Djenann Saint-Dic

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Huntingtin-interacting protein 1-related (HIP1r) is the only known mammalian relative of huntingtin-interacting protein 1 (HIP1), a protein that transforms fibroblasts via undefined mechanisms. Here we demonstrate that both HIP1r and HIP1 bind inositol lipids via their epsin N-terminal homology (ENTH) domains. In contrast to other ENTH domain-containing(More)
Azurin, a copper-containing redox protein released by the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is highly cytotoxic to the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7, but is less cytotoxic toward p53-negative (MDA-MB-157) or nonfunctional p53 cell lines like MDD2 and MDA-MB-231. The purpose of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of the(More)
Huntingtin Interacting Protein 1 (HIP1) binds clathrin and AP2, is overexpressed in multiple human tumors, and transforms fibroblasts. The function of HIP1 is unknown although it is thought to play a fundamental role in clathrin trafficking. Gene-targeted Hip1-/- mice develop premature testicular degeneration and severe spinal deformities. Yet, although(More)
A Vibrio cholerae deletion mutant lacking VS2773, a parA partitioning gene homolog located in a parAB operon on the large chromosome, displays altered positioning of the large chromosome origin. Deletion of a second parA homolog on the large chromosome (VC2061) does not affect its origin positioning. The origin position of the small chromosome is unchanged(More)
The clathrin-associated protein, Huntingtin Interacting Protein 1 (HIP1), is overexpressed in multiple human epithelial tumors. Here, we report that HIP1 is a novel oncoprotein that transforms cells. HIP1-transformed cells, in contrast to RasV12-transformed cells, have dysregulation of multiple receptors involved in clathrin trafficking. Examples include(More)
Although most bacteria contain a single circular chromosome, some have complex genomes, and all Vibrio species studied so far contain both a large and a small chromosome. In recent years, the divided genome of Vibrio cholerae has proven to be an interesting model system with both parallels to and novel features compared with the genome of Escherichia coli.(More)
TRAPP is a multisubunit complex that functions in membrane traffic. Mutations in the mammalian TRAPP protein C2 are linked to the skeletal disorder spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda (SEDT) that is thought to arise from an inability to secrete procollagen from the endoplasmic reticulum. Here, we show that C2 binds to the SNARE protein Syntaxin 5 and this(More)
The use of bacteria in the regression of tumors has long been known. Various approaches for using bacteria in cancer therapy include the use of bacteria as sensitizing agents for chemotherapy, as delivery agents for cancer drugs and as agents for gene therapy. The tumor regression stimulated by infecting microorganisms has been attributed to activation of(More)
It has been shown previously that the Huntingtin interacting protein 1 gene (HIP1) was fused to the platelet-derived growth factor beta receptor gene (PDGFbetaR) in leukemic cells of a patient with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. This resulted in the expression of the chimeric HIP1/PDGFbetaR protein, which oligomerizes, is constitutively(More)
Chromosome congression requires the stable attachment of microtubules to chromosomes mediated by the kinetochore, a large proteinaceous structure whose mechanism of assembly is unknown. In this paper, we present the finding that a protein called TRAMM (formerly known as TrappC12) plays a role in mitosis. Depletion of TRAMM resulted in noncongressed(More)