatural amino acids using(More)
BACKGROUND As model system, a solid-tumor patient-derived xenograft (PDX) model characterized by high peptide receptor expression and histological tissue homogeneity was used to study radiopeptide targeting. In this solid-tumor model, high tumor uptake of targeting peptides was expected. However, in vivo SPECT images showed substantial heterogeneous(More)
Starting from EP 51389, a potent growth hormone secretagogue (GHS), a new series of GHS has been designed, synthesized and tested. This series was built on a gem-diamino moiety and a structure activity relationship study was performed including N-methylation of the amide bonds. Some analogues exhibited more powerful activity than Hexarelin, they were(More)
An easy synthesis of N-protected amino acid esters, including tert-butyl esters, is described by the use of urethane N-protected carboxyanhydrides (UNCAs). Treating UNCAs with tert-butanol in the presence of potassium bicarbonate at 45°C yielded the corresponding N-protected amino acid tert-butyl esters in a very simple way. Benzyloxycarbonyl and(More)
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