Alexandre Laquerre

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Subcellular locations and chaperone functions of Hsp60 and Hsp70 with flagellin were investigated in Borrelia burgdorferi. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and Western blot (immunoblot) analysis of fractionated cells showed Hsp60 to be present in the soluble fractions and the Triton X-100 detergent-soluble membrane fraction at(More)
Efficient correlative imaging of small targets within large fields is a central problem in cell biology. Here, we demonstrate a series of technical advances in focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) to address this issue. We report increases in the speed, robustness and automation of the process, and achieve consistent z slice thickness of(More)
Antigen stimulation of T cells results in a series of biochemical events including the interaction of both SH2 domains of ZAP-70 with phosphorylated ITAMS on the T cell receptor. In order to study the physiological relevance of decreasing native ZAP-70-SH2 interaction in vivo, we generated transgenic mice expressing a T cell-specific, dominant negative form(More)
A heterodimer containing the mouse 35 kDa and human 40 kDa subunit of IL-12 was expressed in COS cells (cIL-12). Administration of 25-200 U of the cIL-12-COS supernatant to mice twice daily for 2 days augmented spleen cell IFN-gamma production in response to IL-2 and peritoneal macrophage activity (superoxide and nitrites) as compared to animals receiving(More)
Mineral exploration can be an exceedingly expensive endeavor for mining companies. Any tool that routinely increases exploration or extraction efficiencies has the potential to create economic returns of millions of dollars. The in situ characterization of minerals associated with ore zones and geochemical anomalies has the potential to be such a tool.(More)
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