Nathalie Berthet

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Synthetic glycoclusters and their related biological applications have stimulated increasing interest over the last decade. As a prerequisite to discovering active and selective therapeuticals, the development of multivalent glycoconjugates with diverse topologies is faced with inherent synthetic and structural characterisation difficulties. Here we(More)
Following an iterative oxime ligation procedure, cyclopeptide (R) and lysine-based dendron (D) were combined in all possible arrangements and successively functionalized with α-fucose and β-fucose to provide a new series of hexadecavalent glycosylated scaffolds (i.e., scaffolds RD16, RR16, DR16, and DD16). These compounds and smaller analogs (tetra- and(More)
The three-dimensional structural analysis of DNA undecamer 5'd(C1G2C3A4C5X6C7A8C9G10C11)3', 3'd(G22C21G20T19G18T17G16T15G14C13G12)5' duplex in which the X residue is a modified abasic site [3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydrofuran] has been performed using NOESY, DQFCOSY, TOCSY, and 31P-1H HSQC-TOCSY spectra in relation with molecular dynamics(More)
The abasic site is one of the most frequent DNA lesions generated by spontaneous or enzymatic cleavage of the N-glycosidic bond. The abasic site is also an intermediate in the nucleotide and base excision DNA repair. We examined molecules which recognize and cleave DNA at the abasic site with high efficiency. These molecules incorporate in their structure a(More)
We have prepared a series of tailor-made molecules that recognize and cleave DNA at apurinic sites in vitro. These molecules incorporate in their structure different units designed for specific function: an intercalator for DNA binding, a nucleic base for abasic site recognition and a linking chain of variable length and nature (including amino and/or amido(More)
A site-specifically modified oligonucleotide containing a single 2'-deoxyribonolactone lesion was used as a template for primer extension reactions catalyzed by M-MuLV reverse transcriptase (RT) and by the Klenow fragments of Escherichia coli DNA polymerase proficient (KF exo(+)) or deficient (KF exo(-)) in exonuclease activity. Analysis of the extension(More)
Universal DNA base analogs having photocleavable properties would be of great interest for development of new nucleic acid fragmentation tools. The photocleavable 7-nitroindole 2'-deoxyribonucleoside d(7-Ni) was previously shown to furnish a highly efficient approach to photochemically trigger DNA backbone cleavage at preselected position when inserted in a(More)
The phototriggered cleavage of chemical bonds has found numerous applications in biology, particularly in the field of gene sequencing through photoinduced DNA strand scission. However, only a small number of modified nucleosides that are able to cleave DNA at selected positions have been reported in the literature. Herein, we show that a new photoactivable(More)
Two series of multivalent octasilsesquioxane glyco- and peptido-conjugates were synthesized using the photoinduced free-radical thiol-ene coupling (TEC). The first series was obtained by coupling C-glycosylpropyl thiols and cysteine containing peptides with the known octavinyl octasilsesquioxane while the second series was obtained by reacting glycosyl(More)
We present two novel methods for the preparation of arbitrary micro-scale patterns of polymers on surfaces with pre-defined topography. While photosensitive polymers are used commonly together with optical lithography, the methods presented can be used for nonphotostructurable polymers and where spin-coating cannot be performed. As demonstrator of the(More)