Sophie Bombard

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A novel platinum-quinacridine hybrid, comprising a monofunctional Pt moiety and a G-quadruplex ligand (mono-para-quinacridine or MPQ), has been synthesized and shown to interact with quadruplex DNA via a dual noncovalent/covalent binding mode. Denaturing gel electrophoresis was used to separate the various platination products of 22AG (an oligonucleotide(More)
The quadruplex structures of the human telomere sequences AG3(T2AG3)3 I and (T2AG3)4 II were investigated in the presence of Na+ and K+ ions, through the cross-linking of adenines and guanines by the cis- and trans-[Pt(NH3)2(H2O)2](NO3)2 complexes 1 and 2. The bases involved in chelation of the cis- and trans-Pt(NH3)2 moieties were identified by chemical(More)
Hexanal phenylhydrazone (1; 70:30 E:Z mixture) at micromolar concentration irreversibly inactivates soybean lipoxygenase 1 (L-1) in the presence of dioxygen. L-1 catalyzes the oxidation of 1 into its alpha-azo hydroperoxide 2 [C5H11CH(OOH)N = NC6H5]. 2 is an efficient inactivator of L-1. The aerobic reaction between 1 and L-1 follows a branched pathway(More)
A modular synthesis has been developed which allows easy and rapid attachment of one or two aminoglycoside units to a quinacridine intercalator, thereby leading to monomeric and dimeric conjugates. Melting temperature (Tm) experiments show that the tobramycin dimeric conjugate TD1 exhibits strong binding to the P6.1 element of human telomerase RNA. By(More)
Platinum complexes which are known to react preferentially with guanine (G) and adenine (A) bases of oligonucleotides can be used as tools to analyze their tertiary structures and eventually to cross-link them. However, this requires efficient methods to allow the identification and quantification of the corresponding adducts which have so far been(More)
The lymphoid enhancer-binding factor 1 (LEF-1) recognizes a double-stranded 9 base-pairs (bp) long motif in DNA which is significantly bent upon binding. This bend is centered at two destacked adenines whose geometry closely resembles that of two adjacent guanines crosslinked by the antitumor drug cisplatin. It has been proposed that cisplatin-GG crosslinks(More)
Metal ions play a key role in RNA folding and activity. Elucidating the rules that govern the binding of metal ions is therefore an essential step for better understanding the RNA functions. High-resolution data are a prerequisite for a detailed structural analysis of ion binding on RNA and, in particular, the observation of monovalent cations. Here, the(More)
A biodevice involving thiolated ssDNA and engineered cytochrome b5 linked through a cis-platine bridge is described. This original nanostructure is associated to a supported membrane through a floating anchor, thus constituting a dynamic bidimensionnal DNA capture device contrasting with the constrained geometry of currently available DNA chips.(More)
A series of bimetallic [(NHC)PtX2]2(diamine) complexes have been prepared as a new chemotype for potential anticancer agents. These complexes display an uncommon set of structural features as far as they combine two bifunctional, trans-configured platinum centers. They display cytotoxic activities in the micromolar range on many cancerous cell lines and do(More)
The folding of AG(3)(T(2)AG(3))(3) was investigated in the presence of Na(+) or K(+) ions, by using the dinuclear platinum complexes [{trans-PtCl(NH(3))(2)}(2)H(2)N(CH(2))(n)NH(2)]Cl(2) (n = 2 or 6). AG(3)(T(2)AG(3))(3) has been previously found to adopt two different quadruplex structures: the antiparallel one in a solution containing Na(+) and the(More)