Iwona M. Pranke

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Membrane curvature sensors have diverse structures and chemistries, suggesting that they might have the intrinsic capacity to discriminate between different types of vesicles in cells. In this paper, we compare the in vitro and in vivo membrane-binding properties of two curvature sensors that form very different amphipathic helices: the amphipathic(More)
The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is a cAMP-regulated chloride (Cl(-)) channel. Mutations of its gene lead to the disease of cystis fibrosis (CF) among which the most common is the deletion of phenylalanine at position 508 (Phe508del). CFTR is a multi-domain glycoprotein whose biosynthesis, maturation and functioning as an anion(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a multifactorial disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene ( CFTR), which encodes a cAMP-dependent Cl (-) channel. The most frequent mutation, F508del, leads to the synthesis of a prematurely degraded, otherwise partially functional protein. CFTR is expressed in many epithelia, with(More)
Deletion of Phe508 in the nucleotide binding domain (∆F508-NBD1) of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR; a cyclic AMP-regulated chloride channel) is the most frequent mutation associated with cystic fibrosis. This mutation affects the maturation and gating of CFTR protein. The search for new high-affinity ligands of CFTR acting as dual(More)
UNLABELLED We have previously shown (i) that the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) locates to lipid raft-like microdomains of epithelial cells upon TNF-α proinflammatory stimulation; and (ii) that TNF-α increases the membrane localization and the channel function of F508del-mutated CFTR. In the present work, we hypothesized that CFTR mutations(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease due to mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR), F508del-CFTR being the most frequent. Lipid raft-like microdomains (LRM) are regions of the plasma membrane that present a high cholesterol content and are insoluble to non-ionic detergents. LRM are essential functional and structural platforms(More)
Clinical studies with modulators of the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) protein have demonstrated that functional restoration of the mutated CFTR can lead to substantial clinical benefit. However, studies have shown highly variable patient responses. The objective of this study was to determine a biomarker predictive of the(More)
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