Claire Lorenzo

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Optic atrophy type 1 (OPA1, MIM 165500) is a dominantly inherited optic neuropathy occurring in 1 in 50,000 individuals that features progressive loss in visual acuity leading, in many cases, to legal blindness. Phenotypic variations and loss of retinal ganglion cells, as found in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), have suggested possible(More)
The cellular level of the CDC25A phosphatase is tightly regulated during both the normal and genotoxic-perturbed cell cycle. Here, we describe a caspase-dependent cleavage of this protein at residue D223 in non-genotoxic apoptotic conditions. This specific proteolysis generates a catalytically active C-terminal fragment that localizes to the nuclear(More)
CDC25 phosphatases control cell-cycle progression by dephosphorylating and activating cyclin-dependent kinases. CDC25B, one of the three members of this family in human cells, is thought to regulate initial mitotic events. CDC25B is an unstable protein whose proteasomal degradation is proposed to be controlled by beta-TrCP. Here, we have investigated the(More)
Adenosine deaminases that act on RNA (ADARs) carry out adenosine (A) to inosine (I) editing reactions with a known requirement for duplex RNA. Here, we show that ADARs also react with DNA/RNA hybrid duplexes. Hybrid substrates are deaminated efficiently by ADAR deaminase domains at dA-C mismatches and with E to Q mutations in the base flipping loop of the(More)
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