Chantal Godin

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A neuropathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease is the presence of amyloid plaques. The major constituent of these plaques, occurring largely in brain areas important for memory and cognition, is the 40-42 amyloid residues (Abeta). Abeta is derived from the amyloid protein precursor after cleavage by the recently identified beta-secretase (BACE1) and(More)
A growing body of evidence indicates that presenilins could exist and be active as oligomeric complexes. Using yeast two-hybrid and cell culture analysis, we provide evidence that presenilin-1 (PS1) may self-oligomerize giving rise to specific full-length/full-length homodimers. When expressed in N2A and HEK239T cultured cells, full-length PS1-wt and(More)
To gain insight into presenilin-1 (PS1) structural aspects, we explored the structure-function relationship of its N- and C-terminal (NTF and CTF, respectively) complexes. We demonstrated that both NTF and CTF act as independent but inter-changing binding units capable of binding each other (NTF/CTF) or their homologues (NTF/NTF; CTF/CTF). The Alzheimer's(More)
Surfactant synthesis within developing fetal lung type II cells is affected by testosterone and 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone (5alpha-DHT). The pulmonary epithelial cell line A549, isolated from a human lung carcinoma, like normal lung type II cell, produces disaturated phosphatidylcholines and has been widely used for studying the regulation of surfactant(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to compare the effects of 2 doses of pioglitazone hydrochloride (a thiazolidinedione insulin sensitizer) with placebo on glycated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)), insulin sensitivity, and lipid profiles in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who had suboptimal glycemic control and mild dyslipidemia. METHODS Patients with type(More)
Fanconi anemia (FA) proteins are thought to play a role in chromosome stability and repair of DNA cross-links; however, these functions may not fully explain the developmental abnormalities and bone marrow failure that are characteristic of FA individuals. Here we associate the FA proteins with the Notch1 developmental pathway through a direct(More)
The objectives of this study were (1) to investigate the effect of operator variability on the shear bond strength of adhesives to dentin and (2) to determine the effectiveness of education on bonding performance for different types of adhesives. Thirty general practitioners were recruited for a CE course by a regional mailing. They used bovine dentin as a(More)