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Huguette Romieu, Françoise Charbonnier, Dora Janka, Aymeric Douillard, Valérie Macioce, Kathleen Lavastre, Hamouda Abassi, Marie-Catherine Renoux, Thibault Mura, Pascal Amedro
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common chronic disease in pediatrics. Along with the usual drug therapy using corticosteroids and bronchodilators, some interest has been shown for adjuvant therapies, such as sophrology. However, the level of evidence for non-pharmaceutical therapies in asthma remains low, especially in children. This study aimed to assess whether in children with asthma, peak expiratory flow (PEF) improved more after a sophrology session alongside standard treatment than after standard treatment alone...
March 1, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
Huguette Gaelle Ngassa Mbenda, Weilin Zeng, Yao Bai, Faiza Amber Siddiqui, Zhaoqing Yang, Liwang Cui
Artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum was associated with mutations in the propeller domain of the PfK13 gene and increased phosphatidylinositol-3'-kinase (PfPI3K) activity. Assessment of the genetic diversity of the PfK13 ortholog PvK12 in Plasmodium vivax field samples from the same hotspots of P. falciparum artemisinin resistance revealed a limited genetic diversity of PvK12. Following the same logic, we analyzed genetic variations of the PvPI3K gene in 188 P. vivax field isolates from two geographic locations along the China-Myanmar border...
February 17, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Huguette Albrecht, Hsin-Ya Yang, Maija Kiuru, Saipiroon Maksaereekul, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, Michael S Wong, Thomas R Stevenson, David M Rocke, R Rivkah Isseroff
In a scenario involving a nuclear detonation during war or a terrorist attack, acute radiation exposure combined with thermal and blast effects results in severe skin injury. Although the cutaneous injury in such a scenario may not be lethal, it may lead to inflammation, delayed wound healing and loss of the skin barrier, resulting in an increased risk of infection. In this study, we tested the potential use of timolol, a beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist, to improve epidermal wound closure after combined burn and radiation injury using an ex vivo human skin culture model...
January 26, 2018: Radiation Research
Miffy H Y Cheng, Antoine Maruani, Huguette Savoie, Vijay Chudasama, Ross W Boyle
We herein report the synthesis and analysis of a novel aza-BODIPY-antibody conjugate, formed by controlled and regioselective bioconjugation methodology. Employing the clinically relevant antibody, which targets HER2 positive cancers, represents an excellent example of an antibody targeting strategy for this class of near-IR emitting fluorophore. The NIR fluorescence and binding properties were validated through in vitro studies using live cell confocal imaging.
January 24, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Beatrice Paola Festa, Zhiyong Chen, Marine Berquez, Huguette Debaix, Natsuko Tokonami, Jenny Ann Prange, Glenn van de Hoek, Cremonesi Alessio, Andrea Raimondi, Nathalie Nevo, Rachel H Giles, Olivier Devuyst, Alessandro Luciani
The endolysosomal system sustains the reabsorptive activity of specialized epithelial cells. Lysosomal storage diseases such as nephropathic cystinosis cause a major dysfunction of epithelial cells lining the kidney tubule, resulting in massive losses of vital solutes in the urine. The mechanisms linking lysosomal defects and epithelial dysfunction remain unknown, preventing the development of disease-modifying therapies. Here we demonstrate, by combining genetic and pharmacologic approaches, that lysosomal dysfunction in cystinosis results in defective autophagy-mediated clearance of damaged mitochondria...
January 11, 2018: Nature Communications
Francesca Bryden, Antoine Maruani, João M M Rodrigues, Miffy H Y Cheng, Huguette Savoie, Andrew Beeby, Vijay Chudasama, Ross W Boyle
Exploitation of photosensitizers as payloads for antibody-based anticancer therapeutics offers a novel alternative to the small pool of commonly utilized cytotoxins. However, existing bioconjugation methodologies are incompatible with the requirement of increased antibody loading without compromising antibody function, stability, or homogeneity. Herein, we describe the first application of dendritic multiplier groups to allow the loading of more than 4 porphyrins to a full IgG antibody in a site-specific and highly homogeneous manner...
