Bruno Baudin

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We describe a protocol for easy isolation and culture of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) to supply every researcher with a method that can be applied in cell biology laboratories with minimum equipment. Endothelial cells (ECs) are isolated from umbilical vein vascular wall by a collagenase treatment, then seeded on fibronectin-coated plates(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The role of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene polymorphisms as being risk factors for diabetes is still controversial. The aim was to investigate the distribution of ACE and MTHFR genotypes as well as to evaluate the role of plasmatic total homocysteine levels (tHcy) and ACE activity in(More)
AIMS To explore the role of genetic variants of angiotensinogen (AGT M235T), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE I/D), and angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1R A1166C) as predictors of diabetes risk and to examine their combined effects on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. MAIN METHODS One hundred and fourteen T2DM patients were compared to 175(More)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is a well known zinc-metallopeptidase that converts angiotensin I to the potent vasoconstrictor angiotensin II and that degrades bradykinin, a powerful vasodilator, both for regulation of vascular tone and cardiac functions. Other natural substrates of ACE were identified broadening the functions of this enzyme within(More)
We have undertaken to continue the proteomic study of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) using the combination of 2-DE, automated trypsin digestion, and PMF analysis after MALDI-TOF MS and peptide sequencing using nano LC-ESI-MS/MS. The overall functional characterization of the 162 identified proteins from primary cultures of HUVECs confirms(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of the insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene (ACE) on acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is controversial. OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of the ACE I/D polymorphism on AMI compared with the healthy controls and its relationship with serum ACE activity in a Tunisian population. DESIGN AND(More)
Aa a plasma marker of an endothelial abnormality, the serum activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) was investigated at rest and after stimulation either by local venostasis or infusion of an analogue of lysine-vasopressin (desmopressin acetate). Desmopressin acetate did not induce any significant change in ACE, in contrast to the effect of(More)
Ovarian cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality due to gynaecological cancer. Despite a good response to surgery and initial chemotherapy essentially based on cisplatin (cis-diamino-dichloro-platinum(II) (CDDP)) compounds, late tumour detection and frequent recurrences with chemoresistance acquisition are responsible for poor prognosis. Several(More)
Molecular variants of individual components of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) have been thought to contribute to an inherited predisposition towards essential hypertension. The angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT-1) mediates the major pressor and trophic actions of angiotensin II (Ang II) and at least 50 different polymorphisms have been described in the(More)
We have determined serum activity and kinetic constants of angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE), parallel to an insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in its gene, in French centenarians and controls 20-70 years of age because this enzyme could have an impact on cardiovascular risk, and thus on longevity. Both the ACE D allele and ACE D/D genotype were more(More)