Jean-Marie Botto

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Odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) represent a highly abundant class of proteins secreted in the nasal mucus by the olfactory neuroepithelium. These proteins display binding affinity for a variety of odorant molecules, thereby assuming the role of carrier during olfactory perception. However, no specific interaction between OBP and olfactory receptors (ORs)(More)
Telomere shortening is considered as one of the main characteristics of cellular aging by limiting cellular division. Besides the fundamental advances through the discoveries of telomere and telomerase, which were recognized by a Nobel Prize, telomere protection remains an essential area of research. Recently, it was evidenced that studying the cross-talks(More)
Mitochondria, long considered to have the primary role in cellular energetic, have been the center of much research interest in the recent past. Technological advances in microscopy and development of new and specific fluorescent dyes for visualization of mitochondrial dynamics in living cells have facilitated the newfound interest in these fascinating(More)
BACKGROUND The chromosomal passenger complex (CPC) is an assembly made of four interacting proteins: survivin, borealin, INCENP, and aurora kinase B. CPC is the key regulatory complex responsible for the correct development of cellular mitosis, accompanying each step of the chromosomal segregation. This control of mitosis is particularly important in(More)
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