Sophie Bombard

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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)
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)
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 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)
The present article reports on the platination of the human telomeric G-quadruplex by three Pt-terpyridine complexes. It is shown that extension of the aromatic surface of the terpyridine moiety surrounding the platinum atom influences both the binding affinity and the platination activity. Remarkably, the most strongly bound complex Pt-ttpy coordinates(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)
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)
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 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)