Jean-Luc Parent

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Regulatory influence of the G-quadruplex or G4 motif present within the nuclease hypersensitive element (NHE) in the promoter of c-MYC has been noted. On the other hand, association of NM23-H2 to the NHE leads to c-MYC activation. Therefore, NM23-H2 interaction with the G4 motif within the c-MYC NHE presents an interesting mechanistic possibility. Herein,(More)
Mononuclear phagocytes, stimulated by bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS), have been implicated in the activation of coagulation in sepsis and endotoxemia. In monocytes LPS induces the synthesis of tissue factor (TF) which, assembled with factor VII, initiates the blood coagulation cascades. In this study we investigated the mechanism of LPS recognition by(More)
Export of newly synthesized G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) remains poorly characterized. We show in this paper that lipocalin-type prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) synthase (L-PGDS) interacts intracellularly with the GPCR DP1 in an agonist-independent manner. L-PGDS promotes cell surface expression of DP1, but not of other GPCRs, in HEK293 and HeLa cells,(More)
Both human bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI) and a recombinant amino-terminal fragment of BPI (rBPI23) have been shown to bind with high affinity to the lipid A region of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (H. Gazzano-Santoro, J. B. Parent, L. Grinna, A. Horwitz, T. Parsons, G. Theofan, P. Elsbach, J. Weiss, and P. J. Conlon, Infect. Immun.(More)
The carbohydrate requirement for alignment and fusion of embryonic quail muscle cells has been examined in tissue culture by use of tunicamycin (TM). The mononucleated, spindle-shaped proliferating myoblasts were treated with TM at various times before fusion and differentiation into multinucleated muscle fibers capable of spontaneous contraction. Tm(More)
[125I]Scorpion toxin and [3H]saxitoxin, two neurotoxins that bind specifically to different sites on sodium channels, were used to monitor the development of sodium channels during synchronous differentiation of chick skeletal muscle in culture. [3H]Saxitoxin-binding sites are not detectable in myoblasts. They appear only after myoblasts fuse to form(More)
The delta opioid receptor (DOPr) is known to be mainly expressed in intracellular compartments. It remains unknown why DOPr is barely exported to the cell surface, but it seems that a substantial proportion of the immature receptor is trapped within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the Golgi network. In the present study, we performed LC-MS/MS analysis to(More)
Mechanisms that prevent aggregation and promote folding of nascent G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) remain poorly understood. We identified chaperonin containing TCP-1 subunit eta (CCT7) as an interacting partner of the β-isoform of thromboxane A2 receptor (TPβ) by yeast two-hybrid screening. CCT7 coimmunoprecipitated with overexpressed TPβ and(More)
Prostaglandin D₂ (PGD₂) acts through two G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), the prostanoid DP receptor and CRTH2 also known as DP1 and DP2, respectively. Several previously characterized GPCR antagonists are now classified as inverse agonists and a number of GPCR ligands are known to display pharmacochaperone activity towards a given receptor. Here, we(More)
The development of the functional properties of the sodium channel of chick skeletal muscle grown in culture was studied using 22Na uptake and electrophysiological techniques. In accord with the biochemical data in the preceding paper (Baumgold, J., J. B. Parent, and I. Spector (1983) J. Neurosci. 3: 995-1003), the functional manifestations of sodium(More)
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