Sébastien Charon

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The nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) are ligand-gated ion channels involved in cognitive processes and are associated with brain disorders which makes them interesting drug targets. This article presents a general overview of the receptor to introduce the α7 nAChR as a drug target. The advances in understanding of the structure/function properties(More)
GABA(A) receptors are the major inhibitory neurotransmitter receptors in the brain. Some of them are targets of benzodiazepines that are widely used in clinical practice for their sedative/hypnotic, anxiolytic, muscle relaxant and anticonvulsant effects. In order to rationally separate these different drug actions, we need to understand the interaction of(More)
A pi-extended [2-(2-nitrophenyl)propoxy]carbonyl (NPPOC) derivative has been prepared as an efficient UV and near-IR photolabile protecting group for glutamate. This glutamate cage compound exhibits efficient photorelease upon one-photon excitation (epsilonPhi=990 M(-1) cm(-1) at 315 nm). In addition, it also shows efficient photorelease in activation of(More)
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