Bénédicte Morin

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The assembly of the polyhedron envelope in baculovirus-infected cells has been the subject of several studies, yet it is still poorly understood. We have used immunogold-labelled antibodies to two baculovirus proteins, p10 and calyx (also referred to as polyhedron envelope protein or PEP), to follow envelope assembly in AcMNPV-infected tissues ofSpodoptera(More)
Exposure of amino acids, peptides and proteins to radicals, in the presence of oxygen, gives high yields of hydroperoxides. These materials are readily decomposed by transition metal ions to give further radicals. We hypothesized that hydroperoxide formation on nuclear proteins, and subsequent decomposition of these hydroperoxides to radicals, might result(More)
A major product of hydroxy-radical addition to tyrosine is 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) which has reducing properties. Protein-bound DOPA (PB-DOPA) has been shown to be a major component of the stable reducing species formed during protein oxidation under several conditions. The aim of the present work was to investigate whether DOPA, and especially(More)
gamma-Irradiation of several amino acids (Val, Leu, Ile, Lys, Pro, and Glu) in the presence of O2 generates hydroperoxides. We have previously isolated and characterized valine and leucine hydroperoxides, and hydroxides, and have detected these products in both isolated systems [e.g., bovine serum albumin (BSA) and human low-density lipoprotein (LDL)] and(More)
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