Jeanne Morin-Leisk

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The mechanisms that structure the mammalian endoplasmic reticulum (ER) network are not fully understood. Here we show that salt extraction of semi-intact normal rat kidney (NRK) fibroblasts and subsequent incubation of the extracted cells with ATP resulted in dramatic ER network retraction. Under these conditions, addition of a single protein, Nucleoside(More)
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) network branching requires homotypic tethering and fusion of tubules mediated by the atlastin (ATL) guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase). Recent structural studies on the ATL soluble domain reveal two dimeric conformers proposed to correspond to a tethered prefusion state and a postfusion state. How the prefusion conformer(More)
In addition to their role in nucleotide homeostasis, members of the Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase (NDPK) family have been implicated in tumor metastasis, cell migration and vesicle trafficking. Although its role in most cases depends on nucleotide catalysis, a precise understanding of how the catalytic activity of NDPK supports its function in diverse(More)
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