Nathalie Berthet

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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)
A series of tetravalent glycocyclopeptides functionalized with GlcNAc was synthesized using copper(i)-catalysed alkyne-azide cycloaddition, oxime ligation and thiol-ene coupling. The binding ability of these compounds towards wheat germ agglutinin was studied by a competitive ELLA test and ITC experiments. While all compounds were able to inhibit WGA(More)
The in vitro antifungal activity of albendazole, a benzimidazole widely used as an antihelmintic drug in humans, was investigated and assessed for its activity against Aspergillus spp. Forty-eight isolates, representing the most frequent species found in human pathology [Aspergillus fumigatus (n = 27), Aspergillus flavus (n = 10), Aspergillus terreus (n =(More)
A new series of 64-valent glycodendrimers was prepared in excellent yield and purity using a divergent and iterative strategy based on oxime ligation. Enzyme-linked lectin assays revealed the first nanomolar inhibitor for the fucose-specific lectin isolated from Ulex europaeus.
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)
The synthesis of glycodendrimers remains a challenging task. In this paper we propose a protocol based on both oxime ligation (OL) to combine cyclopeptide repeating units as the dendritic core and the copper(i)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) to conjugate peripheral α and β propargylated GalNAc. By contrast with the oxime-based iterative(More)
Copper(II) complexes 1(2+)-6 of a series of tripodal ligands involving a N3O donor set, namely 2-[(bis-pyridin-2-ylmethyl-amino)-methyl]-4-methoxy-phenol (1L), 2-tert-butyl-4-methoxy-6-[bis-pyridin-2-ylmethyl-amino)-methyl]-phenol (2L), 2-tert-butyl-4-methoxy-6-{[(2-pyridin-2-yl-ethyl)-pyridin-2-ylmethyl-amino]-methyl}-phenol (3L),(More)
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)
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