Jean-Michel Neumann

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Asf1 is a conserved histone chaperone implicated in nucleosome assembly, transcriptional silencing, and the cellular response to DNA damage. We solved the NMR solution structure of the N-terminal functional domain of the human Asf1a isoform, and we identified by NMR chemical shift mapping a surface of Asf1a that binds the C-terminal helix of histone H3.(More)
We studied the nuclear topography of RNA transcription and DNA replication in mammalian cell types with super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, which offers a resolution beyond the classical Abbe/Raleigh limit. Three-dimensional structured illumination microscopy (3D-SIM) demonstrated a network of channels and wider lacunas, called the interchromatin(More)
The class B family of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) regulates essential physiological functions such as exocrine and endocrine secretions, feeding behaviour, metabolism, growth, and neuro- and immuno-modulations. These receptors are activated by endogenous peptide hormones including secretin, glucagon, vasoactive intestinal peptide,(More)
We previously defined a cholesterol recognition/interaction amino acid consensus sequence [CRAC: L/V-X (1-5)-Y-X (1-5)-R/K] in the carboxyl terminus of the peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor (PBR), a high-affinity drug and cholesterol-binding protein present in the outer mitochondrial membrane protein. This protein is involved in the regulation of(More)
The neuropeptide vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) strongly impacts on human pathophysiology and does so through interaction with class II G protein-coupled receptors named VIP pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) receptors (VPACs). The molecular nature of VIP binding to receptors remains elusive. In this work, we have docked VIP in the(More)
Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) plays a major role in pathophysiology. Our previous studies demonstrated that the VIP sequence 6-28 interacts with the N-terminal ectodomain (N-ted) of its receptor, VPAC1. Probes for VIP and receptor antagonist PG97-269 were synthesized with a photolabile residue/Bpa at various positions and used to explore spatial(More)
Determination of structures and dynamics events of transmembrane proteins is important for the understanding of their function. Analysis of such events requires high-resolution 3D structures of the different conformations coupled with molecular dynamics analyses describing the conformational pathways. However, the solution of 3D structures of transmembrane(More)
Annexins are abundant and ubiquitous proteins that bind, by their four structurally identical domain cores, to phosphatidylserine-containing membranes in the presence of Ca2+. Using molecular simulation and mutagenesis, we have identified a new phosphatidylserine-binding site in annexin V domain 1 and established its structure. The residues involved in this(More)
Numerous biological functions are attributed to the peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor (PBR) recently renamed translocator protein (TSPO). The best characterized function is the translocation of cholesterol from the outer to inner mitochondrial membrane, which is a rate-determining step in steroid biosynthesis. TSPO drug ligands have been shown to(More)
The neuropeptide vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) strongly impacts on human pathophysiology and does so through interaction with class II G protein-coupled receptors. We characterized the C terminus-binding site of VIP in the N-terminal ectodomain (N-ted) of the human VPAC1 receptor: 1) The probe [(125)I-Bpa(28)]VIP in which the C-terminal residue(More)