Bertrand Vivet

French National Centre for Scientific Research, Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France

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Publications (8)25.55 Total impact

  • Bertrand Vivet, Florine Cavelier, Jean Martinez
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    ABSTRACT: ChemInform is a weekly Abstracting Service, delivering concise information at a glance that was extracted from about 100 leading journals. To access a ChemInform Abstract of an article which was published elsewhere, please select a “Full Text” option. The original article is trackable via the “References” option.
    ChemInform 05/2010; 31(21). DOI:10.1002/chin.200021195
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    ABSTRACT: The central administration of neurotensin (NT) or of its C-terminal hexapeptide fragment NT(8-13), produces strong analgesic effects in tests evaluating acute pain. The use of NT-derived peptides as pharmaceutical agents to relief severe pain in patients could be of great interest. Unfortunately, peptides do not readily penetrate the blood-brain barrier. We have observed that the cyclic NT(8-13) analogue, c(Lys-Lys-Pro-Tyr-Ile-Leu-Lys-Lys-Pro-Tyr-Ile-Leu) (JMV2012, compound 1), when peripherally administered to mice produced analgesic and hypothermic effects, suggesting the peptide penetrates the blood-brain barrier and functions effectively like a drug. Moreover, dimeric compounds show increased potency compared to their corresponding monomer. We present the synthesis of the cyclic dimer compound 1 (JMV2012). In mice, compound 1 induced a profound hypothermia and a potent analgesia, even when peripherally administered. Compound 1 appears to be an ideal lead compound for the development of bioactive NT analogues as novel analgesics drugs.
    Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 04/2008; 51(6):1610-6. DOI:10.1021/jm700925k · 5.48 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The analogue gamma-(dimethylsila)-proline, denoted silaproline (Sip), was synthesized in both enantiomerically pure forms by diastereoselective alkylation of a chiral glycine equivalent with use of Schöllkopf's bis-lactim ether method. The effect of replacing a proline residue in model peptides by this new proline surrogate has been examined in the crystal state by X-ray diffraction and in solution by IR absorption and NMR techniques. Silaproline and proline-containing sequences exhibit very similar conformational properties. Silaproline was also substituted for proline in a neurotensin (8-13) analogue that retained biological activity and exhibited enhanced resistance to biodegradation.
    Journal of the American Chemical Society 04/2002; 124(12):2917-23. DOI:10.1021/ja017440q · 11.44 Impact Factor
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    ChemInform 03/2001; 32(13). DOI:10.1002/chin.200113203
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    ABSTRACT: The silaproline-containing dipeptide N-(3, 3-dimethyl-1-pivaloyl-1-aza-3-sila-5-cyclopentylcarbonyl)-L- alanine isopropylamide, C(17)H(33)N(3)O(3)Si, has two independent molecules in the asymmetric unit and each adopts a beta-II folded conformation, where the amide on the terminal C interacts intramolecularly with the pivaloyl O atom. The five-membered silaproline ring is C(beta)-puckered, an infrequent conformation for the homologous proline ring.
    Acta Crystallographica Section C Crystal Structure Communications 01/2001; 56(Pt 12):1452-4. DOI:10.1107/S0108270100012294 · 0.54 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The primary structure of frog neurotensin (fNT) has recently been determined and it has been shown that fNT is a potent stimulator of alpha-MSH secretion by frog pituitary melanotropes. In the present study, we have investigated the effects of fNT on the electrical activity of cultured frog melanotropes by using the patch-clamp technique and we have determined the pharmacological profile of the receptors mediating the effect of fNT. In the cell-attached configuration, fNT (10(-7) M) provoked an increase in the action current discharge followed by an arrest of spike firing. In the gramicidin-perforated patch configuration, fNT (10(-7) M) induced a depolarization accompanied by an increase in action potential frequency and a decrease in membrane resistance. Administration of graded concentrations (10(-10) to 10(-6) M) of fNT or the C-terminal hexapeptide NT(8-13) caused a dose-dependent increase in the frequency of action potentials with EC(50) of 2 x 10(-8) and 5 x 10(-9) M, respectively. The stimulatory effect of fNT was mimicked by various pseudopeptide analogs, with the following order of potency: Boc-[Trp(11)]NT(8-13) > Boc-[D-Trp(11)]NT(8-13) > Boc-[Lys(8,9), Nal(11)]NT(8-13) > Boc-[Psi11,12]NT(8-13). In contrast, the cyclic pseudopeptide analogs of NT(8-13), Lys-Lys-Pro-D-Trp-Ile-Leu and Lys-Lys-Pro-D-Trp-Glu-Leu-OH, did not affect the electrical activity. The NTS1 receptor antagonist and nts2 receptor agonist SR 48692 (10(-5) M) stimulated the spike discharge but did not block the response to fNT. In contrast, SR 142948A (10(-5) M), another NTS1 receptor antagonist and nts2 receptor agonist, inhibited the excitatory effect of fNT. The specific nts2 receptor ligand levocabastine (10(-6) M) had no effect on the basal electrical activity and the response of melanotropes to fNT. In cells which were dialyzed with guanosine-5'-O-(3-thiotriphosphate) (10(-4) M), fNT caused an irreversible stimulation of the action potential discharge. Conversely, dialysis of melanotropes with guanosine-5'-O-(2-thiodiphosphate) (10(-4) M) completely blocked the effect of fNT. Pretreatment of cells with cholera toxin (1 microg/ml) or pertussis toxin (0.2 microg/ml) did not affect the electrical response to fNT. Intracellular application of the G(o/i/s) protein antagonist GPAnt-1 (3 x 10(-5) M) had no effect on the fNT-evoked stimulation. In contrast, dialysis of melanotropes with the G(q/11) protein antagonist GPAnt-2A (3 x 10(-5) M) abrogated the response to fNT. The present data demonstrate that fNT is a potent stimulator of the electrical activity of frog pituitary melanotropes. These results also reveal that the electrophysiological response evoked by fNT can be accounted for by activation of a G(q/11)-protein-coupled receptor subtype whose pharmacological profile shares similarities with those of mammalian NTS1 and nts2 receptors.
    Neuroendocrinology 12/2000; 72(6):379-91. DOI:10.1159/000054607 · 4.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Gem-diamino peptides were studied by fast atom bombardment (FAB) and electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry to evidence specific fragmentations involving the labile modified bonds. Base peaks recorded in the positive mode were attributed to fragment ions even with soft atmospheric pressure ionization. The criterion that one ion corresponds to one molecule in ESI mass spectra commonly encountered in high throughput analysis of combinatorial libraries must be considered with caution when fragile structures are analyzed.
    Analusis 05/2000; 28(4):268-272. DOI:10.1051/analusis:2000280268
  • Bertrand Vivet, Florine Cavelier, Jean Martinez
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    ABSTRACT: The asymmetric synthesis of a new proline surrogate, incorporating the dimethylsilyl group at position 4 of proline using Schöllkopf's bis-lactim ether method, is described.
    European Journal of Organic Chemistry 03/2000; 2000(5):807-811. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1099-0690(200003)2000:5<807::AID-EJOC807>3.0.CO;2-E · 3.15 Impact Factor

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87 Citations
25.55 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2001–2010
    • French National Centre for Scientific Research
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2008
    • Université Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques
      Montpelhièr, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • 2000–2001
    • Université de Montpellier 1
      Montpelhièr, Languedoc-Roussillon, France