Florentine Gilis

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The hyaluronidase Hyal-1 is an acid hydrolase that degrades hyaluronic acid (HA), a component of the extracellular matrix. It is often designated as a lysosomal protein. Yet few data are available on its intracellular localization and trafficking. We demonstrate here that in RAW264.7 murine macrophages, Hyal-1 is synthesized as a glycosylated precursor that(More)
It has long been known that liver lysosomes contain an endoglycosidase activity able to degrade the high molecular mass glycosaminoglycan hyaluronic acid (HA). The identification and cloning of a hyaluronidase with an acidic pH optimum, Hyal-1, suggested it might be responsible for this activity. However, we previously reported that this hydrolase could(More)
ATG9A is a multispanning membrane protein required for autophagosome formation. Under basal conditions, neosynthesized ATG9A proteins travel to the Golgi apparatus and cycle between the trans-Golgi network and endosomes. In the present work, we searched for molecular determinants involved in the subcellular trafficking of human ATG9A in HeLa cells using(More)
A review of the Leuven data on the fragile X syndrome indicates that sudden infant death is frequently observed in the progeny of obligate female carriers. This observation may be another indication of a central nervous dysfunction in infants with this type of X-linked mental retardation.
ATG9A is the only polytopic protein of the mammalian autophagy-related protein family whose members regulate autophagosome formation during macroautophagy. At steady state, ATG9A localizes to several intracellular sites, including the Golgi apparatus, endosomes and the plasma membrane, and it redistributes towards autophagosomes upon autophagy induction.(More)
To identify patients at risk of cardiac expansion during hospital stay for a first acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 41 patients underwent right-sided cardiac catheterization soon after admission and serial 2-dimensional echocardiography on days 1, 3 or 4 and between days 7 and 10. Infarct expansion was recognized by echocardiography in 11 patients (27%),(More)
The Lactobacillus acidophilus growth was investigated to find the optimal concentrations of 2 nitrogen sources (thought to be in excess) and 2 organic acids. A Plackctt and Burman experimental design was used allowing identification of the more important factors with very few experiments. In the studied range, all the factors had a linear effect and a great(More)
Despite numerous studies, the significance of precordial ST-segment depression in inferior wall acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains unclear. No clinical studies have used 2-dimensional (2-D) echocardiography to compare AMI location in patients with or without so-called reciprocal ST changes. Therefore, the clinical, electrocardiographic,(More)