Stéphane De Lombaert

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Anxiety and depression are psychiatric disorders that constitute a major health concern worldwide, and new pharmacological approaches with the potential for improved efficacy and decreased side effect profiles relative to currently marketed drugs are desired. Since the identification of corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) by Vale and colleagues in 1981, an(More)
Dual angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)/neutral endopeptidase (NEP) inhibitors, by decreasing angiotensin-II production and by preventing the degradation of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), may be useful for the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure. The thiol dipeptide CGS 30440 (prodrug of CGS 30008, IC50: ACE/NEP = 19/2 nM)(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease defined by a chronic elevation in pulmonary arterial pressure with extensive pulmonary vascular remodeling and perivascular inflammation characterized by an accumulation of macrophages, lymphocytes, dendritic cells, and mast cells. Although the exact etiology of the disease is unknown, clinical(More)
The central role of the biogenic monoamine serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) as a neurotransmitter with important cognitive and behavioral functions is well known. However, 5-HT produced in the brain only accounts for approximately 5% of the total amount of 5-HT generated in the body. At the onset of our work, it appeared that substituted phenylalanine(More)
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