Francine Fèvre

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Bilayers were formed at the tip of microelectrodes from a suspension of proteoliposomes derived from wild-type and porin-deficient mutant yeast mitochondria. In both preparations, identical cationic channels of large conductance were recorded. This result rules out any relationship between this channel and the outer membrane voltage-dependent anion channel,(More)
A voltage-dependent cationic channel of large conductance is observed in phospholipid bilayers formed by the tip-dip method from proteoliposomes derived from mitochondrial membranes. It is blocked by peptide M, a 13 residue peptide having the properties of a mitochondrial signal sequence. To verify the reliability of the experimental approach, mitochondrial(More)
We have previously shown that a 13-residue basic peptide, derived from the presequence of a mitochondrial precursor, blocked the cationic channel of the outer mitochondrial membrane. The properties of the blockade suggested that the peptide could go through the pore in the presence of a sufficient driving force. In an attempt to evaluate more precisely the(More)
In addition to the voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC), mitochondrial outer membranes contain a cationic channel of large conductance, which is blocked by a mitochondrial addressing peptide (peptide-sensitive channel, PSC). Bovine adrenal cortex mitochondria were solubilized in 1.5% octyl beta-glucoside, and membrane vesicles were reconstituted by slow(More)
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