Jean-Pierre Baltaze

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Original αγα tripeptides containing one β,γ-diamino acid have been synthesized and their conformation determined by extensive NMR and molecular dynamic studies. These studies revealed the presence of a C(9) hydrogen bonded turn around the β,γ-diamino acid which was stabilized by bulky side chains of the preceding residue. This turn can be considered as a(More)
Novel derivatives of the marine alkaloid bengacarboline have been synthesized. The seco derivatives 11 and 12 were evaluated for topoisomerase inhibition, DNA damages, cytotoxicity and cell cycle perturbation. The two synthetic analogs are more potent cytotoxic agents than bengacarboline and they both induce an accumulation of cells in the S phase of DNA(More)
Despite the generation of a large amount of sequence information over the last decade, more than 40% of well characterized enzymatic functions still lack associated protein sequences. Assigning protein sequences to documented biochemical functions is an interesting challenge. We illustrate here that structural genomics may be a reasonable approach in(More)
We report the use of carbon-proton heteronuclear selective refocusing 2D NMR experiments dedicated to the spectral analysis of enantiomers dissolved in weakly ordering chiral liquid crystalline solvents. The method permits the extraction of carbon-proton residual dipolar couplings for each enantiomer from a complex or unresolved proton-coupled 13C spectral(More)
Pure organic molecules exhibiting a suitable concave rigid shape are expected to give porous glasses in the solid state. Such a feature opens new opportunities to avoid crystallization and to improve molecular solubility in relation to the high internal energy of these solid phases. To quantitatively explore the latter strategy, a series of rigid(More)
A series of three short oligomers (di-, tri-, and tetramers) of cis-2-(aminomethyl)cyclobutane carboxylic acid, a γ-amino acid featuring a cyclobutane ring constraint, were prepared, and their conformational behavior was examined spectroscopically and by molecular modeling. In dilute solutions, these peptides showed a number of low-energy conformers,(More)
In the present work we describe the synthesis and study of a RuII-FeII chromophore-catalyst assembly designed to perform the light-induced activation of an iron bound water molecule and subsequent photo-driven oxidation of a substrate. Using a series of spectroscopic techniques, we demonstrate that excitation of the chromophore unit with 450 nm light, in(More)
Indium-mediated alkynylation reaction was studied for the direct preparation of C-glycosides. Easily available starting sugar derivatives with an acetyl group at the anomeric position were tested as electrophiles toward alkynylindium reagents under Barbier conditions. Good yields and stereoselectivities were observed during the reaction. The alkynylation(More)
A new sesquiterpene lactone, 7alpha,10alpha-epoxy-1alpha(H),5alpha(H)-guaia-3,11(13)-dien-8alpha,12-olide, was isolated from the leaves of Hedyosmum arborescens. The structure of this unusual 7,10-epoxy-guaianolide was determined by spectroscopic methods, particularly one- and two-dimensional 1H and 13C NMR.
We report the synthesis, characterization, and solution chemistry of a series of new Fe(II) complexes based on the tetradentate ligand N-methyl-N,N'-bis(2-pyridyl-methyl)-1,2-diaminoethane or the pentadentate ones N,N',N'-tris(2-pyridyl-methyl)-1,2-diaminoethane and N,N',N'-tris(2-pyridyl-methyl)-1,3-diaminopropane, modified by propynyl or(More)