Publications Charbel MAROUN

Chapters in books:

G.Faure, V.T.Gowda, C.Bon & R.C.Maroun. «Etude moléculaire de l’interaction des PLA2 anticoagulantes des venins des serpents avec le Facteur Xa». Dans Explorer, exploiter les toxines et maîtriser les organismes producteurs, F. Goudey-Perrière, Eds.; Editions Elsevier, Paris, 2001; pp. 117-118.


S.M.T.Serrano, R.C.Maroun (2005). «Snake venom serine peptidases: highly specialized toxins acting on the hemostatic system». Toxicon, 45, 8, 1115-32. Review paper by invitation. PMID: 15922778.

Journal articles:

Méndez-Luna D, Martínez-Archundia M, Maroun RC, Ceballos-Reyes G, Fragoso-Vázquez MJ, González-Juárez DE, Correa-Basurto J. (2015). “Deciphering the GPER/GPR30-agonist and antagonists interactions using molecular modeling studies, molecular dynamics, and docking simulations.” J Biomol Struct Dyn. Jan 14:1-12. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25587872.

M.Kambouris, R.C. Maroun, T.Ben-Omran, Y. Al-Sarraj, K. Errafi,i R. Ali, H. Boulos, P.A. Curmi & H. El-Shanti (2014). “Mutations in Zinc Finger 407 [ZNF407] Cause a Novel Autosomal Recessive Cognitive Impairment Syndrome”, Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 9, 80.PMID: 24907849. Highly accessed.

L.Moreno-Vargas, J.Correa-Basurto, R.C.Maroun & F.J.Fernández (2012). «Homology modeling of the structure of acyl coA:isopenicillin N-acyltransferase (IAT) from Penicillium chrysogenum. IAT interaction studies with isopenicillin-N, combining molecular dynamics simulations and docking», J Mol Model 3, 1189-205. PMID: 21695507.

C.Weber, S.Blazquez, S.Marion, C.Ausseur, M.Krzeminski, D.Vats, A.Bhattacharya, M.-C.Rigothier, R.C.Maroun and N.Guillén. (2008). «Bioinformatics and Functional Analysis of an Entamoeba histolytica Mannosyltransferase Necessary for Parasite Complement Resistance and Hepatical Infection», PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2(2), e165.

G.Faure, V.T.Gowda & R.C.Maroun (2007). «Characterization of a human coagulation factor Xa-binding site on Viperidae snake venom phospholipases A2 by affinity binding studies and molecular bioinformatics». BMC Struct Biol 7, 82. PMID: 18062812.

A.Aguilar-Rojas, M.-J.Almaraz-Barrera, M.Krzeminski, M.Robles-Flores, R.Hernández-Rivas, N.Guillén, R.C.Maroun & M.Vargas (2005). « Entamoeba histolytica: inhibition of cellular functions by overexpression of EhGEF1, a novel Rho/Rac guanine nucleotide exchange factor », Experimental Parasitology, 109, 3, 150-162. PMID: 15713446

S.M.T.Serrano & R.C.Maroun (2004). «Identification of the substrate-binding exosites of two snake venom serine proteinases : molecular basis for the partition of two essential functions of thrombin», J. Mol. Recognition 17, 51-61. PMID: 14872537

  1. Jan, R.C.Maroun, A.Robbe-Vincent, L.De Haro & V.Choumet (2002). «Toxicity Evolution of Vipera Aspis Aspis Venom: Identification and Molecular Modeling of a Novel Phospholipase A2 Heterodimeric Neurotoxin», FEBS Letters 527, 263-268. PMID: 12220671

Z.Yuan, C.Rang, R.C.Maroun, V.Juarez, R.Frutos, N.Pasteur, C Vendrely, J.-F.Charles & C.Nielsen-LeRoux (2001). «Identification and molecular structural analysis of a toxicity determinant for the Bacillus sphaericus crystal toxin», European J. Biochem. 268, 2751-2760. PMID: 11322897

R.C.Maroun (2001). «Molecular Basis for the Partition of the Essential Functions of Thrombin among Snake Venom Serine Proteinases. The case of thrombin-like enzymes», Haemostasis 31, 247-256. PMID: 11910192

S.Braud, M.A.A.Parry, R.C.Maroun, C.Bon & A.Wisner (2000). «The Contribution of Residues 192 and 193 to the Specificity of Snake Venom Serine Proteinases», J. Biol. Chem. 275, 1823-1828. PMID: 10636881

R.C.Maroun, C.Demangel, S.Rouyre, C.Bon, J.C.Mazié & V.Choumet (2000). «Combining Phage Display and Molecular Modeling to Map the Epitope of a Neutralizing Anti-Toxin Antibody», European J. Biochem. 267, 2345-2353. PMID: 10759860

