Pierre Deslongchamps

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We have examined the effects of a number of derivatives of ryanodine on K+ conduction in the Ca2+ release channel purified from sheep cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). In a fashion comparable to that of ryanodine, the addition of nanomolar to micromolar quantities to the cytoplasmic face (the exact amount depending on the derivative) causes the channel(More)
Comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) was used to analyze the relationship between the structure of a group of ryanoids and the modulation of the calcium channel function of the ryanodine receptor. The conductance properties of ryanodine receptors purified from sheep heart were measured using the planar, lipid bilayer technique. The magnitude of the(More)
Translation is regulated predominantly at the initiation phase by several signal transduction pathways that are often usurped in human cancers, including the PI3K/Akt/mTOR axis. mTOR exerts unique administration over translation by regulating assembly of eukaryotic initiation factor (eIF) 4F, a heterotrimeric complex responsible for recruiting 40S ribosomes(More)
Ryanodine binds to specific membrane proteins, altering the calcium permeability of intracellular membranes. In this study 19 ryanoids were isolated or synthesized and the structures correlated to the strength of binding to vertebrate skeletal muscle ryanodine receptors. Global minima were determined by employment of molecular mechanics and dynamics(More)
The 8-epiaphidicolane skeleton (3) was formed in one key reaction by highly diastereoselective tandem transannular Diels-Alder (TADA)-aldol reactions from the trans-trans-cis trienic macrocycle (4). The unnatural derivative (11R)-(-)-8-epi-11-hydroxyaphidicolin (2) was thus constructed, and an original solution to the C16 functionalization problem of many(More)
When phenyl tri-O-benzyl-1-thio-beta-D-galactopyranosiduronic acid esters were coupled with a 1/1 mixture of alpha and beta 2,3 di-O-protected D-galactopyranosiduronic acid esters, the beta-anomer proved to be more reactive. Data from theoretical calculations suggested that the enhanced reactivity of this anomer compared with the alpha one would be due to a(More)
An efficient synthesis of hippuristanol (1), a marine-derived highly potent antiproliferative steroidal natural product, and nine closely related analogues has been accomplished from the commercially available hydrocortisone utilizing Hg(II)-catalyzed spiroketalization of 3-alkyne-1,7-diol motif as a key strategy. This practical synthetic sequence furnished(More)