François Tercé

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The effect of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in protecting against atherosclerosis is usually attributed to its role in 'reverse cholesterol transport'. In this process, HDL particles mediate the efflux and the transport of cholesterol from peripheral cells to the liver for further metabolism and bile excretion. Thus, cell-surface receptors for HDL on(More)
Sulforaphane is an isothiocyanate that is present naturally in widely consumed vegetables and has a particularly high concentration in broccoli. This compound has been shown to block the formation of tumors initiated by chemicals in the rat. Although sulforaphane has been proposed to modulate the metabolism of carcinogens, its mechanism of action remains(More)
OBJECTIVE Several findings argue for a protective effect of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) against endothelial dysfunction. The molecular mechanisms underlying this protective effect are not fully understood, although recent works suggest that the actions of HDL on the endothelium are initiated by multiple interactions between HDLs (lipid or protein(More)
Cell surface receptors for high-density lipoprotein (HDL) on hepatocytes are major partners in the regulation of cholesterol homeostasis. We recently identified a cell surface ATP synthase as a high-affinity receptor for HDL apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) on human hepatocytes. Stimulation of this ectopic ATP synthase by apoA-I triggered a(More)
We have previously demonstrated on human hepatocytes that apolipoprotein A-I binding to an ecto-F1-ATPase stimulates the production of extracellular ADP that activates a P2Y13-mediated high-density lipoprotein (HDL) endocytosis pathway. Therefore, we investigated the mechanisms controlling the extracellular ATP/ADP level in hepatic cell lines and primary(More)
We have recently reported that cytostatic concentrations of the microsomal antiestrogen-binding site (AEBS) ligands, such as PBPE (N-pyrrolidino-(phenylmethyphenoxy)-ethanamine,HCl) and tamoxifen, induced differentiation characteristics in breast cancer cells through the accumulation of post-lanosterol intermediates of cholesterol biosynthesis. We show here(More)
Cell surface receptors for high-density lipoprotein (HDL) on hepatocytes are major partners in the regulation of cholesterol homeostasis. We have previously demonstrated on human hepatocytes that apolipoprotein A-I binding to an ectopic F(1)-ATPase stimulates the production of extracellular ADP that activates a P2Y(13)-mediated high-density lipoprotein(More)
Virus entry is a major step in which host-cell lipids can play an essential role. In this report, we investigated the importance of sphingolipids in hepatitis C virus (HCV) entry. For this purpose, sphingomyelin present in the plasma membrane of target cells was hydrolysed into ceramide by sphingomyelinase treatment. Interestingly, ceramide enrichment of(More)
OBJECTIVE Whereas estradiol prevents fatty streak deposit in immunocompetent apoE-/- or LDLr-/- mice, it is totally ineffective in immunodeficient mice, underlining the key role of immunoinflammation in this effect. In the present work, the role of several major pro- and antiinflammatory cytokines involved in the atheromatous process was evaluated in the(More)