R.C.Maroun (1999). «Molecular Modeling of a Loop Structure in Lysozyme: Sequence Effects vs. Crystal Packing», J. Biom. Str. Dyn. 16, 873-889. PMID: 10217456

S.Karray, L.Juompan, R.C.Maroun, D.Isenberg, G.J.Silverman & M.Zouali (1998). «Structural Basis of the gp120 Superantigen Binding Site on Human Immunoglobulins», J. Imm. 161, 6681-6688. PMID: 9862697

Y.Zhang, A.Wisner, R.C.Maroun, V.Choumet, Y.Xiong & C.Bon (1997). «Trimeresurus stejnegeri Snake Venom Plasminogen Activator: Site-directed Mutagenesis and Molecular Modeling», J. Biol. Chem.  272, 20531-20537. PMID: 9252366

H.Chen, J.Boiziau, F.Parker, R.Maroun, B.Tocqué, B.P.Roques & C. Garbay-Jaurreguiberry (1993). «Synthesis and Structure-Activity Studies of a Series of [(Hydroxybenzyl)amino]salicylates as Inhibitors of EGF Receptor-Associated Tyrosine Kinase Activity», J. Med. Chem.  36, 4094-4098. PMID: 8258833

A.Dorville, I.McCort-Tranchepain, D.Vichard, W.Sather, R.Maroun, P. Ascher & B. P. Roques (1992). «Preferred Antagonistic Binding State of the NMDA Receptor: Synthesis, Pharmacology and Computer Modeling of Phosphonomethyl Phenylalanine Derivatives», J. Med. Chem.  35, 2551-2562. PMID: 1386112

R.Maroun & N.Gresh (1989). «A Theoretical Investigation of the Intercalative Binding of 7-H Pyrido[4,3C]Carbazole Chromophore into a d(CpG)2 Minihelix», Biopolymers  28, 835-849. PMID: 2720126

M.Delepierre, R.Maroun, C.Garbay-Jaureguiberry, J.Igolen & B.P.Roques (1989). «1H and 31P Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of the Differences in DNA Deformation Induced by Anti-tumoral 7H-pyrido[4,3-c]carbazole Dimers» J. Mol. Biol.  210, 211-228. PMID: 2585517

R.Maroun, M.Delepierre & B.P.Roques (1989). «Intercalative Binding of Ditercalinium to d(CpGpCpG)2: A Theoretical Study», J. Biom. Str. Dyn.  7, 607-622. PMID: 2627301

R.C.Maroun & B.P.Roques (1991). «Induction of DNA Bending by Bifunctional Intercalating Agents of the 7H-Pyridocarbazole Family», Biophysical Chemistry  39, 45-56. PMID: 2012833

R.C.Maroun & W.K.Olson (1988). «Base Sequence Effects in Double-Helical DNA. II. Configurational Statistics of Rodlike Chains», Biopolymers  27, 561-584. PMID: 3370294

R.C.Maroun & W.K.Olson (1988). «Base Sequence Effects in Double-Helical DNA. III. Average Properties of Curved DNA», Biopolymers  27, 585-603. PMID: 3370295

R.C.Maroun, R.W.McCord & W.L.Mattice (1986). «Triangular Matrix Representation of Dimensionless Helical Hydrophobic Moment Ratios», Int. .J. Biol. Macromol.  8, 73-78. DOI: 10.1016/0141-8130(86)90002-4

R.C.Maroun & W.K.Olson (1986); «Theoretical Studies on B-DNA Dimensions and Flexibility – their Base Sequence and Chain-length dependence», Biophysical J 2, A124-A124, part 2.

R.C.Maroun,& W.L.Mattice (1984). «Influence of L-cystinyl Side Chain Configurations on the Melting of Crosslinked alpha-Tropomyosin Dimers», Biochim. Biophys. Acta   784, 133-139. PMID: 6691991

R.Maroun & W.L.Mattice (1981). «Solution Conformations of the Pituitary Opioid Peptide Dynorphin-(1-13)», Biochem. and Biophys. Research. Comm.  103, 442-446. PMID: 7332550

G.Santiago, R.C.Maroun, E.R.Hawkins & W.L.Mattice (1981). «Electrostatic Interactions in Ionic Homopolypeptides in Solutions of Moderate Ionic Strength», Biopolymers  10, 2181-2194. DOI: 10.1002/bip.1981.360201011

R.C.Maroun & R.T.Keys (1976). «Estudio Teorico Conformacional de un Complejo de Adicion Inorganico», Rev. Soc. Quim. Méx.  5, 16-25.