Julien Boccard

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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)
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)
The screening of testosterone (T) misuse for doping control is based on the urinary steroid profile, including T, its precursors and metabolites. Modifications of individual levels and ratio between those metabolites are indicators of T misuse. In the context of screening analysis, the most discriminant criterion known to date is based on the T glucuronide(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)
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)
Detailed metabolite profiling of crude plant extracts, mandatory for both quality control and metabolomics purposes, requires high-resolution separation and sensitive detection with a reasonable sample throughput. In this respect, the use of ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC) working at high temperature (HT) and coupled to time-of-flight mass(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)
Metabolomics, which aims at the comprehensive and quantitative analysis of wide arrays of metabolites in biological samples, is playing an increasingly important role in plant science. Various biological issues have been successfully studied by this holistic approach that includes global metabolite composition assessment, mutant characterization, taxonomy,(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)
The rumen microbiota is an essential part of ruminants shaping their nutrition and health. Despite its importance, it is not fully understood how various groups of rumen microbes affect host-microbe relationships and functions. The aim of the study was to simultaneously explore the rumen microbiota and the metabolic phenotype of lambs for identifying(More)