Yves Leroux

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OBJECTIVE Aminoglycoside and glycopeptide antibiotics are responsible for renal toxicity. In most cases, the nephrotoxicity is limited to a reversible tubular injury, but an acute and sustained renal failure may occur. The aim of our study was to explore the renal function of patients given these antimicrobial agents with proton magnetic resonance(More)
The antibiotic nogalamycin, a drug with high specificity for TG and CG steps in double-stranded DNA, has been crystallized as a 1:1 complex with the hexamer d(CCCGGG). The antibiotic is inserted at the central CG step of the duplex, with the two sugars oriented in the same direction and with strong interactions with the DNA within the grooves. The(More)
The efficacy of 3,4,3-LIHOPO, a siderophore analogue, has been tested for removing 238Pu from rat after inhalation of plutonium as the tri-N-butylphosphate (TBP) complex. The amounts of Pu retained in the lung of untreated rat, 7 days after exposure ranged from 0.86 to 37 kBq. The results have been compared with DTPA, the current therapy of choice for man.(More)
Sodium phenylacetate (NaPa) and some bisphosphonates demonstrated antiproliferative and proapoptotic properties against cancer. We have previously shown that NaPa inhibited cell proliferation of MCF7-ras tumor breast cells both in vitro and in vivo. On the other hand, bisphosphonate activities have only been demonstrated in vitro. Here we evaluated the(More)
The orientations of the symmetrical third strands (G3A4G3) and (G3T4G3) within the triplexes (C3T4C3) - (G3A4G3) x (G3A4G3) and (C3T4C3) - (G3A4G3) x (G3T4G3) were investigated by fluorescence spectroscopy and thermal denaturation using pyrene-labeled oligodeoxynucleotides. In the two triplex structures, both parallel and antiparallel orientations of the(More)
Bisphosphonates (BP) are powerful inhibitors of bone resorption and are widely used in the treatment of patients with metastasis-induced osteolysis. In the present study, we show that a novel non-nitrogen-containing BP (BP7033) that exhibits antitumor activity is a potent inhibitor of both in vivo and in vitro angiogenesis. When administered to mice, BP7033(More)
Using spectroscopic methods, we have studied the structural changes induced in both protein and DNA upon binding of the High-Mobility Group I (HMG-I) protein to a 21-bp sequence derived from mouse satellite DNA. We show that these structural changes depend on the stoichiometry of the protein/DNA complexes formed, as determined by Job plots derived from(More)
With DTPA as a comparison, the siderophore analogue 3,4,3-LIHOPO has been examined for its ability to remove 238Pu and 241Am from the rat after subcutaneous (s.c.) and intramuscular (i.m.) injection of about 200 Bq of each actinide (0.3 ng Pu, 1.6 ng Am). After the s.c. deposition of 238Pu and 241Am, both ligands were more effective after local(More)