Jacques Renault

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The effects of several N-sulfonyl-polyamines, including N1-dansyl-spermine (N1-DnsSpm) and N1-(n-octanesulfonyl)-spermine (N1-OsSpm), were studied at recombinant N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes. N1-DnsSpm and N1-OsSpm inhibited NMDA receptors and were approximately 1000-fold more potent than spermine in oocytes(More)
Given a semigroup of surjective local homeomorphisms on a compact space X we consider the corresponding semigroup of *-endomorphisms on C(X) and discuss the possibility of extending it to an interaction group, a concept recently introduced by the first named author. We may also define a transformation groupoid whose C*-algebra turns out to be isomorphic to(More)
Site-selective scission of ribonucleic acids (RNAs) has attracted considerable interest, since RNA is an intermediate in gene expression and the genetic material of many pathogenic viruses. Polyamine-imidazole conjugates for site-selective RNA scission, without free imidazole, were synthesized and tested on yeast phenylalanine transfer RNA. These molecules(More)
The potential polyamine antagonist action of N1-dansyl-spermine (a potent NMDA antagonist) was assessed in two in vivo mouse models of polyamine action. Co-administration of N1-dansyl-spermine (2-10 microg, i.c.v.) with spermine (100 microg, i.c.v.) resulted in a dose-dependent antagonism of the spermine-induced CNS excitation (body tremor and fatal tonic(More)
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