January 17, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Jérémy Lagrange, Mélusine Didelot, Amel Mohamadi, Lucy A Walton, Saartje Bloemen, Bas de Laat, Huguette Louis, Simon N Thornton, Brian Derby, Michael J Sherratt, Bruno Fève, Pascal Challande, Riaz Akhtar, J Kennedy Cruickshank, Patrick Lacolley, Véronique Regnault
Background: The metabolic syndrome (MetS) and aging are associated with modifications in blood coagulation factors, vascular inflammation, and increased risk of thrombosis. Objectives: Our aim was to determine concomitant changes in thrombin generation in the blood compartment and at the surface of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and its interplay with adipokines, free fatty acids (FFA), and metalloproteinases (MMPs) in obese Zucker rats that share features of the human MetS. Methods: Obese and age-matched lean Zucker rats were compared at 25 and 80 weeks of age...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
Tanguy Corre, Francisco J Arjona, Caroline Hayward, Sonia Youhanna, Jeroen H F de Baaij, Hendrica Belge, Nadine Nägele, Huguette Debaix, Maxime G Blanchard, Michela Traglia, Sarah E Harris, Sheila Ulivi, Rico Rueedi, David Lamparter, Aurélien Macé, Cinzia Sala, Stefania Lenarduzzi, Belen Ponte, Menno Pruijm, Daniel Ackermann, Georg Ehret, Daniela Baptista, Ozren Polasek, Igor Rudan, Toby W Hurd, Nicholas D Hastie, Veronique Vitart, Geràrd Waeber, Zoltán Kutalik, Sven Bergmann, Rosa Vargas-Poussou, Martin Konrad, Paolo Gasparini, Ian J Deary, John M Starr, Daniela Toniolo, Peter Vollenweider, Joost G J Hoenderop, René J M Bindels, Murielle Bochud, Olivier Devuyst
Magnesium (Mg2+) homeostasis is critical for metabolism. However, the genetic determinants of the renal handling of Mg2+, which is crucial for Mg2+ homeostasis, and the potential influence on metabolic traits in the general population are unknown. We obtained plasma and urine parameters from 9099 individuals from seven cohorts, and conducted a genome-wide meta-analysis of Mg2+ homeostasis. We identified two loci associated with urinary magnesium (uMg), rs3824347 (P=4.4×10-13) near TRPM6, which encodes an epithelial Mg2+ channel, and rs35929 (P=2...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Sachin Hajarnis, Matanel Yheskel, Darren Williams, Thomas Brefort, Bob Glaudemans, Huguette Debaix, Michel Baum, Olivier Devuyst, Vishal Patel
microRNAs (miRNAs) are sequence-specific inhibitors of post-transcriptional gene expression. The physiologic function of these noncoding RNAs in postnatal renal tubules still remains unclear. Surprisingly, they appear to be dispensable for mammalian proximal tubule (PT) function. Here, we examined the effects of miRNA suppression in collecting ducts (CDs). To conclusively evaluate the role of miRNAs, we generated three mouse models with CD-specific inactivation of key miRNA pathway genes Dicer , Dgcr8 , and the entire Argonaute gene family ( Ago1 , 2 , 3 , and 4 )...
February 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
P Jésus, P Fayemendy, M Nicol, G Lautrette, H Sourisseau, P-M Preux, J-C Desport, B Marin, P Couratier
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in order to determine their nutritional, neurological and respiratory parameters, and survival according to metabolic level. METHODS: Nutritional assessment included resting energy expenditure (REE) measured by indirect calorimetry [hypermetabolism if REE variation (ΔREE) > 10%] and fat mass (FM) using impedancemetry. Neurological assessment included the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale-Revised score...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Susan Callaghan, Mikhail A Filatov, Elisabeth Sitte, Huguette Savoie, Ross W Boyle, Keith J Flanagan, Mathias O Senge
A new type of porphyrin photosensitizer capable of generating singlet oxygen upon irradiation, storing it through binding to pyridone subunits, followed by slow release at 20-40 °C, is reported. The timescale of singlet oxygen release can be varied depending on the pyridone group substitution pattern, forming endoperoxides of different stabilities. Modified tetra- and octa-substituted pyridone-porphyrins showed solubility in water, allowing for straightforward delivery into cells. The effect of delayed singlet oxygen formation due to endoperoxide decomposition was demonstrated on cancer cells in vitro...
