Nadia Boubekeur

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We have recently reported that cytostatic concentrations of the microsomal antiestrogen-binding site (AEBS) ligands, such as PBPE (N-pyrrolidino-(phenylmethyphenoxy)-ethanamine,HCl) and tamoxifen, induced differentiation characteristics in breast cancer cells through the accumulation of post-lanosterol intermediates of cholesterol biosynthesis. We show here(More)
OBJECTIVE CER-001 is a novel engineered HDL-mimetic comprised of recombinant human apoA-I and phospholipids that was designed to mimic the beneficial properties of nascent pre-β HDL. In this study, we have evaluated the capacity of CER-001 to perform reverse lipid transport in single dose studies as well as to regress atherosclerosis in LDLr(-/-) mice after(More)
OBJECTIVE CER-001 is a novel engineered HDL-mimetic comprised of recombinant human apoA-I and charged phospholipids that was designed to mimic the beneficial properties of nascent pre-ß HDL. In this study, we have evaluated the dose-dependent regulation of ABCA1 expression in vitro and in vivo in the presence of CER-001 and native HDL (HDL3). METHODS AND(More)
The microsomal antiestrogen-binding site (AEBS) is a high-affinity membranous binding site for the antitumor drug tamoxifen that selectively binds diphenylmethane derivatives of tamoxifen such as PBPE and mediates their antiproliferative properties. The AEBS is a hetero-oligomeric complex consisting of 3beta-hydroxysterol-Delta8-Delta7-isomerase and(More)
We have shown recently that estrogen receptor (ER) ligands share a diphenyl ethane pharmacophore with Sah 58-035 [3-[decyldimethylsilyl]-N-[2-(4-methylphenyl)-1-phenylethyl]-propanamide], a prototypical inhibitor of the acyl-cholesterolacyl-transferase (ACAT), which enabled us to establish that ER ligands were potent inhibitors of ACAT and blocked the(More)
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is known to protect against atherosclerosis by promoting the reverse cholesterol transport. A new pathway for the regulation of HDL-cholesterol (HDL-c) removal involving F1-ATPase and P2Y13 receptor (P2Y13R) was described in vitro, and recently in mice. However, the physiological role of F1-ATPase/P2Y13R pathway in the(More)
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, which is mainly due to its high risk of metastatic dissemination. One critical point of this process is the ability of cancer cells to detach from the primary tumor and migrate through the extracellular matrix; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms are not yet(More)
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