Béatrice Amigues

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Asf1 is a conserved histone chaperone implicated in nucleosome assembly, transcriptional silencing, and the cellular response to DNA damage. We solved the NMR solution structure of the N-terminal functional domain of the human Asf1a isoform, and we identified by NMR chemical shift mapping a surface of Asf1a that binds the C-terminal helix of histone H3.(More)
SGT1 (Suppressor of G2 allele of skp1), a co-chaperone of HSP90 (Heat-shock protein 90), is required for innate immunity in plants and animals. Unveiling the cross talks between SGT1 and other co-chaperones such as p23, AHA1 (Activator of HSP90 ATPase 1) or RAR1 (Required for Mla12 resistance) is an important step towards understanding the HSP90 machinery.(More)
SGT1 (for suppressor of G2 allele of skp1) and RAR1 (for required for Mla12 resistance) are highly conserved eukaryotic proteins that interact with the molecular chaperone HSP90 (for heat shock protein90). In plants, SGT1, RAR1, and HSP90 are essential for disease resistance triggered by a number of resistance (R) proteins. Here, we present structural and(More)
Microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) are essential for regulating and organizing cellular microtubules (MTs). However, our mechanistic understanding of MAP function is limited by a lack of detailed structural information. Using cryo-electron microscopy and single particle algorithms, we solved the 8 Å structure of doublecortin (DCX)-stabilized MTs.(More)
Myosin X has features not found in other myosins. Its structure must underlie its unique ability to generate filopodia, which are essential for neuritogenesis, wound healing, cancer metastasis and some pathogenic infections. By determining high-resolution structures of key components of this motor, and characterizing the in vitro behaviour of the native(More)
Myosins containing MyTH4-FERM (myosin tail homology 4-band 4.1, ezrin, radixin, moesin, or MF) domains in their tails are found in a wide range of phylogenetically divergent organisms, such as humans and the social amoeba Dictyostelium (Dd). Interestingly, evolutionarily distant MF myosins have similar roles in the extension of actin-filled membrane(More)
Disease resistance in plants requires the activation of defense signaling pathways to prevent the spread of infection. The protein Required for Mla12 Resistance (RAR1) is a component of such pathways, which contains cysteine- and histidine-rich domains (CHORDs) that bind zinc. CHORDs are 60 amino acid domains, usually arranged in tandem, found in almost all(More)
Marta Botër,a,1 Béatrice Amigues,b,1 Jack Peart,a Christian Breuer,a Yasuhiro Kadota,c Catarina Casais,a Geoffrey Moore,d Colin Kleanthous,e Francoise Ochsenbein,b Ken Shirasu,a,c,2 and Raphaël Gueroisb,2 a Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich NR4 7UH, United Kingdom b Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA), Institut de Biologie et Technologies(More)
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