A. Cantereau

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Damage to the adult motor cortex leads to severe and frequently irreversible deficits in motor function. Transplantation of embryonic cortical neurons into the damaged adult motor cortex was previously shown to induce partial recovery, but reports on graft efferents have varied from no efferent projections to sparse innervation. Here, we grafted embryonic(More)
The neuropeptide Y (NPY) is widely expressed in the central nervous system and has been shown to stimulate neurogenesis in the hippocampus and the olfactory epithelium. Here, we demonstrate that intracerebroventricular injection of NPY stimulates proliferation of neural precursors in the mice subventricular zone (SVZ), one the most neurogenic areas of the(More)
ASR proteins (abscissic acid, stress, ripening induced) are involved in plant responses to developmental and environmental signals but their biological functions remain to be elucidated. Grape ASR gene (VvMSA) encodes a new transcription factor regulating the expression of a glucose transporter. Here, we provide evidence for some polymorphism of grape ASRs(More)
The present work is aimed at identifying and characterizing, at a molecular and functional level, new ionic conductances potentially involved in the excitation-secretion coupling and proliferation of cardiac ventricular fibroblasts. Among potassium channel transcripts which were screened by high-throughput real-time PCR, SUR2 and Kir6.1 mRNAs were found to(More)
The ARF gene (p19(ARF) in mouse and p14(ARF) in man) has become a central actor of the cell cycle regulation process as it participates to the ARF-MDM2-p53 pathway and the Rb-E2F-1 pathway. By use of immunoprecipitation and Western blotting (IP/WB), we now show that ARF physically associates with topoisomerase I (Topo I). ARF-Topo I immune complexes were(More)
We present here evidence for the enhancement, at rest, of an inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3)-mediated calcium signaling pathway in myotubes from dystrophin-deficient cell lines (SolC1(-)) as compared to a cell line from the same origin but transfected with mini-dystrophin (SolD(+)). With confocal microscopy, the number of sites discharging calcium(More)
The signaling events that regulate vascular tone include voltage-dependent Ca(2+) influx and the activities of various ionic channels; which molecular entities are involved and their role are still a matter of debate. Here we show expression of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl(-) channel in rat aortic smooth muscle cells.(More)
From the ‡Laboratoire des Biomembranes et Signalisation Cellulaire CNRS Unité Mixte de Recherche 6558, Université de Poitiers, 86022 Poitiers, France, §Laboratoire de Génétique Cellulaire et Moléculaire, Unité Propre de Recherche de l’Enseignement Superieur EA 2622, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Poitiers, 86022 Poitiers, France, and ¶Laboratoire de(More)
Sertoli cells provide a controlled microenvironment for regulation and maintenance of spermatogenesis for which an acidic milieu is crucial for male fertility. Sertoli cells also contribute to protection of spermatogenetic cells. Here, we showed that TRPV1 is expressed in rat Sertoli cells and regulates an acid sensing Cl(-) channel (ASCC). The expression(More)
Calcium seems to be a major second messenger involved in the regulation of prostatic cell functions, but the mechanisms underlying its control are poorly understood. We investigated spatiotemporal aspects of Ca2+ signals in the LNCaP cell line, a model of androgen-dependent prostatic cells, by using non-invasive external electric field pulses that(More)