Catherine Lasselin

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We have used the three-dimensional culture system in alginate beads to redifferentiate human articular chondrocytes which were first expanded on a plastic support. After 15 days in alginate beads, electron microscopy showed that cells had synthesized an extracellular matrix containing collagen fibrils. Electrophoretic analysis of proline-labeled cells(More)
OBJECTIVE Uptake of modified low-density lipoprotein (LDL) by macrophages through scavenger receptors results in lipid droplets accumulation and foam cell formation. Excess lipid deposition in macrophages has been reported to modulate expression of several genes including adipophilin. In this study, we investigated the function of adipophilin in lipid(More)
Dermal fibroblast cultures from three siblings with a severe form of osteogenesis imperfecta were established in order to analyze their procollagen and collagen synthesis. Cell strains from clinically normal consanguineous parents (first cousins), were also obtained for comparison. Total collagen production in culture media was diminished by 55% in the(More)
Type I collagen chains of a proband from a family with recurrent lethal osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) migrated as a doublet when submitted to gel electrophoresis. Cyanogen bromide (CNBr) peptide mapping demonstrated that the post-translational over-modifications were initiated in α1ICB7. Chemical cleavage of cDNA-RNA heteroduplexes identified a mismatch in(More)
Lipid accumulation alters macrophage biology and contributes to lipid retention within the vessel wall. In this study, we investigated the role of adipophilin on triglyceride accumulation and lipid-droplet formation in THP-1-derived macrophages (THP-1 macrophages). In the presence of acetylated low-density lipoprotein, macrophages infected with an(More)
A new lethal brittle bone disease is described in three patients with slender long bones, thin ribs, hypomineralized calvaria, and normal facial appearance. In spite of several limb fractures this syndrome can be differentiated from the lethal forms of osteogenesis imperfecta and is better related to the thin-bone group of lethal dysplasias. Biochemical(More)
A three generation family with Stickler syndrome is reported. Affected patients exhibited myopia with frequent retinal detachment or glaucoma. Most of them had characteristic facial dysmorphism, the Pierre-Robin sequence being observed in four individuals. Neonatal radiological signs of the Weissenbacher-Zweymüller syndrome were also noticed but early(More)
OBJECTIVE Cholesterol accumulation in macrophages is known to alter macrophage biology. In this article we studied the impact of macrophage cholesterol loading on gene expression and identified a novel gene implicated in cell death. METHODS AND RESULTS The regulated in development and DNA damage response 2 (REDD2) gene was strongly upregulated as THP-1(More)
All studied isolates of Salmonella serotypes abortusovis (16 strains), enteritidis (30 strains), paratyphi C (29 strains), and 2 out of 10 isolates of serotype newport harboured large 54-76-Kb plasmids. No such plasmids were found in the following serotypes: agona, bovismorbificans, heidelberg, infantis, panama, paratyphi A, paratyphi B, saintpaul,(More)
The influence of field-defining shielding blocks on the output of a cobalt unit and of seven different accelerators (one with dual energy output) has been investigated. The quality indices range from 0.57 (cobalt-60) to 0.79. The loss in output due to shielding blocks has been calculated taking into account loss in phantom scatter only. Comparison with(More)