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The model plant Arabidopsis thaliana was studied for the search of new metabolites involved in wound signalling. Diverse LC approaches were considered in terms of efficiency and analysis time and a 7-min gradient on a UPLC-TOF-MS system with a short column was chosen for metabolite fingerprinting. This screening step was designed to allow the comparison of(More)
Omics approaches have proven their value to provide a broad monitoring of biological systems. However, as no single analytical technique is sufficient to reveal the full biochemical content of complex biological matrices or biofluids, the fusion of information from several data sources has become a decisive issue. Omics studies generate an increasing amount(More)
A series of compounds derived from naturally occurring flavonoids and synthetic analogs have been evaluated on cell lines overexpressing the wild-type breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP/ABCG2) half-transporter. Human ABCG2-transfected cells were used for screening their inhibitory activity. Five new natural compounds obtained from Morus mesozygia Stapf(More)
A LC-MS approach is presented for the isolation of minor key plant biomarkers, in view of their characterization by NMR at the microgram scale. Due to the complexity of plant extracts, the purification of metabolites present in low concentrations is critical. The strategy used relies on the optimization of the chromatographic analysis using(More)
While metabolomics attempts to comprehensively analyse the small molecules characterising a biological system, MS has been promoted as the gold standard to study the wide chemical diversity and range of concentrations of the metabolome. On the other hand, extracting the relevant information from the overwhelming amount of data generated by modern analytical(More)
The urinary steroid profile is constituted by anabolic androgenic steroids, including testosterone and its relatives, that are extensively metabolized into phase II sulfated or glucuronidated steroids. The use of liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS) is an issue for the direct analysis of conjugated steroids, which can be used as(More)
Anti-doping authorities have high expectations of the athlete steroidal passport (ASP) for anabolic-androgenic steroids misuse detection. However, it is still limited to the monitoring of known well-established compounds and might greatly benefit from the discovery of new relevant biomarkers candidates. In this context, steroidomics opens the way to the(More)
INTRODUCTION Jasmonates are members of the oxylipin family involved in various plant regulatory processes, particularly in the response to biotic and abiotic stresses. They are present in very low amounts in wounded plants, which complicates their detection within complex plant extracts. Therefore, advanced analytical methods are needed for the profiling(More)
A series of 59 chalcones was prepared and evaluated for the antimitotic effect against K562 leukemia cells. The most active chalcones were evaluated for their antiproliferative activity against a panel of 11 human and murine cell cancer lines. We found that three chalcones were of great interest as potential antimitotic drugs. In vivo safety studies(More)
Plants respond to herbivory by reprogramming their metabolism. Most research in this context has focused on locally induced compounds that function as toxins or feeding deterrents. We developed an ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-TOF-MS)-based metabolomics approach to evaluate local and systemic(More)