Jerome Thierry

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The degradation of N-Ac-Ser-Asp-Lys-Pro (AcSDKP), a negative regulator controlling the proliferation of the haematopoietic stem cell, by enzymes present in human plasma, has been investigated. Radiolabelled AcSD[4-3H]KP ([3H]AcSDKP, 1 mM) was completely metabolized in human plasma with a half-life of 80 min, leading exclusively to the formation of(More)
High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) have been associated to the development of cervical and some other human cancers. Most of them express E6 and E7 oncoproteins, able to bind to p53 and retinoblastoma (pRb) tumor suppressor proteins respectively and neutralize their function. Restoration of these pathways by blocking E6 and E7 expression would provide(More)
The tetrapeptide Acetyl-N-Ser-Asp-Lys-Pro (AcSDKP), an inhibitor of hematopoietic stem cell proliferation, is known to reduce in vivo the damage resulting from treatment with chemotherapeutic agents or ionizing radiation on the stem cell compartment. Recently, AcSDKP has been shown to be a physiological substrate of the N-active site of angiotensin(More)
The tetrapeptide N-Acetyl-Ser-Asp-Lys-Pro (AcSDKP), an inhibitor of haematopoietic stem cell proliferation, reduces in vivo and in vitro the damage to the stem cell compartment resulting from treatment with chemotherapeutic agents or ionizing radiations. In order to provide new molecules likely to improve the myeloprotection displayed by this tetrapeptide,(More)
Two series of analogues of the tetrapeptide NAcSDKP, an inhibitor of hematopoietic stem cell proliferation, were prepared, and their enzymatic stability toward rabbit lung angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) was evaluated as well as their capacity to inhibit NAcSDKP hydrolysis by this enzyme. In the first series, each of the peptide bonds has been(More)
Analogues of NAcSerAspLysPro (AcSDKP), a natural regulator of hematopoiesis isolated from fetal calf bone marrow, were synthesized. The biological activity of these molecules were evaluated in vitro in the rosette assay, which measures the interaction between human Jurkat T-cells and sheep red blood cells. In this test, the tripeptide SerAspLys was the most(More)
D-Glucose decreases phosphate reabsorption in rat proximal tubule. It is also postulated that some amino acids interact with phosphate reabsorption. To investigate the mechanism of these interactions, phosphate, D-glucose and L-alanine transport kinetics were measured in brush border membrane vesicles isolated from superficial rat kidney cortex by the(More)
The tetrapeptide Acetyl-Ser-Asp-Lys-Pro (AcSDKP) has been shown to protect hematopoietic stem cells from the toxicity of anticancer chemotherapies. Since its pharmacological efficacy is limited by a rapid degradation by Angiotensin-I Converting Enzyme (ACE), AcSDKP analogs resistant to ACE have been synthesized. One of these compounds (AcSDKP-NH,) differs(More)
Drugs used mainly for the treatment of hypertension, such as angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, can cause pancytopenia. The underlying cause of this side effect remains unknown. In the present study, long-term bone marrow cultures (LTBMCs) were utilized to evaluate the role of captopril (D-3-mercapto-2-methylpropionyl-L-proline), one of the(More)
N-Acetyl-Ser-Asp-Lys-Pro-OH (AcSDKP-OH), a negative regulator of hematopoietic stem cell proliferation, is shown to be a physiological substrate of angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE), a zinc-dipeptidyl carboxypeptidase, involved in cardiovascular homeostasis. Recently, a study carried out on captopril-treated volunteers revealed that the kinetics of(More)
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