September 13, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
Miffy H Y Cheng, Huguette Savoie, Francesca Bryden, Ross W Boyle
Fluorescence is an essential imaging modality for labelling and visualising cells and sub-cellular structures. Multicolour labelling is especially challenging due to differences in physicochemical and photophysical behaviour of structurally unrelated fluorophores in the heterogeneous environments found in sub-cellular compartments. Herein, we report the conjugation of three azide-bearing BODIPYs with similar core structures but widely different emission wavelengths (green, red and NIR) to tyrosine residues of a model globular protein (BSA) via a common linking methodology...
August 9, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
Elnur Garayev, Gaëtan Herbette, Carole Di Giorgio, Philippe Chiffolleau, David Roux, Huguette Sallanon, Evelyne Ollivier, Riad Elias, Béatrice Baghdikian
A phytochemical investigation of the ethanol extract of leaves and flowers of Inula montana L. led to the isolation of one new sesquiterpene acid called Eldarin (1) and four new inositol derivatives, Myoinositol,1,5-diangelate-4,6-diacetate (2), Myoinositol,1,6-diangelate-4,5-diacetate (3), Myoinositol-1-angelate-4,5-diacetate-6-(2-methylbutirate) (4), Myoinositol-1-angelate-4,5-diacetate-6-isovalerate (5) isolated for the first time, along with eleven known compounds described for the first time in Inula montana, 1β-Hydroxyarbusculin A (6), Artemorin (7), Santamarin (8), Chrysosplenol C (9), 6-Hydroxykaempferol 3,7-dimethyl ether (10), Reynosin (11), Calenduladiol-3-palmitate (12), Costunolide (13), 4-Hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxybenzenemethanol (14), 9β-Hydroxycostunolide (15) and Hispidulin (16)...
July 2017: Fitoterapia
Huguette Gaelle Ngassa Mbenda, Antonia Wadley, Zane Lombard, Catherine Cherry, Patricia Price, Peter Kamerman
Despite the use of safer antiretroviral medications, the rate of HIV-associated sensory neuropathy (HIV-SN), the most common neurological complication of HIV, remains high. This condition is often painful and has a negative effect on quality of life. Up to 90% of those with HIV-SN experience pain for which there is no effective analgesic treatment. Genetic factors are implicated, but there is a lack of a comprehensive body of research for African populations. This knowledge gap is even more pertinent as Africans are most affected by HIV...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
Pierre-Antoine Juge, Raphaël Borie, Caroline Kannengiesser, Steven Gazal, Patrick Revy, Lidwine Wemeau-Stervinou, Marie-Pierre Debray, Sébastien Ottaviani, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Nadia Nathan, Gabriel Thabut, Christophe Richez, Hilario Nunes, Isabelle Callebaut, Aurélien Justet, Nicolas Leulliot, Amélie Bonnefond, David Salgado, Pascal Richette, Jean-Pierre Desvignes, Huguette Lioté, Philippe Froguel, Yannick Allanore, Olivier Sand, Claire Dromer, René-Marc Flipo, Annick Clément, Christophe Béroud, Jean Sibilia, Baptiste Coustet, Vincent Cottin, Marie-Christophe Boissier, Benoit Wallaert, Thierry Schaeverbeke, Florence Dastot le Moal, Aline Frazier, Christelle Ménard, Martin Soubrier, Nathalie Saidenberg, Dominique Valeyre, Serge Amselem, Catherine Boileau, Bruno Crestani, Philippe Dieudé
Despite its high prevalence and mortality, little is known about the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD). Given that familial pulmonary fibrosis (FPF) and RA-ILD frequently share the usual pattern of interstitial pneumonia and common environmental risk factors, we hypothesised that the two diseases might share additional risk factors, including FPF-linked genes. Our aim was to identify coding mutations of FPF-risk genes associated with RA-ILD.We used whole exome sequencing (WES), followed by restricted analysis of a discrete number of FPF-linked genes and performed a burden test to assess the excess number of mutations in RA-ILD patients compared to controls...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Mikhail A Filatov, Safakath Karuthedath, Pavel M Polestshuk, Huguette Savoie, Keith J Flanagan, Cindy Sy, Elisabeth Sitte, Maxime Telitchko, Frédéric Laquai, Ross W Boyle, Mathias O Senge
