For many years, the SMITh team has been devoted to the development of drug candidates and pharmacological tools, mainly in the field of cancer. The drug candidates are either small molecules (ALDH inhibitors) or antibody drug conjugates (ADC) using innovative technologies developped by SMITh team and partners. The pharmacological tools concern RNA binders (homocarbonyltopsentin - PK4C9 with application in spinal muscular atrophy), kinase inhibitors (finisterin and meriolin series as potent anticancer drugs) and transglutaminase inhibitors (BJJF078).

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Identifying Potent Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay Inhibitors with a Novel Screening System

Julie Carrard , Fiona Ratajczak , Joséphine Elsens , Catherine Leroy , Rebekah Kong , Lucie Geoffroy , Arnaud Comte , Guy Fournet , Benoît Joseph , Xiubin Li , Sylvie Moebs-Sanchez, Fabrice Lejeune

Biomedicines 2023, 11(10), 2801

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Room temperature and transition-metal-free intramolecular α-arylation of ketones: a mild access to tetracyclic indoles and 7-aza indoles

Adouama, Chérif; Buden, Maria Eugenia; Guerra, Walter Damian; Puiatti, Marcelo; Joseph, Benoît; Barolo, Sylvia M; Rossi, Roberto Arturo; Médebielle, Maurice

Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 320-324

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Access to cyclic gem-difluoroacyl scaffolds via electrochemical and visible light photocatalytic radical tandem cyclization of heteroaryl chlorodifluoromethyl ketones

C. Adouama, R. Keyrouz, G. Pilet, C. Monnereau, D. Gueyrard, T. Noel, M. Médebielle*

Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 5653-5656.

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Structure–Activity Relationship of S-Trityl-l-Cysteine Analogues as Inhibitors of the Human Mitotic Kinesin Eg5

DeBonis, S.; Skoufias, D.A.; Indorato, R.-L.; Liger, F.; Marquet, B.; Laggner, C.; Joseph, B.; Kozielski, F.

J. Med. Chem. 2008, 51, 1115-1125

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Meriolins (3-(Pyrimidin-4-yl)-7-azaindoles): Synthesis, Kinase Inhibitory Activity, Cellular Effects, and Structure of a CDK2/CyclinA/Meriolin Complex

Echalier, A.; Bettayeb, K.; Ferandin, Y.; Lozach, O.; Clement, M.; Valette, A.; Liger, F.;Marquet, B.; Morris, J.C.; Endicott, J.A.; Joseph, B.; Meijer, L.

J. Med. Chem. 2008, 51, 737-751

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