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Acinetobacter baumannii causes severe infections in compromised patients. We combined SDS-PAGE, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS and MALDI-TOF) to separate and characterize the proteins of the cell envelope of this bacterium. In total, 135 proteins (inner and outer membrane proteins) were identified. In this analysis, we(More)
Excess manganese (Mn) supply causes formation of visible brown depositions in the cell walls of leaves of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), which consist of oxidized Mn and oxidized phenols. Because oxidation of Mn and phenolic compounds in the leaf apoplast was proposed to be catalyzed by apoplastic peroxidases (PODs), induction of these enzymes by Mn excess was(More)
Thiomonas strains are ubiquitous in arsenic-contaminated environments. Differences between Thiomonas strains in the way they have adapted and respond to arsenic have never been studied in detail. For this purpose, five Thiomonas strains, that are interesting in terms of arsenic metabolism were selected: T. arsenivorans, Thiomonas spp. WJ68 and 3As are able(More)
In eucaryotes, glycolytic enzymes are classically regarded as being localised in the cytosol. Recently, we have shown that part of the cellular pool of the glycolytic enzyme, enolase, is tightly associated with the mitochondrial surface in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (N. Entelis, I. Brandina, P. Kamenski, I.A. Krasheninnikov, R.P. Martin and I.(More)
Proteins belonging to the family of DING proteins are ubiquitous in animals and several of them are associated with various diseases. Their presence in a few plant species has previously been reported and the St John's Wort DING protein was recently described as an inhibitor of HIV replication and transcription. However, data about DING protein occurrence(More)
In the present study, total proteins from a tissue of an infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast (IDCA) were compared by the two-dimensional electrophoresis (2D-PAGE) to proteins from an adjacent non-neoplastic breast tissue. Analysis of multiple gels for each sample identified nine proteins present in the tumor sample that were less present in the(More)
It has been recently shown that resistance to both imipenem and meropenem in multidrug-resistant clinical strains of Acinetobacter baumannii is associated with the loss of a heat-modifiable 25/29-kDa outer membrane protein, called CarO. This study aimed to investigate the channel-forming properties of CarO. Mass spectrometry analyses of this protein band(More)
Poleroviruses are phytoviruses strictly transmitted by phloem-feeding aphids in a circulative and nonpropagative mode. During ingestion, aphids sample virions in sieve tubes along with sap. Therefore, any sap protein bound to virions will be acquired by the insects and could potentially be involved in the transmission process. By developing in vitro(More)
Elicitors are known to trigger plant defenses in response to biotic stress, but do not systematically lead to effective resistance to pathogens. The reasons explaining such differences remain misunderstood. Therefore, elicitation and induced resistance (IR) were investigated through the comparison of two modified β-1,3 glucans applied on grapevine (Vitis(More)
Induction of plant resistance against pathogens by defense elicitors constitutes an attractive strategy to reduce the use of fungicides in crop protection. However, all elicitors do not systematically confer protection against pathogens. Elicitor-induced resistance (IR) thus merits to be further characterized in order to understand what makes an elicitor(More)