Christophe Place

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We report here, the localization of a new recessive non-syndromal deafness gene (DFNB12) to 10q21-22 by linkage analysis, of a Sunni family. Affected individuals suffer from congenital profound sensorineural hearing loss. A maximum LOD score of 6.40 (theta = 0.00) was obtained with locus D10S535. Analysis of patients carrying recombinations mapped the gene(More)
Molecular combing is a powerful procedure for aligning a large array of DNA molecules onto a surface. This technique usually leads to an overstretching of about 150% of the molecules' contour length. By changing the magnitude of capillary forces during the combing process, we were able to reduce the relative extension of the DNA molecules. Thus we achieved(More)
The recessive mode of transmission accounts for approximately 75% of inherited non syndromic deafness cases. We have previously designed the conditions for linkage studies of this highly heterogeneous disorder [Guilford et al. (1994) Nature Genet. 6, 24-28]. Here, using a similar approach, we have studied the segregation of a gene responsible for(More)
The possibility that the sliding motion of proteins on DNA is influenced by the base sequence through a base pair reading interaction, is considered. Referring to the case of the T7 RNA-polymerase, we show that the protein should follow a noise-influenced sequence-dependent motion which deviate from the standard random walk usually assumed. The general(More)
Controlled movement of materials or molecules within the nanometer range is essential in many applications of nanotechnology. Here we report the capture, movement, and release of cargo molecules along DNA by a modified form of T7 RNA polymerase (RNAP) in a manner that is controlled by the sequence of the DNA. Using single-molecule methods, we visualize the(More)
We introduce a probabilistic model for protein sliding motion along DNA during the search of a target sequence. The model accounts for possible effects due to sequence-dependent interaction between the nonspecific DNA and the protein. Hydrogen bonds formed at the target site are used as the main sequence-dependent interaction between protein and DNA. The(More)
The complex C1 triggers the activation of the Complement classical pathway through the recognition and binding of antigen-antibody complex by its subunit C1q. The globular region of C1q is responsible for C1 binding to the immune complex. C1q can also bind nonimmune molecules such as DNA and sulfated polysaccharides, leading either to the activation or(More)
Recent progresses in cellular biology have shown that the nucleus of a living cell is a structured integration of many functional domains with a complex spatial organization. This organization, as well as molecular and biochemical processes, is time regulated. In the past years many investigations have been performed using fluorescent microscopy techniques(More)
Nucleolin is present in diverse cellular compartments and is involved in a variety of cellular processes from nucleolar structure and function to intracellular trafficking, cell adhesion and migration. Recently, nucleolin has been localized at the mature centriole where it is involved in microtubule nucleation and anchoring. Although this new function of(More)