Jean-Claude Lacroix

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Germinal vesicles of oocytes from Pleurodeles waltlii were used for immunization of BALB/c mice to obtain hybridomas secreting monoclonal antibodies. The hybridomas were screened for reactivity of their antibodies against lampbrush chromosomes of oocytes, as revealed by indirect immunostaining. Antibodies labelling the lampbrush chromosomes were also tested(More)
The method of spreading transcription complexes has been applied to amphibian oocytes of Pleurodeles genus. Complexes of nucleolar origin show a regular and homogeneous organization similar to that described in other materials. The observations add to the interpretation as an amplification of nucleolar DNA and a redundancy of ribosomal cistrons in the two(More)
The distribution of a nuclear antigen ofPleurodeles waltl oocytes, recognized by the monoclonal antibody B24/1, has been studied during oogenesis and early embryonic development. In stage I oocytes the antigen was localized in the nucleoplasm and on two atypical structures of lampbrush chromosomes, the spheres (S) and the mass (M). The immunostaining(More)
Monoclonal antibodies against germinal vesicle antigens from Pleurodeles oocytes crossreact with lampbrush chromosomes of various Triturus species: C36/6, A33/22 and B71/22 bind to most lateral loops, B24/3 labels the spheres, while A1/5 and B81 give a distribution of fluorescent loops which is highly reproducible and species specific. — The antigens(More)
Monoclonal antibodies A33/22 and La11G7 have been used to study the distribution of the corre-sponding antigens, PwA33 and La, on the lampbrush chromosome loops and nucleoplasmic structures of P. waltl oocytes, using immunofluorescence, confocal laser scanning microscopy and immunogold labeling. The results obtained with these antibodies have been compared(More)
Two subsets of lateral loops scattered on lampbrush chromosomes of the newtPleurodeles waltl were characterized. One group was identified by labelling with a monoclonal antibody (A1). The second group was identified by the ability of the loops to be induced by heat treatment. Three loops of each subset were mapped on a short region of the two homologues of(More)
The distribution of 2 nuclear antigens in the interphase nuclei of liver of Pleurodeles waltl was determined with the help of monoclonal antibodies, using immunofluorescence for light microscopy and indirect immunoperoxidase and immunogold labeling procedures for electron microscopic localization. The antibodies C36/1 and A33/22 label antigens with relative(More)
Larvae of Pleurodeles poireti were maintained during their development at a high temperature (31° C). In several species of amphibians, such a treatment is known to change the sex ratio through the inversion of genotypic females into phenotypic males. Pleurodeles poireti is an exception. It is the first reported amphibian in which heat induces an inversion(More)
Fibronectin (FN) synthesis during oogenesis and early embryogenesis of the amphibian Pleurodeles waltlii was investigated. The isotopically labelled amino acids [3H]leucine and [35S]methionine were incubated with oocytes or microinjected into embryos. Newly synthesized FN was analysed by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, using the high resolution(More)
Evidence is given that the organo-phosphates mevinphos and malathion perturb the retinal functioning of the white mouse by acting 1. directly on the photoreceptors; 2. by a synaptolytic effect due to the inhibition of cholinesterases; 3. likely by a damage of the bipolar and/or the ganglion neurones.