Jean-Pierre H Perchellet

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ATF4 is a pro-oncogenic transcription factor whose translation is activated by eIF2 phosphorylation through delayed re-initiation involving two uORFs in the mRNA leader. However, in yeast, the effect of eIF2 phosphorylation can be mimicked by eIF5 overexpression, which turns eIF5 into translational inhibitor, thereby promoting translation of GCN4, the yeast(More)
Synthetic analogs of 1,4-anthraquinone (AQ code number), a compound that mimics the antiproliferative effects of daunorubicin (daunomycin) in the nanomolar range in vitro but has the advantage of blocking nucleoside transport and retaining its efficacy in multidrug-resistant tumor cells, were tested for their ability to induce apoptosis in the HL-60 cell(More)
A class of substituted 1H,7H-5a,6,8,9-tetrahydro-1-oxopyrano[4,3-b][1]benzopyrans (tricyclic pyrones; TPs) was synthesized from a one-pot condensation reaction of 6-substituted 4-hydroxy-2-pyrones and cyclohexenecarboxaldehydes. The reaction involves a 6pi-electrocyclic ring closing process, and stereo- and regioselectivities were examined.(More)
Since synthetic analogs of 1,4-anthraquinone (AQ code number), such as AQ8, AQ9 and AQ10, can trigger cytochrome c release without caspase activation and retain their ability to induce apoptosis in multidrug-resistant (MDR) tumor cells, fluorescent probes of transmembrane potential have been used to determine whether these anti-tumor compounds might(More)
Pilot-scale libraries of eight-membered medium ring lactams (MRLs) and related tricyclic compounds (either seven-membered lactams, thiolactams or amines) were screened for their ability to inhibit the catalytic activity of human recombinant 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase in vitro. A dozen of the synthetic compounds mimic the(More)
BACKGROUND Synthetic pyranoxanthenones, pyranothioxanthenones and their pyrazole-fused derivatives, which bind to DNA, block the G2 + M-phases of the cell cycle and inhibit the proliferation of ascitic and solid tumor cell lines in vitro, were tested for their ability to induce apoptosis in the HL-60 cell system. MATERIALS AND METHODS Various markers of(More)
BACKGROUND Synthetic 6,7-annulated-4-substituted indole compounds, which elicit interesting antitumor effects in murine L1210 leukemia cells, were tested for their ability to inhibit human HL-60 tumor cell proliferation, disrupt mitosis and cytokinesis, and interfere with tubulin and actin polymerization in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS Various markers of(More)
A series of 1,4-diaryl tetrazol-5-ones were synthesized by copper mediated N-arylation of 1-phenyl-1H-tetrazol-5(4H)-one with aryl boronic acids, o-R(1)C(6)H(4)B(OH)(2) where R(1)=H, OMe, Cl, CF(3), Br, CCH. The 1,4-diaryl tetrazol-5-ones substituted with OMe, Cl, CF(3), Br underwent thionation with Lawesson's reagent to yield the corresponding 5-thio(More)
We have prepared a novel speculative eight-membered lactam demonstration library based on the skeletal structure of the potent antitumor marine natural product octalactin A. The basic scaffold was readily constructed in a convergent fashion via ring-closing metathesis chemistry from the corresponding diene amides. A cursory examination of the biological(More)