Carlos R. Morales

Jibin Zeng3
Maryssa Canuel3
Volkan Seyrantepe2
Aurore Caqueret2
3Jibin Zeng
3Maryssa Canuel
2Volkan Seyrantepe
2Aurore Caqueret
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Neurotrophin binding to the p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)) activates neuronal apoptosis following adult central nervous system injury, but the underlying cellular mechanisms remain poorly defined. In this study, we show that the proform of nerve growth factor (proNGF) induces death of retinal ganglion cells in adult rodents via a p75(NTR)-dependent(More)
Sortilin has been implicated in the sorting of one soluble hydrolase and two sphingolipid activator proteins to the lysosomes. While the GGA adaptor proteins have been demonstrated to play a role in the targeting of sortilin to the endosomes, the recycling of sortilin has not yet been elucidated. Here we examine the role of two adaptor protein complexes,(More)
While motion capture has been hailed as a way to achieve extremely realistic animation in a cost-effective manner, many animators are reluctant to use it or to intermix it with keyframing techniques in situations where they are required to collaborate with other production personnel due to the lack of consistent software performance. The myriad of different(More)
Mammalian sialidase Neu4, ubiquitously expressed in human tissues, is located in the lysosomal and mitochondrial lumen and has broad substrate specificity against sialylated glycoconjugates. To investigate whether Neu4 is involved in ganglioside catabolism, we transfected beta-hexosaminidase-deficient neuroglia cells from a Tay-Sachs patient with a(More)
Neurotrophic factors are a group of secreted proteins which generally regulate neurite outgrowth and synaptic development. SGP-1 has been reported as a neurotrophic factor, though little is known of its effect on neurite outgrowth, and it is unknown whether SGP-1 affects synaptic development. We report here that SGP-1 is distributed in vesicle-like puncta(More)
BACKGROUND While transmission ratio distortion, TRD, (a deviation from Mendelian ratio) is extensive in humans and well-documented in mice, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Our earlier studies on carriers of spontaneous mutations of mouse Sperm Adhesion Molecule 1 (Spam1) suggested that TRD results from biochemically different sperm, due to a lack of(More)
  • Miao Yang, Balaji Virassamy, Swarna Lekha Vijayaraj, Yoon Lim, Khalil Saadipour, Yan-Jiang Wang +4 others
  • 2013
The processing of Amyloid precursor protein (APP) is multifaceted, comprising of protein transport, internalization and sequential proteolysis. However, the exact mechanism of APP intracellular trafficking and distribution remains unclear. To determine the interaction between sortilin and APP and the effect of sortilin on APP trafficking and processing, we(More)
  • Volkan Seyrantepe, Pablo Lema, Aurore Caqueret, Larbi Dridi, Samar Bel Hadj, Stephane Carpentier +10 others
  • 2010
Tay-Sachs disease is a severe lysosomal disorder caused by mutations in the HexA gene coding for the α-subunit of lysosomal β-hexosaminidase A, which converts G(M2) to G(M3) ganglioside. Hexa(-/-) mice, depleted of β-hexosaminidase A, remain asymptomatic to 1 year of age, because they catabolise G(M2) ganglioside via a lysosomal sialidase into glycolipid(More)
To assess the role of sortilin in the sorting and trafficking of sphingolipid activator proteins (SAPs) the function of sortilin was abolished by a dominant-negative mutant and by the use of RNAi. Mutant sortilin lacking the carboxyl-terminal region that contains the sorting signal abolished the trafficking of SAPs to the lysosomes. Both sortilin and SAPs(More)