Dr. François Marceau has been studying bradykinin receptors for over 30 years, their regulation, ligands and functions. Notably, as early as in the 1980s, the regulation of B1 receptor expression by cytokines and immunopathology was highlighted, with work replicated and expanded around the world. He has been part of an international committee on the nomenclature of bradykinin receptors, leading to a review article cited over 800 times, of which he is a co-author (Pharmacol Rev. 2005; 57: 27). More recently, two subjects have caught the attention of the laboratory, i.e. the creation of bifunctional biotechnological ligands for peptide hormone receptors, including those of bradykinin, and the angioedema states, presently the main clinical application of bradykinin. Dr. Marceau has been, and is, regularly invited as a speaker at specialized conferences.
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A Robust Bioassay of the Human Bradykinin B Receptor that Extends Molecular and Cellular Studies: The Isolated Umbilical Vein.Journal Article
Pharmaceuticals (Basel), 14 (3), 2021.
Covid-19 challenges to immune investigations and therapies.Journal Article
Int Immunopharmacol, 95 , 2021.
In Vitro Modeling of Bradykinin-Mediated Angioedema States.Journal Article
Pharmaceuticals (Basel), 13 (9), 2020.
Measurement of Bradykinin Formation and Degradation in Blood Plasma: Relevance for Acquired Angioedema Associated With Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibition and for Hereditary Angioedema Due to Factor XII or Plasminogen Gene Variants.Journal Article
Front Med (Lausanne), 7 , 2020.
Pharmacological Profile of a New Small Molecule Bradykinin B Receptor Antagonist.Journal Article
Front Pharmacol, 11 , 2020.
Bradykinin receptors: Agonists, antagonists, expression, signaling, and adaptation to sustained stimulation.Journal Article
Int Immunopharmacol, 82 , 2020.
The development of a targeted and more potent, anti-Inflammatory derivative of colchicine: Implications for gout.Journal Article
Biochem Pharmacol, 180 , 2020.
Increased fibrinolysis-induced bradykinin formation in hereditary angioedema confirmed using stored plasma and biotechnological inhibitors.Journal Article
BMC Res Notes, 12 (1), 2019.
Comparing Pathways of Bradykinin Formation in Whole Blood From Healthy Volunteers and Patients With Hereditary Angioedema Due to C1 Inhibitor Deficiency.Journal Article
Front Immunol, 9 , 2018.
D-Arg-Bradykinin-Arg-Arg, a Latent Vasoactive Bradykinin B Receptor Agonist Metabolically Activated by Carboxypeptidases.Journal Article
Front Pharmacol, 9 , 2018.
Recently finished projects
- Caractérisation du système kallikréine-kinines chez les familles de patients atteints d'angio-œdème héréditaire avec niveau normal de " C1-esterase inhibitor", from 2019-05-31 to 2021-03-31