Caroline Thériault

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The genome of the crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus P2 contains 2,992,245 bp on a single chromosome and encodes 2,977 proteins and many RNAs. One-third of the encoded proteins have no detectable homologs in other sequenced genomes. Moreover, 40% appear to be archaeal-specific, and only 12% and 2.3% are shared exclusively with bacteria and eukarya,(More)
BACKGROUND Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) cells are prone to metastasise throughout the peritoneal cavity. The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a necessary step towards metastatic tumour progression. CA125/MUC16 mucin is a high-molecular-weight glycoprotein overexpressed in the majority of serous carcinomas, suggesting a possible role in the(More)
LDL receptor-related protein 9 (LRP9) is a distant member of the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) superfamily. To date, there are no reports on the cellular distribution of LRP9 or the signals responsible for its localization. Here, we investigated the intracellular localization and trafficking of LRP9. Using confocal microscopy, we demonstrated that(More)
The role of Gαs in G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signalling at the cell surface is well established. Recent evidence has revealed the presence of Gαs on endosomes and its capacity to elicit GPCR-promoted signalling from this intracellular compartment. Here, we report an unconventional role for Gαs in the endocytic sorting of GPCRs to lysosomes. Cellular(More)
Intracellular trafficking pathways of cell surface receptors following their internalization are the subject of intense research efforts. However, the mechanisms by which they recycle back to the cell surface are still poorly defined. We have recently demonstrated that the small Rab11 GTPase protein is a determinant factor in controlling the recycling to(More)
Thromboxane A(2) (TXA(2)) is a potent mediator of inflammation, vasoconstriction and oxidative stress. The TXA(2) receptor (TP) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that is expressed as two alternatively spliced isoforms, alpha (343 residues) and beta (407 residues) that share the first 328 residues. For many years GPCRs were assumed to exist and function(More)
Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is a potent phospholipid mediator involved in various disease states such as allergic asthma, atherosclerosis and psoriasis. The human PAF receptor (PAFR) is a member of the G protein-coupled receptor family. Following PAF stimulation, cells become rapidly desensitized; this refractory state can be maintained for hours and(More)
The Aβ peptide that accumulates in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is derived from amyloid precursor protein (APP) following proteolysis by β- and γ-secretases. Substantial evidence indicates that alterations in APP trafficking within the secretory and endocytic pathways directly impact the interaction of APP with these secretases and subsequent Aβ production.(More)
Intracellular trafficking pathways of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), following their agonist-induced endocytosis and their consequences on receptor function, are the subject of intense research efforts. However, less is known regarding their constitutive endocytosis. We previously demonstrated that the beta isoform of the thromboxane A(2) receptor(More)
Calnuc is an ubiquitous Ca(++)-binding protein found in the cytoplasm where it binds different Galpha subunits, in the Golgi lumen where it constitutes a major Ca(++) storage pool, and outside the cell. We identified LDLR-related protein 9 (LRP9) as the first transmembrane protein shown to interact directly with Calnuc. LRP9 is a member of a new subfamily(More)
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