Patrick Favetta

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Drug repositioning strategy is an interesting approach for pharmaceutical companies; especially to increase their productivity. SELNERGY(tm) is a reverse docking based-program able to virtually screen thousands of compounds on more than 2000 3D biological targets. This program was successfully applied to tofisopam and revealed that the isomers of tofisopam(More)
Enzymatically digested oligosaccharides of kappa-, iota- and hybrid iota/nu-carrageenans were analysed using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry in the negative-ion mode. nor-Harmane was used as matrix. Depending on the stock concentration and the laser intensity applied, the oligosaccharides exhibited losses of(More)
An on-line liquid chromatography electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (MS) method was developed for the characterization of polymers of kappa- (extracted from Kappaphycus alvarezii), iota-, and hybrid iota-/nu-carrageenans (both extracted from Eucheuma denticulatum) enzymatically digested with specific carrageenase enzymes. Applying either CID MS/MS or(More)
Carbohydrate-protein linkage region of proteoglycans is a key oligosaccharide structure because their sulphated and/or phosphorylated analogues control the biosynthesis of glucosaminoglycans or galactosaminoglycans. Therefore, synthesised sulphated and/or phosphorylated analogues were characterised by tandem mass spectrometry in the negative-ion mode.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to synthesize a novel glucosamine-imprinted sorbent based on ionic and non-covalent dual approach to purify glucosamine from chicory root extracts. METHODS The synthesis of the molecularly imprinted polymer was optimized in terms of choice of monomers, porogen, cross-linker and initiator to have the best(More)
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and actual analytical techniques are restrictive in detecting it. Thus, there is still a challenge, as well as a need, for the development of quantitative non-invasive tools for the diagnosis of cancers and the follow-up care of patients. We introduce first the overall interest of electronic nose or tongue for(More)
Enzymatically digested oligo-iota-carrageenans were separated with liquid chromatography, coupled to evaporative light scattering detection. As expected, compared to oligo-kappa-carrageenans, the additional sulphate group in the neocarrabiose unit of iota-carrageenans significantly modified the separation mechanisms on ion-exchange chromatography, porous(More)
A new methylated beta-cyclodextrin with a low degree of substitution was characterized by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with evaporative light scattering detection. Using alpha-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid as the matrix and the thin layer method(More)
Enzymatically digested oligosaccharides of kappa-carrageenans were separated on a porous graphitic carbon (PGC) column and characterised on-line by electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). Two different developing ions were applied. Among them ammonium hydrogencarbonate showed more eluting power as it should on normal anion-exchange stationary(More)
Oligo-kappa-carrageenans participate as elicitors in the cell-cell recognition process in marine plants. Analytical methods can be usefully applied to gain insight into the biochemistry of these biological processes. Therefore, enzymatically digested oligomers of kappa-carrageenans have been separated and isolated on a Spherisorb ODS1 (250 x 4 mm i.d.,(More)