Laurent Ettouati

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The synthesis of 2-methyl-5-amino-4-oxo-3-sulfonyl esters, potential precursors of XaaΨ[COCH2]Ala, XaaΨ[E-CH=CH]Ala and XaaΨ[CH2CH2]Ala pseudodipeptides, has been investigated by alkylation of aminoacid-derived β-ketosulfones with ethyl 2-bromo- or 2-triflyloxypropionate in different basic conditions. Yields in 2-methyl-5-amino-4-oxo-3-sulfonyl esters are(More)
N(α)-Boc-l-Asp(OBn)-l-Lys(Z)-OtBu (reversin 121, 1), an inhibitor of the P-gp ABC transporter, was used to conceive compounds inhibiting the drug efflux occurring through the Hoechst 33342 and daunorubicin transport sites of P-gp, respectively H and R sites. Replacement of the aspartyl residue by trans-4-hydroxy-l-proline (4(R)Hyp) gave compounds 11 and 15(More)
MHC-II molecules bind a single peptide in their groove. Here, the authors summarise evidence that a second peptide could bind transiently to MHC-II molecules outside the groove and have an allosteric effect on peptide-MHC-II complex formation. This effect could modulate, after the antigen processing, the selection of the peptide subset presented by MHC-II(More)
Several aminomethylene analogs and a ketomethylene analog of reversins were synthesized in order to evaluate their ability to inhibit P-glycoprotein-mediated drug efflux in K562/R7 human leukemic cells overexpressing P-glycoprotein. These analogs retained good activity compared to cyclosporin A and the original reversins.
Due to their system of annulated 6-5-5-6-membered rings, indenoindoles have sparked great interest for the design of ATP-competitive inhibitors of human CK2. In the present study, we prepared twenty-one indeno[1,2-b]indole derivatives, all of which were tested in vitro on human CK2. The indenoindolones 5a and 5b inhibited human CK2 with an IC50 of 0.17 and(More)
To probe the interactions between major histocompatibility class-II molecules and the amide bonds of the antigenic peptide main chain, we synthesized ethylenic and reduced analogues of HEL(52-61), an immunogenic peptide for murine major histocompatibility class-II IA k restricted T-cell clones. The synthesis of the corresponding ethylenic analogue of(More)
Quinones and quinones-like compounds are potential candidates for the inhibition of CDC25 phosphatases. The combination of MALDI-MS analyses and biological studies was used to develop a rapid screening of a targeted library of indeno[1,2-b]indoloquinone derivatives. The screening protocol using MALDI-TOFMS and MALDI-FTICRMS highlighted four new promising(More)
A rapid and versatile synthesis of 2-monosubstituted monosuccinates and their bimolecular anhydrides is described. The reaction of these anhydrides with N-Fmoc-protected dipeptides under the modified Dakin–West reaction affords mainly the corresponding 5-succinyloxyoxazoles.
A bound conformation of the antigenic decapeptide hen egg lysozyme HEL[52-61] associated to the mouse MHC class II (MHC II) I-Ak was modeled by homology with the three-dimensional structure of hemagglutinin HA[306-318]-HLA-DR1 complex. HEL peptide Tyr53 could not be aligned with the HA peptide Tyr308 because this resulted in a buried Tyr53 side chain within(More)