Jamal-Eddine Bouameur

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Plectin is a versatile cytolinker protein critically involved in the organization of the cytoskeletal filamentous system. The muscle-specific intermediate filament (IF) protein desmin, which progressively replaces vimentin during differentiation of myoblasts, is one of the important binding partners of plectin in mature muscle. Defects of either plectin or(More)
The plakin family consists of giant proteins involved in the cross-linking and organization of the cytoskeleton and adhesion complexes. They further modulate several fundamental biological processes, such as cell adhesion, migration, and polarization or signaling pathways. Inherited and acquired defects of plakins in humans and in animal models potentially(More)
Plectin, a cytolinker of the plakin family, anchors the intermediate filament (IF) network formed by keratins 5 and 14 (K5/K14) to hemidesmosomes, junctional adhesion complexes in basal keratinocytes. Genetic alterations of these proteins cause epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) characterized by disturbed cytoarchitecture and cell fragility. The mechanisms(More)
Plectin is a versatile cytolinker of the plakin family conferring cell resilience to mechanical stress in stratified epithelia and muscles. It acts as a critical organizer of the cytoskeletal system by tethering various intermediate filament (IF) networks through its C-terminal IF-binding domain (IFBD). Mutations affecting the IFBD cause devastating human(More)
Protein-protein interactions are fundamental for most biological processes, such as the formation of cellular structures and enzymatic complexes or in signaling pathways. The identification and characterization of protein-protein interactions are therefore essential for understanding the mechanisms and regulation of biological systems. The organization and(More)
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