Caroline Ligny-Lemaire

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Sarafotoxins (SRTXs) constitute a family of vasoactive peptides that were initially isolated from the venom of Atractaspis engaddensis, and that are structurally and functionally related to endothelins (ETs). Analysis of the venom of Atractaspis microlepidota microlepidota revealed several new SRTX molecules manifesting some new structural and functional(More)
The standard analytical procedure for screening the proteomic profile of a venom often relies on an appropriate combination of sample extraction, electrophoresis, reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and Edman degradation. We present in this study a new approach for venom screening based on Fourier transform mass(More)
BotXIV and LqhalphaIT are two structurally related long chain scorpion alpha-toxins that inhibit sodium current inactivation in excitable cells. However, while LqhalphaIT from Leiurus quinquestriatus hebraeus is classified as a true and strong insect alpha-toxin, BotXIV from Buthus occitanus tunetanus is characterized by moderate biological activities. To(More)
A synthetic DNA encoding human proinsulin was inserted in frame in the bacterial alkaline phosphatase gene. A homogeneous recombinant human proinsulin-alkaline phosphatase conjugate was obtained directly from the periplasm of Escherichia coli transformed with a plasmid carrying the hybrid gene. The recombinant conjugate was stable and could be produced in(More)
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