Fabrice Mérezègue

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Apicomplexan parasites cause devastating diseases including malaria and toxoplasmosis. They harbour a plastid-like, non-photosynthetic organelle of algal origin, the apicoplast, which fulfils critical functions for parasite survival. Because of its essential and original metabolic pathways, the apicoplast has become a target for the development of new(More)
We showed previously that the spleen tyrosine kinase Syk is expressed by mammary epithelial cells and that it suppresses malignant growth of breast cancer cells. The exact molecular mechanism of its tumor-suppressive activity remains, however, to be identified. Here, we show that Syk colocalizes and copurifies with the centrosomal component gamma-tubulin(More)
The nonreceptor Syk kinase is detected in epithelial cells, where it acts as a tumor suppressor, in addition to its well-established role in immunoreceptor-based signal transduction in hematopoietic cells. Thus, several carcinomas and melanomas have subnormal concentrations of Syk. Although Syk is mainly localized at the plasma membrane, it is also present(More)
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