Alain Guignandon

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We showed that cyclic strain (CS) of osteoblastic cells induced tyrosine phosphorylation of two homologous tyrosine kinases FAK and PYK2, and of two homologous adaptor proteins paxillin and Hic5, with similar kinetics. Immunostaining showed that all four proteins were localized to focal contacts in controls. In contrast, the dynamics of their subcellular(More)
A growing number of studies are revealing that cells reorganize their cytoskeleton when exposed to conditions of microgravity. Most, if not all, of the structural changes observed on flown cells can be explained by modulation of RhoGTPases, which are mechanosensitive switches responsible for cytoskeletal dynamics control. This review identifies general(More)
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