Jean Paul Mornon

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A bank of loops from three to eight amino acid residues long has been constituted. On the basis of statistical analysis of occurrences of conformations and residue, loops could be divided into two parts: the side residues directly bonded to the secondary structure flanking element, and the inner part. The conformations of the side residues are correlated to(More)
SUMMARY In this study, we describe a novel domain, OCRE, which is shared by the recently identified angiogenic factor VG5Q and a specific family of RNA-binding motif proteins. The OCRE domain is characterized by a 5-fold, imperfectly repeated octameric sequence, which includes a triplet of often-conserved aromatic amino acids predicted to form a beta-strand(More)
A bank of 13,563 loops from three to eight amino acid residues long, representing motifs between two consecutive regular secondary structures, has been derived from protein structures presenting less than 95 % sequence identity. Statistical analyses of occurrences of conformations and residues revealed length-dependent over-representations of particular(More)
Zona Pellucida (ZP) domains have been found in a wide variety of extracellular proteins, in which they play essential role for polymerization. They are shared by the ZP proteins, which constitute the extracellular coat of animal eggs. Except from ZP3, constituting the primary sperm receptor, the ZP proteins possess, in addition to their C-terminal ZP(More)
The packing geometry of amino acids in folded proteins is analyzed via a modified Voronoï tessellation method which distinguishes bulk and surface. From a statistical analysis of the Voronoï cells over 40 representative proteins, it appears that the packings are in average similar to random packings of hard spheres encountered in condensed matter physics,(More)
UNLABELLED Voro3D is an original easy-to-use tool, which provides a brand new point of view on protein structures through the three-dimensional (3D) Voronoi tessellations. To construct the Voronoi cells associated with each amino acid by a number of different tessellation methods, Voro3D uses a protein structure file in the PDB format as an input. After(More)
CHS1/LYST, the causative protein of the Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS), belongs to the BEACH (named after BEige And Chediak-Higashi) family, which includes various large proteins sharing the same C-terminal domain architecture [a PH (Pleckstrin homology)-BEACH domain followed by WD repeats). Members of the BEACH family are generally defined as(More)
We describe here LOTUS, a hitherto uncharacterized small globular domain, which was identified using sensitive sequence profile analysis. The LOTUS domain is found in germline-specific proteins that are present in the nuage/polar granules of germ cells. TDRD5 and TDRD7, two mammalian members of the germline Tudor group, possess three copies of the LOTUS(More)
Automat is a novel program which finds exhaustively all the oligopeptide segments shared by a given protein of any size with the proteins of a whole databank. It allows the user to collect statistics on the composition of the sequence studied in reference to the databank used. We present here the rationale and the algorithm underlying this powerful(More)
Serpin reactive centre loops and fusion peptides released by proteolytic cleavage are particularly mobile. Their amino acid compositions reveal a common and unusual abundance of alanine, accompanied by high levels of glycine. These two small residues, which are not simultaneously abundant in stable helices (standard or transmembrane), probably play an(More)
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