J. -P. Verbelen

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We have developed a method for the colocalization of xyloglucan endotransglycosylase (XET) activity and the donor substrates to which it has access in situ and in vivo. Sulforhodamine conjugates of xyloglucan oligosaccharides (XGO-SRs), infiltrated into the tissue, act as acceptor substrate for the enzyme; endogenous xyloglucan acts as donor substrate.(More)
Root hairs are formed by two separate processes: initiation and subsequent tip growth. Root hair initiation is always accompanied by a highly localized increase in xyloglucan endotransglycosylase (XET) action at the site of future bulge formation, where the trichoblast locally loosens its cell wall. This suggests an important role of XET in the first stages(More)
Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is an intermediate filament (IF) protein expressed upon maturation of astrocytes and upregulated during reactive astrogliosis. Its expression is modulated by several growth factors and hormones. Although an upregulation of intracellular cAMP is required for the induction of GFAP expression in astrocytes, little(More)
To test whether reversible tubulin phosphorylation plays any role in the process of plant mitosis the effects of inhibitors of tyrosine kinases, herbimycin A, genistein and tyrphostin AG 18, and of an inhibitor of tyrosine phosphatases, sodium orthovanadate, on microtubule organization and mitosis progression in a synchronized BY-2 culture has been(More)
In order to investigate the role of various serine/threonine protein kinases and protein phosphatases in the regulation of mitosis progression in plant cells, the influence of cyclin(olomoucine) and Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent (W7) protein kinases inhibitors, as well as protein kinase C inhibitors (H7 and staurosporine), and a protein phosphatases inhibitor(More)
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