Joëlle Rosseels

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Diazepam-binding inhibitor (DBI)/acyl-CoA-binding protein (ACBP) is a highly conserved 10-kD polypeptide expressed in various organs and implicated in the regulation of multiple biological processes such as GABAA/benzodiazepine receptor modulation, acyl-CoA metabolism, steroidogenesis, and insulin secretion. To extend our knowledge about the biology of(More)
The phosphate regulatory mechanism in yeast, known as the PHO pathway, is regulated by inorganic phosphate to control the expression of genes involved in the acquisition of phosphate from the medium. This pathway is also reported to contribute to other nutritional responses and as such it affects several phenotypic characteristics known also to be regulated(More)
The conserved protein kinase Sch9 is a central player in the nutrient-induced signaling network in yeast, although only few of its direct substrates are known. We now provide evidence that Sch9 controls the vacuolar proton pump (V-ATPase) to maintain cellular pH homeostasis and ageing. A synthetic sick phenotype arises when deletion of SCH9 is combined with(More)
A link between Tau phosphorylation and aggregation has been shown in different models for Alzheimer disease, including yeast. We used human Tau purified from yeast models to generate new monoclonal antibodies, of which three were further characterized. The first antibody, ADx201, binds the Tau proline-rich region independently of the phosphorylation status,(More)
To study the effect of androgens on somatic testicular cells, rats were rendered germ cell depleted by prenatal irradiation (RX). Adult RX rats were treated with a desensitizing dose of a GnRH agonist (GnRHa; Zoladex), combined with an antiandrogen (Nilutamide) to preclude all androgen effects, or combined with testosterone or hCG to restore androgen(More)
Since hyperphosphorylation of protein tau is a crucial event in Alzheimer’s disease, additional mechanisms besides the interplay of kinase and phosphatase activities are investigated, such as the effect of the peptidyl prolyl cis/trans isomerase Pin1. This isomerase was shown to bind and isomerize phosphorylated protein tau, thereby restoring the(More)
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