Yvette Mettey

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Chloride channels play an important role in the physiology and pathophysiology of epithelia, but their pharmacology is still poorly developed. We have chemically synthesized a series of substituted benzo[c]quinolizinium (MPB) compounds. Among them, 6-hydroxy-7-chlorobenzo[c]quinolizinium (MPB-27) and 6-hydroxy-10-chlorobenzo[c]quinolizinium (MPB-07), which(More)
1. On the basis of their structure, we compared the ability of 35 xanthine derivatives to activate the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride channel stably expressed in chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells using the cell-attached patch clamp and iodide efflux techniques. 2. Activation of CFTR channels was obtained with 3-mono,(More)
Cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) regulate the cell cycle, apoptosis, neuronal functions, transcription, and exocytosis. The observation of CDK deregulations in various pathological situations suggests that CDK inhibitors may have a therapeutic value. In this article, we report on the identification of 6-phenyl[5H]pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyrazines (aloisines) as a(More)
A number of genetic diseases, including cystic fibrosis, have been identified as disorders of protein trafficking associated with retention of mutant protein within the endoplasmic reticulum. In the presence of the benzo(c)quinolizinium drugs, MPB-07 and its congener MPB-91, we show the activation of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator(More)
We have developed a rapid, yeast-based, two-step assay to screen for antiprion drugs. The method allowed us to identify several compounds effective against budding yeast prions responsible for the [PSI+] and [URE3] phenotypes. These inhibitors include the kastellpaolitines, a new class of compounds, and two previously known molecules, phenanthridine and(More)
We have designed and synthesized benzo[c]quinolizinium derivatives and evaluated their effects on the activity of G551D cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) expressed in Chinese hamster ovary and Fisher rat thyroid cells. We demonstrated, using iodide efflux, whole cell patch clamp, and short-circuit recordings, that(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE TRPM4 and TRPM5 are calcium-activated non-selective cation channels with almost identical characteristics. TRPM4 is detected in several tissues including heart, kidney, brainstem, cerebral artery and immune system whereas TRPM5 expression is more restricted. Determination of their roles in physiological processes requires specific(More)
The pharmacological activation of the cystic fibrosis gene protein cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) was studied in human airway epithelial Calu-3 cells, which express a high level of CFTR protein as assessed by Western blot and in vitro phosphorylation. Immunolocalization shows that CFTR is located in the apical membrane. We(More)
BACKGROUND Physiologically, salivary secretion is controlled by cholinergic and adrenergic pathways but the role of ionic channels in this process is not yet clearly understood. In cystic fibrosis (CF), most exocrine glands failed to response to beta-adrenergic agonists. METHODS To determine the implication of CFTR in this process, we measured in vivo the(More)
The signaling events that regulate vascular tone include voltage-dependent Ca(2+) influx and the activities of various ionic channels; which molecular entities are involved and their role are still a matter of debate. Here we show expression of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl(-) channel in rat aortic smooth muscle cells.(More)