Cérina Chhuon

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UNLABELLED We have previously shown (i) that the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) locates to lipid raft-like microdomains of epithelial cells upon TNF-α proinflammatory stimulation; and (ii) that TNF-α increases the membrane localization and the channel function of F508del-mutated CFTR. In the present work, we hypothesized that CFTR mutations(More)
Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive storage disorder characterized by defective lysosomal efflux of cystine due to mutations in the CTNS gene encoding the lysosomal cystine transporter, cystinosin. Lysosomal cystine accumulation leads to crystal formation and functional impairment of multiple organs. Moreover, cystinosis is the most common inherited(More)
Efficient protein solubilization using detergents is required for in-depth proteome analysis, but successful LC-MS/MS analysis greatly depends on proper detergents removal. A commonly used sample processing method is the filter-aided sample preparation (FASP), which allows protein digestion and detergent removal on the same filtration device. Many(More)
The prevalence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) related to human papillomavirus (HPV) is increasing, unlike tobacco- and alcohol-associated cancers. To gain a clearer understanding of the molecular mechanisms implicated in HNSCC, depending on the presence or not of a viral sequence, we investigated the expression of proteins detected in the(More)
Cystinuria is a purely renal, rare genetic disease caused by mutations in cystine transporter genes and characterized by defective cystine reabsorption leading to kidney stones. In 14% of cases, patients undergo nephrectomy, but given the difficulty to predict the evolution of the disease, the identification of markers of kidney damage would improve the(More)
Francisella tularensis is a highly infectious bacterium causing the zoonotic disease tularemia. In vivo, this facultative intracellular bacterium survives and replicates mainly in the cytoplasm of infected cells. We have recently identified a genetic locus, designated moxR that is important for stress resistance and intramacrophage survival of F.(More)
The pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease remains incompletely understood. New explanations for the pathogenesis of CF lung disease may be discovered by studying the patterns of protein expression in cultured human nasal epithelial cells (HNEC). To that aim, we compared the level of protein expressions in primary cultures of HNEC from nasal(More)
Upon entry into mammalian host cells, the pathogenic bacterium Francisella must import host cell arginine to multiply actively in the host cytoplasm. We identified and functionally characterized an arginine transporter (hereafter designated ArgP) whose inactivation considerably delayed bacterial phagosomal escape and intracellular multiplication.(More)
Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder characterized by intralysosomal accumulation of cystine. The causative gene for cystinosis is CTNS, which encodes the protein cystinosin, a lysosomal proton-driven cystine transporter. Over 100 mutations have been reported, leading to varying disease severity, often in correlation with(More)
Liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry-based targeted absolute protein quantification (in fmol of the analyte protein per μg of total protein) is employed for the molecular characterization of the blood-brain barrier using isolated brain microvessels. Nevertheless, the heterogeneity of the sample regarding the levels of different cells(More)