Laurent Wentzinger

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Cyclic nucleotide-specific phosphodiesterases (PDEs) have come into focus as interesting potential targets for PDE inhibitor-based anti-parasitic drugs. Genomes of the various agents of human malaria, most notably Plasmodium falciparum, all contain four genes for class 1 PDEs. The catalytic domains of these enzymes are closely related to those of the 11(More)
Plant isoprenoids represent a large group of compounds with a wide range of physiological functions. In the cytosol, isoprenoids are synthesized via the classical acetate/mevalonate pathway. In this pathway, farnesyl diphosphate (FPP) occupies a central position, from which isoprene units are dispatched to the different classes of isoprenoids, with sterols(More)
Exopolyphosphatases and pyrophosphatases play important but still incompletely understood roles in energy metabolism, and also in other aspects of cell biology such as osmoregulation or signal transduction. Earlier work has suggested that a human exopolyphosphatase, Prune, might exhibit cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase activity. The kinetoplastida, a(More)
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