Luciano Clary

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The release of encapsulated carboxyfluorescein (CF) from liposomes made from various fluorinated amido-connected double-chain phosphocholines and their membrane permeability have been investigated at 37 degrees C in buffer and in human serum. These fluorinated membranes and liposomes display lower permeability coefficients and are able to retain more(More)
The specific chemical modification by N-ethylmaleimide of a cysteine residue at pH 5.0 in porcine heart mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase (L-malate:NAD+ oxidoreductase, EC has been shown to result in an enzymatically inactive, monomeric product, which does not reassociate at pH 7.5 to yield the native dimer. In this report, an investigation of(More)
The fabrication of highly monodisperse silica coated Au NPs by the microemulsion approach and the selection of the nanostructure morphology have been described. Several experimental conditions, synthetic parameters and post-preparative strategies such as reaction time, precursor concentration, size selection techniques and NP surface treatments have been(More)
Galactosylceramide (GalCer) is an alternative receptor allowing HIV-1 entry into CD4(-)/GalCer(+) cells. This glycosphingolipid recognizes the V3 loop of HIV gp120, which plays a key role in the fusion of the HIV envelope and cellular membrane. To inhibit HIV uptake and infection, we designed and synthesized analogs of GalCer. These amphiphiles and(More)
This paper describes the morphological characterization, by freeze-fracture electron microscopy, and the thermotropic phase behavior, by differential scanning calorimetry and/or X-ray scattering, of aqueous dispersions of various hydroxylated and galactosylated double-chain amphiphiles and bolaamphiphiles, several of them containing one or two hydrophobic(More)
The permeability to the H+/Na+ exchange of fluorinated phospholipid-based membranes has been evaluated by measuring the dissipation rate of a liposomal transmembrane pH gradient in the presence of Na+. The fluorinated liposomes are made from fluorocarbon/hydrocarbon or fluorocarbon/fluorocarbon double-chain ether-connected glycerophosphocholines or(More)
Two data reduction methods that can be used to calculate formation constants for nucleotide-cation complexes are described. Both methods are used to analyze data obtained by an anion-exchange resin method, and either method can improve the accuracy of the calculated formation constants by more than 50%. The key to this significant improvement in accuracy is(More)
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