Christine Drevet

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The Agrobacterium tumefaciens nopaline strain 82.139 induces non-teratogenic shooty tumours on several plant species. We have determined the position of the T-region oncogenes in a 11.4 kb Xba I fragment which shows a general organization similar to its pTiC58 counterpart. Sequence analysis of the 4.7 kb right part of this fragment allowed us to identify(More)
A cDNA clone encoding a dehydrin gene was isolated from a cDNA library prepared from white spruce (Picea glauca) needle mRNAs. The cDNA, designated PgDhn1, is 1159 nucleotides long and has an open reading frame of 735 bp with a deduced amino acid sequence of 245 residues. The PgDhn1 amino acid sequence is highly hydrophilic and possesses four conserved(More)
The function of seven paralogues phylogenetically related to the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fur4p together with a number of functionally related transporters present in Aspergillus nidulans has been investigated. After deletion of the cognate genes we checked the incorporation of radiolabelled substrates, utilization of nitrogen sources, resistance to toxic(More)
In Aspergillus nidulans the xanA gene codes for a xanthine alpha-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase, an enzyme only present in the fungal kingdom. The 5' region of this gene, including its putative promoter and the first 54 codons of the open reading frame, together with the first intron is duplicated in the genome. This duplication corresponds to a(More)
The xanthine oxidases and dehydrogenases are among the most conserved enzymes in all living kingdoms. They contain the molybdopterin cofactor Moco. We show here that in the fungi, in addition to xanthine dehydrogenase, a completely different enzyme is able to catalyse the oxidation of xanthine to uric acid. In Aspergillus nidulans this enzyme is coded by(More)
The retinoblastoma (RB) gene plays a key role in cell cycle control by regulation of G1 growth arrest. This gene is inactivated in some human cancers and in most small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) cell lines. The aim of this study was to analyze the mechanisms of RB silencing in freshly excised neuroendocrine (NE) tumors embracing the entire spectrum of NE(More)
A presumably full-length cDNA encoding a putative glycine-rich RNA binding protein was isolated from a lambdaZAP cDNA library prepared from mRNAs extracted from needles of 2year old white spruce seedlings, which had been either wounded or jasmonate-treated. The cDNA, designated PgRNP (Picea glauca RNP protein), presents a 468bp open reading frame encoding a(More)
In this article we study the cellular expression of UapA and AzgA, the two major purine transporters of Aspergillus nidulans, by constructing strains expressing, from their native promoters, fully functional fluorescent (UapA-sGFP, AzgA-sGFP) or immunological (UapA-His) chimeric transporters. Epifluorescence microscopy and immunodetection showed that under(More)
The azgA gene of Aspergillus nidulans encodes a hypoxanthine-adenine-guanine transporter. It has been cloned by a novel transposon methodology. The null phenotype of azgA was defined by a number of mutations, including a large deletion. In mycelia, the azgA gene is, like other genes of purine catabolism, induced by uric acid and repressed by ammonium. Its(More)
The CRISPR (clustered, regularly, interspaced, short, palindromic repeats)-Cas (CRISPR-associated genes) systems of archaea and bacteria provide adaptive immunity against viruses and other selfish elements and are believed to curtail horizontal gene transfer (HGT). Limiting acquisition of new genetic material could be one of the sources of the fitness cost(More)