Eliane Porchet-Henneré

Learn More
In this study we describe the site and moment of histospecific differentiation in developmental stages of the annelid Platynereis dumerilii by use of biochemical markers. The monoclonal antibody (mab) OI7 and uncloned hybridoma supernatants (pAb's) OI8, OI10, OI46 and OI69 recognize neural antigens that appear asynchronously during development. By an(More)
Foreign bodies implanted into the coelomic cavity of the polychaete annelid, Nereis diversicolor, are rapidly encapsulated by coelomocytes. This phenomenon was studied ultrastructurally with thin sections and freeze-fracture preparations. A lysis of cells on the surface of the implant occurs. The cells discharge organelles that coat the foreign surface.(More)
We attempted to identify the nature and origin of the pigment produced by the marine worm Nereis diversicolor in order to isolate, in inert brown capsules, foreign objects introduced into its body cavity. This brown pigment, characterized by cytochemical techniques, could be a melanin. The activity of the enzyme phenoloxidase responsible for melanin(More)
Studies on membrane receptors have been performed on the Nereis coelomocytes using various lectins. In the agglutination assay, only LCA and WGA appeared nonreactive. Fluorescent lectins showed the poor reactivity of the eleocytes and the diversity of the receptors according to the granulocyte types. Types I-granulocytes reacted only with Con A. Type(More)
1. Mytilus pedal ganglion contains a small population of glial cells that are immunopositive for interleukin-1 alpha. Positively stained fibers can also be seen in the neuropil of these sections. 2. The marine worm Nereis diversicolor also exhibits positive neural immunostaining for interleukin-1 alpha. 3. Both organisms contain hemocytes that contain(More)
Incubation of mouse thymocytes with 10 microM monensin for 1 hour induces morphological alterations characterized by the extensive dilatation and vacuolization of the Golgi complex. This effect is used to study the transport and utilization of labelled sugar nucleotides into intracellular vesicles by using thymocytes whose plasma membrane has been(More)
The coccidian, Coelotropha durchoni, manages to develop in its host, the polycheate annelid, Nereis diversicolor, because of its ability to circumvent the host's internal defence system. First, it avoids phagocytes by penetrating other cells, principally eleocytes and muscular cells, where it undergoes a phase of intracellular development. After becoming(More)
Globular, non-adherent coelomocytes, called "G3 granulocytes", of the polychaetous annelid Nereis diversicolor display spontaneous cytotoxicity. These cells were found capable of killing invertebrate as well as vertebrate target cells by a contact-dependent cytolytic process. Cytotoxic activity of G3 granulocytes against foreign cells develops in three(More)
Some evidence that rhoptries of invasive stages of Coccidia are extrusive organelles has been found in a study of Toxoplasma, after conventional electron microscopy, cryosubstitution preparations, and freeze-fracture. Periodic rows of intramembranous particles were seen in the membrane of the rhoptries. The ducts of the organelles are positioned by two(More)
1. Mytilus pedal ganglion contains a small population of glial cells that are immunopositive for interleukin-1α. Positively stained fibers can also be seen in the neuropil of these sections. 2. The marine wormNereis diversicolor also exhibits positive neural immunostaining for interleukin-1α. 3. Both organisms contain hemocytes that contain immunoactivity(More)