Latest Publications

Latest Publications Prochlorperazine Increases KCC2 Function and Reduces Spasticity after Spinal Cord Injury.

Liabeuf S, Stuhl-Gourmand L, Gackière F, Mancuso R, Sanchez Brualla I, Marino P, Brocard F, Vinay L.
J Neurotrauma. n°34 vol 24 3397-3406 (2017)

In mature neurons, low intracellular chloride level required for inhibition is maintained by the potassium-chloride cotransporter, KCC2. Impairment of Cl− extrusion after KCC2 dysfunction has been involved in many central nervous system disorders, such as seizures, neuropathic pain, or spasticity, after a spinal cord injury (SCI). This makes KCC2 an appealing drug target for restoring Cl− homeostasis […]

Latest Publications A drug screening assay on cancer cells chronically adapted to acidosis.

Pellegrini P, Serviss JT, Lundbäck T, Bancaro N, Mazurkiewicz M, Kolosenko I, Yu D, Haraldsson M, D'Arcy P, Linder S, De Milito A.
Cancer Cell Int. n°25 vol 18 147 (2018)

Drug screening for the identification of compounds with anticancer activity is commonly performed using cell lines cultured under normal oxygen pressure and physiological pH. However, solid tumors are characterized by a microenvironment with limited access to nutrients, reduced oxygen supply and acidosis. Tumor hypoxia and acidosis have been identified as important drivers of malignant progression […]

Latest Publications Novel drug candidates for treating esophageal carcinoma: A study on differentially expressed genes, using connectivity mapping and molecular docking.

Chen YT, Xie JY, Sun Q, Mo WJ.
Int J Oncol. n°54 152-166 (2019)

Patients with esophageal carcinoma (ESCA) have a poor prognosis and high mortality rate. Although standard therapies have had effect, there is an urgent requirement to develop novel options, as increasing drug tolerance has been identified in clinical practice. In the present study, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) of ESCA were identified in The Cancer Genome Atlas […]

Latest Publications Repurposing of Ribavirin as an Adjunct Therapy against Invasive Candida Strains in an In Vitro Study.

Yousfi H, Cassagne C, Ranque S, Rolain JM, Bittar F.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. n°63 vol 10 (2007)

The use of antifungal agents in clinical settings is limited by the appearance of drug resistance and adverse side effects. There is, therefore, an urgent need to develop new drugs to strengthen the treatment of invasive fungal diseases. The aim of this study is to describe the potential repurposing of ribavirin as an adjunct therapy […]

Latest Publications New use of an old drug: inhibition of breast cancer stem cells by benztropine mesylate.

Cui J, Hollmén M, Li L, Chen Y, Proulx ST, Reker D, Schneider G, Detmar M.
Oncotarget. n°8 vol 1 1007-1022 (2020)

Cancer stem cells (CSCs) play major roles in cancer initiation, metastasis, recurrence and therapeutic resistance. Targeting CSCs represents a promising strategy for cancer treatment. The purpose of this study was to identify selective inhibitors of breast CSCs (BCSCs). We carried out a cell-based phenotypic screening with cell viability as a primary endpoint, using a collection […]

Latest Publications Inhibition of Tryptophan Hydroxylases and Monoamine Oxidase-A by the Proton Pump Inhibitor, Omeprazole-In Vitro and In Vivo Investigations.

Betari N, Sahlholm K, Morató X, Godoy-Marín H, Jáuregui O, Teigen K, Ciruela F, Haavik J.
Front Pharmacol. n°26 vol 11 (2020)

Serotonin (5-HT) is a hormone and neurotransmitter that modulates neural activity as well as a wide range of other physiological processes including cardiovascular function, bowel motility, and platelet aggregation. 5-HT synthesis is catalyzed by tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) which exists as two distinct isoforms; TPH1 and TPH2, which are responsible for peripheral and central 5-HT, respectively. […]

Latest Publications Bioinformatics analysis of high-throughput data to validate potential novel biomarkers and small molecule drugs for glioblastoma multiforme.

Qi F, Li Q, Lu X, Chen Z.
J Int Med Res. n°48 vol 7 (2020)

Objective There have been no recent improvements in the glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) outcome, with median survival remaining 15 months. Consequently, the need to identify novel biomarkers for GBM diagnosis and prognosis, and to develop targeted therapies is high. This study aimed to establish biomarkers for GBM pathogenesis and prognosis. Methods In total, 220 overlapping differentially […]

Latest Publications HIV Drugs Inhibit Transfer of Plasmids Carrying Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase and Carbapenemase Genes.

Buckner MMC, Ciusa ML, Meek RW, Moorey AR, McCallum GE, Prentice EL, Reid JP, Alderwick LJ, Di Maio A, Piddock LJV.
mBio. n°11 vol 1 (2020)

Antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) infections pose a serious risk to human and animal health. A major factor contributing to this global crisis is the sharing of resistance genes between different bacteria via plasmids. The WHO lists Enterobacteriaceae, such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, producing extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) and carbapenemases as “critical” priorities for new drug development. These resistance genes are […]

Latest Publications A high-content image-based drug screen of clinical compounds against cell transmission of adenovirus.

Georgi F, Kuttler F, Murer L, Andriasyan V, Witte R, Yakimovich A, Turcatti G, Greber UF.
Sci Data. n°7 vol 1 265 (2020)

Human adenoviruses (HAdVs) are fatal to immuno-suppressed individuals, but no effective anti-HAdV therapy is available. Here, we present a novel image-based high-throughput screening (HTS) platform, which scores the full viral replication cycle from virus entry to dissemination of progeny and second-round infections. We analysed 1,280 small molecular weight compounds of the Prestwick Chemical Library (PCL) […]

Latest Publications Screening of potential antiviral molecules against equid herpesvirus-1 using cellular impedance measurement: Dataset of 2,891 compounds.

Thieulent C, Fortier C, Munier-Lehmann H, Suzanne P, Dallemagne P, Zientara S, Hans A, Paillot R, Vidalain PO, Pronost S, Hue E.
Data Brief n°5 106492 (2020)

Data presented in this article are associated with the research article “Identification of antiviral compounds against equid herpesvirus-1 using real-time cell assay screening: efficacy of decitabine and valganciclovir alone and in combination”. These data correspond to the in vitro screening of 2,891 potential antiviral compounds against equid herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) based on impedance measurements using the xCELLigence® […]