Christian Salesse

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The lipid monolayer model membrane is useful for studying the parameters responsible for protein and peptide membrane binding. Different approaches have been used to determine the extent of protein and peptide binding to lipid monolayers. This review focuses on the use of the "maximum insertion pressure" (MIP) to estimate the extent of protein and peptide(More)
The accumulation of fibronectin (FN) in response to corneal epithelium injury has been postulated to turn on expression of the FN-binding integrin alpha(5)beta(1). In this work, we determined whether the activity directed by the alpha(5) gene promoter can be modulated by FN in rabbit corneal epithelial cells (RCEC). The activity driven by chloramphenicol(More)
The visual photoreception takes place in the retina, where specialized rod and cone photoreceptor cells are located. The rod outer segments contain a stack of 500-2,000 sealed membrane disks. Rhodopsin is the visual pigment located in rod outer segment disks, it is a member of the G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) superfamily, an important group of membrane(More)
Retinoid metabolism is important for many physiological functions, such as differenciation, growth, and vision. In the visual context, after the absorption of light in rod photoreceptors by the visual pigment rhodopsin, 11-cis retinal is isomerized to all-trans retinal. This retinoid subsequently undergoes a series of modifications during the visual cycle(More)
Many different processes take place at the cell membrane interface. Indeed, for instance, ligands bind membrane proteins which in turn activate peripheral membrane proteins, some of which are enzymes whose action is also located at the membrane interface. Native cell membranes are difficult to use to gain information on the activity of individual proteins(More)
Myristoyl switch is a feature of several peripheral membrane proteins involved in signal transduction pathways. This unique molecular property is best illustrated by the "Ca(2+)-myristoyl switch" of recoverin, which is a Ca(2+)-binding protein present in retinal rod cells of vertebrates. In this transduction pathway, the Ca(2+)-myristoyl switch acts as a(More)
Colchicine is a potent antimitotic poison which is well known to prevent microtubule assembly by binding tubulin very tightly. Colchicine also possesses anti-inflammatory properties which are not well understood yet. Here we show that colchicine tightly interacts with lipid layers. The physical and biological properties of three different lipid derivatives(More)
Polarization-modulated infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS) was used to follow the hydrolysis of phospholipid monolayers at the air-water interface by phospholipase A2 (PLA2). The decrease in the intensity of the nuC=O ester band of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine at 1733 cm(-1) and the appearance of two new infrared bands in the 1530-1580(More)
The binding of peripheral proteins to membranes results in different biological effects. The large diversity of membrane lipids is thought to modulate the activity of these proteins. However, information on the selective binding of peripheral proteins to membrane lipids is still largely lacking. Lipid monolayers at the air/water interface are useful model(More)
PURPOSE To achieve a better understanding of the involvement of phospholipases in the inflammation and wound-healing processes in human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs), expression of phospholipase A2s (PLA2s) and phospholipase Cs (PLCs) was examined in the human corneal epithelium. METHODS Specific primers were designed for RT-PCR amplification of the(More)