Jean-Philippe Lalonde

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Budding of retroviruses from polarized epithelial Madin-Darby canine kidney cells (MDCK) takes place specifically at the basolateral membrane surface. This sorting event is suspected to require a specific signal harbored by the viral envelope glycoprotein and it was previously shown that, as for most basolateral proteins, the intracytoplasmic domain plays a(More)
Maturation and release of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is targeted at the pseudopod of infected mononuclear cells. However, the intracellular mechanism or targeting signals leading to this polarized viral maturation are yet to be identified. We have recently demonstrated the presence of a functional YXXL motif for specific targeting of HIV-1(More)
A yeast two-hybrid screen was conducted to identify binding partners of Mlf1, an oncoprotein recently identified in a translocation with nucleophosmin that causes acute myeloid leukemia. Two proteins isolated in this screen were 14-3-3zeta and a novel adaptor, Madm. Mlf1 contains a classic RSXSXP sequence for 14-3-3 binding and is associated with 14-3-3zeta(More)
It has been clearly established that the budding of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), a lentivirus, occurs specifically through the basolateral membrane in polarized epithelial cells. More recently, the signal was assigned to a tyrosine-based motif located in the intracytoplasmic domain of the envelope glycoprotein, as previously observed on various(More)
Hemopoietic cells, apparently committed to one lineage, can be reprogrammed to display the phenotype of another lineage. The J2E erythroleukemic cell line has on rare occasions developed the features of monocytic cells. Subtractive hybridization was used in an attempt to identify genes that were up-regulated during this erythroid to myeloid transition. We(More)
Hemopoietic lineage switching occurs when leukemic cells, apparently committed to one lineage, change and display the phenotype of another pathway. cDNA representational difference analysis was used to identify myeloid-specific genes that may be associated with an erythroid to myeloid lineage switch involving the murine J2E erythroleukemic cell line. One of(More)
Hemopoietic lineage switch (Hls) 5 and 7 were originally isolated as genes up-regulated during an erythroid-to-myeloid lineage switch. We have shown previously that Hls7/Mlf1 imposes a monoblastoid phenotype on erythroleukemic cells. Here we show that Hls5 impedes erythroid maturation by restricting proliferation and inhibiting hemoglobin synthesis;(More)
The HIV-1 Vpu protein stimulates virus production by enhancing the release of viral particles from infected cells. Interestingly, Vpu was also shown to enhance the release of capsids produced by gag gene contructs of other retroviruses that lack a Vpu-like activity. To investigate the effect of Vpu expression on viral particle production in retroviral(More)
Through the sequencing of a 42kb cosmid clone we describe a new gene, designated PEREC1, located approximately 1.5kb centromeric of the human apolipoprotein (APO) E-C2 cluster. The combination of dotplot analysis, predicted coding potential and interrogation of the Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) database determined the genomic organisation of PEREC1. Sequence(More)
BACKGROUND PERB11 is a multicopy polymorphic gene family found in association with HLA Class I genes within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). Although its function is unknown, PERB11 has sequence similarities to HLA Class I and other related proteins. To explore the possible functional roles for PERB11, homology models have been constructed using(More)
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