Loïc Lemonnier

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Recent cloning of a cold/menthol-sensitive TRPM8 channel (transient receptor potential melastatine family member 8) from rodent sensory neurons has provided the molecular basis for the cold sensation. Surprisingly, the human orthologue of rodent TRPM8 also appears to be strongly expressed in the prostate and in the prostate cancer-derived epithelial cell(More)
Although the transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8) cold receptor is highly expressed in prostate cancer (PCa) and constitutes a promising diagnostic and prognostic indicator, the natural agonists of this channel in the prostate, as well as its physiological and pathological functions, remain unknown. In this study, we identified the well-known(More)
TRPC3, 6 and 7 channels constitute a subgroup of non-selective, calcium-permeable cation channels within the TRP superfamily that are activated by products of phospholipase C-mediated breakdown of phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PIP(2)). A number of ion channels, including other members of the TRP superfamily, are regulated directly by PIP(2).(More)
Ca2+ regulation of Cl- current induced by cell swelling (I(CI,swell)) in response to hypotonicity was studied in human prostate cancer epithelial cells (LNCaP) by using the patch-clamp technique. Increase of global intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]in) to 1 mM as well as variations of the extracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]out) in the 0 to 10 mM range did not affect time(More)
We report the primary characterization of a new gene KCNRG mapped at chromosome band 13q14.3. This gene includes three exons and has two alternatively spliced isoforms that are expressed in normal tissues and in some tumor cell lines. Protein KCNRG has high homology to tetramerization domain of voltage-gated K+ channels. Using the patch-clamp technique we(More)
Ca2+ homeostasis mechanisms, in which the Ca2+ entry pathways play a key role, are critically involved in both normal function and cancerous transformation of prostate epithelial cells. Here, using the lymph node carcinoma of the prostate (LNCaP) cell line as a major experimental model, we characterize prostate-specific store-operated Ca2+ channels(More)
Using patch-clamp and calcium imaging techniques, we characterized the effects of ATP and histamine on human keratinocytes. In the HaCaT cell line, both receptor agonists induced a transient elevation of [Ca2+]i in a Ca(2+)-free medium followed by a secondary [Ca2+]i rise upon Ca2+ readmission due to store-operated calcium entry (SOCE). In voltage-clamped(More)
The antitumor effects of pharmacologic inhibitors of angiogenesis are hampered in patients by the rapid development of tumor resistance, notably through increased invasiveness and accelerated metastasis. Here, we reevaluated the role of the endogenous antiangiogenic thrombospondin 1 (TSP1) in prostate carcinomas in which angiogenesis is an active process.(More)
Patch-clamp recordings were used to study ion currents induced by cell swelling caused by hypotonicity in human prostate cancer epithelial cells, LNCaP. The reversal potential of the swelling-evoked current suggested that Cl(-) was the primary charge carrier (termed I(Cl,swell)). The selectivity sequence of the underlying volume-regulated anion channels(More)
Regulated translocation of canonical transient receptor potential (TRPC) proteins to the plasma membrane has been proposed as a mechanism of their activation. By using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM), we monitored green fluorescent protein-labeled TRPC3 (TRPC3-GFP) movement to the plasma membrane in HEK293 cells stably expressing(More)