Jean-Luc Cacas

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Although glycosyl inositol phosphoryl ceramides (GIPCs) represent the most abundant class of sphingolipids in plants, they still remain poorly characterized in terms of structure and biodiversity. More than 50 years after their discovery, little is known about their subcellular distribution and their exact roles in membrane structure and biological(More)
In eukaryotic organisms, sphingolipids are major structural lipids of biological membranes and perform additional essential functions as signalling molecules. While long-chain bases (LCB), the common precursor to all sphingolipid classes, is represented by only one major molecular species in animals and fungi, up to nine LCB have been found in plants. In(More)
The structural characterization of Glycosyl-Inositol-Phospho-Ceramides (GIPCs), which are the main sphingolipids of plant tissues, is a critical step towards the understanding of their physiological function. After optimization of their extraction, numerous plant GIPCs have been characterized by mass spectrometry. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization(More)
Eukaryotic cells have to constantly cope with environmental cues and integrate developmental signals. Cell survival or death is the only possible outcome. In the field of animal biology, tremendous efforts have been put into the understanding of mechanisms underlying cell fate decision. Distinct organelles have been proven to sense a broad range of stimuli(More)
Cryptogein is a 10 kDa protein secreted by the oomycete Phytophthora cryptogea that activates defence mechanisms in tobacco plants. Among early signalling events triggered by this microbial-associated molecular pattern is a transient apoplastic oxidative burst which is dependent on the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase activity of(More)
Various physiological imbalances lead to reactive oxygen species (ROS) overproduction and/or increases in lipoxygenase (LOX) activities, both events ending in lipid peroxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Besides the quantification of such a process, the development of tools is necessary in order to allow the identification of the primary cause(More)
The formation of plasma membrane (PM) microdomains plays a crucial role in the regulation of membrane signaling and trafficking. Remorins are a plant-specific family of proteins organized in six phylogenetic groups, and Remorins of group 1 are among the few plant proteins known to specifically associate with membrane rafts. As such, they are valuable to(More)
What are the most abundant sphingolipids on earth? The answer is Glycosyl Inositol Phosphoryl Ceramides (GIPCs) present in fungi and the green lineage. In this review, we discuss the putative role of plant GIPCs in the lipid bilayer asymmetry, in the lateral organization of membrane rafts and in the very long chain fatty acid inter-leaflet coupling of(More)
The interphase nucleus exists as a highly dynamic system, the physical properties of which have functional importance in gene regulation. Not only can gene expression be influenced by the local sequence context, but also by the architecture of the nucleus in three-dimensions (3D), and by the interactions between these levels via chromatin modifications. A(More)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université de Bordeaux, 33076 Bordeaux cedex, France (A.P., J.-L.C., M.C., S.M., S.R.); The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich NR4 7UH, United Kingdom (S.R.); Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire Numérique, Université de Liège, B-5030 Gembloux, Belgium (J.-M.C., L.L.); and Equipe de Virologie,(More)