Louise Chretien

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Heterochromatin in S. pombe is associated with gene silencing at telomeres, the mating locus and centromeres. The compact heterochromatin structure raises the question how it unpacks and reforms during DNA replication. We show that the essential DNA replication factor Cdc18 (CDC6) associates with heterochromatin protein 1 (Swi6) in vivo and in vitro.(More)
In vitro receptor autoradiography was used to localize, quantify and characterize [125I-Tyr8]bradykinin binding sites in all major spinal cord segments of normal rats and animals subjected to various chemical treatments and surgical lesions. [125I-Tyr8]bradykinin specific binding sites were predominantly located to superficial laminae of the rat dorsal(More)
The origin recognition complex (ORC) plays a central role in the initiation of DNA replication in eukaryotic cells. It interacts with origins of DNA replication in chromosomal DNA and recruits additional replication proteins to form functional initiation complexes. These processes have not been well characterized at the biochemical level except in the case(More)
[3H]Senktide, a highly selective tachykinin NK3 receptor agonist, was used to study tachykinin NK3 receptors of rat and guinea pig brain. Guinea pig brain membranes had a Kd of 3.9 +/- 0.5 nM and a Bmax of 42 fmol/mg. Dose-displacement experiments with neurokinins and selective tachykinin receptor agonists revealed the following order of potency:(More)
AT1 receptor is responsible for most of the physiological effects of Angiotensin II (Ang II). AT1 receptor belongs to the G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) family, and it mediates its actions through the coupling of the Gq/11 protein with phospholipase C beta. Classical pharmacology has used the sensitivity of GPCR ligands to uncoupling agents as a criteria(More)
The existence of two neurokinin NK-3 receptor subtypes has been suggested on the basis of results obtained in binding assays. In the present study, we have confirmed the two NK-3 receptor subtypes by using data obtained in both biological and binding assays. Experiments have been performed in the rat portal vein and in the guinea-pig ileum treated with NK-1(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the efficiency of two different Gq protein-coupled receptors (AT1 receptor for angiotensin II and B2 receptor for bradykinin) to activate phospholipase C (PLC). When the receptors were expressed at a similar level of 0.5 pmol/mg of protein, inositol trisphosphate (IP) accumulation elicited by AT1 receptor was four(More)
1. The cardiovascular and behavioural effects elicted by the intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection of substance P (SP), neurokinin A (NKA), [MePhe7]neurokinin B ([MePhe7]NKB) or angiotensin II (AII) in the conscious rat were assessed before and 5 min after i.c.v. pretreatment with antagonists selective for angiotensin AT1 (losartan and its active(More)
We recently reported that replacement of Tyr302 for Ala in the human angiotensin II type 1 receptor (hAT1) severely impaired its ability to activate phospholipase C (PLC). Another study demonstrated that the same mutation in the rat AT1 receptor only slightly impaired its ability to activate PLC. The most striking difference between the two studies was the(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) is an important regulator of aldosterone production by bovine adrenal glomerulosa (BAG) cells. Ang II interacts with a specific receptor coupled to a guanyl nucleotide-binding protein (G protein) that controls the activity of phospholipase C. A primary culture of BAG cells was used to study short-term desensitization of the Ang II(More)