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Our quest to identify target proteins involved in the activity of tamoxifen led to the design of photoaffinity ligand analogues of tamoxifen able to cross-link such proteins. A new tritiated photoprobe, 4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)benzophenone (MBoPE), was synthesized and used to identify proteins involved in tamoxifen binding in rat liver. MBoPE, which has(More)
Two monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), IC5 and ID5, were produced using spleen cells from BALB/c mice immunized with recombinant estrogen-receptor protein (RER). On immunoblotting, both MAbs reacted with the 67-kDa polypeptide chain obtained by transformation of E. coli and transfection of COS cells with plasmid vectors expressing ER. The epitopes of both MAbs(More)
  • R Baron, E Fourcade, +6 authors A Pradines
  • 2000
Protein isoprenylation is a lipid posttranslational modification required for the function of many proteins that share a carboxyl-terminal CAAX motif. The X residue determines which isoprenoid will be added to the cysteine. When X is a methionine or serine, the farnesyl-transferase transfers a farnesyl, and when X is a leucine or isoleucine, the(More)
The estrogen receptor (ER) in its native state appears oligomeric and can be dissociated by salt into a monomer with a mol wt of 50,000-80,000. Lower molecular weight fragments have also been observed but are considered to result from ER proteolysis by tissue proteases. Three-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats have been studied after castration, estradiol(More)
In rat uterus and human breast cancer MCF-7 cell cytosol, the antiestrogens tamoxifen (Tam) and 4-hydroxytamoxifen (OH-Tam) bind to "antiestrogen binding sites" (ABS), which do not bind estradiol (E). Demonstrated in total cytosol by binding studies with radioactive antiestrogens in the presence of a large concentration of E, ABS can be physically separated(More)
In the quest for the development of pharmacological switches that control gene expression, no system has been reported that regulates at the translational level. To permit small-molecule control of transgene translation, we have constructed a farnesyl transferase inhibitor-responsive translation initiation factor. This artificial protein is a(More)
The antiestrogen binding site (AEBS) is a membranous protein complex that has been shown to be intimately linked with the antiproliferative and antiretroviral effects of certain antiestrogenic compounds such as tamoxifen (Tx). Various specific ligands of AEBS derived from benzylphenoxy ethanamine and a new benzoyl structure were synthesized either by(More)
Several diphenylmethane derivatives have been synthesized with variable affinities for Anti-estrogen Binding Sites (ABS) but not for the estrogen receptor. Using these molecules as probes it is shown that their binding affinities for ABS correlate with their abilities to inhibit the growth of MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. In contrast they have no(More)
The reality of the atheroprotective effect of estrogens is still a matter of debate, and its unknown mechanisms could involve favorable changes in blood lipids and lipoproteins and/or direct action at the level of the arterial wall. We used the recently developed animal model of atherosclerosis constituted by apolipoprotein E-deficient mice in an attempt to(More)
Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) used for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. Tamoxifen has been reported to protect against the progression of coronary artery diseases in human and different atherosclerosis animal models by blocking the appearance of the atheromatous plaque. However, the molecular mechanism of this(More)