Heavy atom-free BODIPY-anthracene dyads (BADs) generate locally excited triplet states by way of photoinduced electron transfer (PeT), followed by recombination of the resulting charge-separated states (CSS). Subsequent quenching of the triplet states by molecular oxygen produces singlet oxygen ((1)O2), which reacts with the anthracene moiety yielding highly fluorescent species. The steric demand of the alkyl substituents in the BODIPY subunit defines the site of (1)O2 addition. Novel bis- and tetraepoxides and bicyclic acetal products, arising from rearrangements of anthracene endoperoxides were isolated and characterized...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Ngueguim Tsofack Florence, Sakouong Talle Suewellyne Huguette, Donfack Jean Hubert, Gounoue Kamkumo Raceline, Dzeufiet Djomeni Paul Desire, Kamtchouing Pierre, Dimo Theophile
BACKGROUND: Peperomia pellucida (L.) HBK is consumed as vegetable and used in Cameroonian traditional medicine for the management of diseases and for fracture healing. Therefore the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the aqueous whole plant extract of Peperomia pellucida on fracture healing in female Wistar rats. METHODS: A drill hole injury was created by inserting a drill bit inthe diaphysis of the femur. The aqueous extract of the whole plant of Peperomia pellucida was administered orally at the doses of 100, 200 and 400 mg/kg to adult female Wistar rats...
April 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Huguette Dorine Simo Tchetgna, Emmanuel Nakoune, Benjamin Selekon, Antoine Gessain, Jean-Claude Manuguerra, Mirdad Kazanji, Nicolas Berthet
Rhabdoviridae is one of the most diversified families of RNA viruses whose members infect a wide range of plants, animals, and arthropods. The members of this family are classified into 13 genera and >150 unassigned viruses. Here, we sequenced the complete genome of a rhabdovirus belonging to the Hart Park serogroup, the Kamese virus (KAMV), isolated in 1977 from Culex pruina in the Central African Republic. The genomic sequence showed an organization typical of rhabdoviruses with additional genes in the P-M and G-L intergenic regions, as already reported for the Hart Park serogroup...
June 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Rubén Ruiz-González, Roger Bresolí-Obach, Òscar Gulías, Montserrat Agut, Huguette Savoie, Ross W Boyle, Santi Nonell, Francesca Giuntini
A biocompatible fluorescent nanoprobe for singlet oxygen ((1) O2 ) detection in biological systems was designed, synthesized, and characterized, that circumvents many of the limitations of the molecular probe Singlet Oxygen Sensor Green(®) (SOSG). This widely used commercial singlet oxygen probe was covalently linked to a polyacrylamide nanoparticle core using different architectures to optimize the response to (1) O2 . In contrast to its molecular counterpart, the optimum SOSG-based nanoprobe, which we call NanoSOSG, is readily internalized by E...
February 2, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
Sarah S Gabriel, Hendrica Belge, Alkaly Gassama, Huguette Debaix, Alessandro Luciani, Thomas Fehr, Olivier Devuyst
Dent disease is a rare X-linked tubulopathy caused by mutations in the endosomal chloride-proton exchanger (ClC-5) resulting in defective receptor-mediated endocytosis and severe proximal tubule dysfunction. Bone marrow transplantation has recently been shown to preserve kidney function in cystinosis, a lysosomal storage disease causing proximal tubule dysfunction. Here we test the effects of bone marrow transplantation in Clcn5(Y/-) mice, a faithful model for Dent disease. Transplantation of wild-type bone marrow in Clcn5(Y/-) mice significantly improved proximal tubule dysfunction, with decreased low-molecular-weight proteinuria, glycosuria, calciuria, and polyuria four months after transplantation, compared to Clcn5(Y/-) mice transplanted with ClC-5 knockout bone marrow...
April 2017: Kidney International
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