Danielle Moinier

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This paper describes the purification, sequence, and biological properties of a 38-amino acid residue peptide from the venom of Dendroaspis angusticeps which shared important sequence homologies with natriuretic peptides. Dendroaspis natriuretic peptide (DNP) relaxed aortic strips that had been contracted by 40 mM KCl with a potency (K0.5 = 20 nM) similar(More)
New peptides have been isolated from the sea anemone Anemonia sulcata which inhibit competitively the binding of 125I-dendrotoxin I (a classical ligand for K+ channel) to rat brain membranes and behave as blockers of voltage-sensitive K+ channels. Sea anemone kalicludines are 58-59-amino acid peptides cross-linked with three disulfide bridges. They are(More)
1. In the present study, two new peptides, phrixotoxins PaTx1 and PaTx2 (29-31 amino acids), which potently block A-type potassium currents, have been purified from the venom of the tarantula Phrixotrichus auratus. 2. Phrixotoxins specifically block Kv4.3 and Kv4.2 currents that underlie I(to1), with an 5 < IC50 < 70 nM, by altering the gating properties of(More)
We report the first use of tandem affinity purification (TAP) in a prokaryote to purify native protein complexes, and demonstrate its reliability and power. We purified the acyl carrier protein (ACP) of Escherichia coli, a protein involved in a myriad of metabolic pathways. Besides the identification of several known partners of ACP, we rediscovered(More)
Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus is the largest known virus in both particle size and genome complexity. Its 1.2-Mb genome encodes 911 proteins, among which only 298 have predicted functions. The composition of purified isolated virions was analyzed by using a combined electrophoresis/mass spectrometry approach allowing the identification of 114 proteins.(More)
Calcicludine (CaC) is a 60-amino acid polypeptide from the venom of Dendroaspis angusticeps. It is structurally homologous to the Kunitz-type protease inhibitor, to dendrotoxins, which block K+ channels, and to the protease inhibitor domain of the amyloid beta protein that accumulates in Alzheimer disease. Voltage-clamp experiments on a variety of excitable(More)
The proteome of Rickettsia felis, an obligate intracellular bacterium responsible for spotted fever, was analyzed using two complementary proteomic approaches: 2-DE coupled with MALDI-TOF, and SDS-PAGE with nanoLC-MS/MS. This strategy allowed identification of 165 proteins and helped to answer some questions raised by the genome sequence of this bacterium.(More)
A moderately acidophilic, facultative chemoautotrophic, As(III)-oxidizing Thiomonas sp. (strain 3AsT) was previously shown, on the basis of comparative 16S rRNA gene sequences, to be closely related to both Tm. perometabolis DSM 18570T and Tm. intermedia DSM 18155T. While it had shared many physiological traits with Tm. intermedia T, a mean DNA–DNA(More)
Mamba intestinal toxin (MIT(1)) isolated from Dendroaspis polylepis venom is a 81 amino acid polypeptide cross-linked by five disulphide bridges. MIT(1) has a very potent action on guinea-pig intestinal contractility. MIT(1) (1 nM) potently contracts longitudinal ileal muscle and distal colon, and this contraction is equivalent to that of 40 mM K(+).(More)
The method of two-dimensional protein gel electrophoresis was used to evaluate the changes at the proteins level following oxygen exposure of the anaerobic sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough. Fifty-seven proteins showed significant differential expression. The cellular concentration of 35 proteins decreased while that of(More)