Lucien Cabanié

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The KAL gene is responsible for the X-chromosome linked form of Kallmann's syndrome in humans. Upon transfection of CHO cells with a human KAL cDNA, the corresponding encoded protein, KALc, was produced. This protein is N-glycosylated, secreted in the cell culture medium, and is localized at the cell surface. Several lines of evidence indicate that(More)
Intracellular Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3), TLR7, and TLR9 localize in endosomes and recognize single-stranded RNA and nucleotides from viruses and bacteria. This interaction induces their conformational changes resulting in the production of proinflammatory cytokines and upregulation of cell surface molecules. TLR9 requires a proteolytic cleavage for its(More)
Cytotoxic necrotizing factor type 1 (CNF1) from strains of pathogenic Escherichia coli induces in human epithelial HEp-2 cells, a profound reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton into prominent stress fibres and membrane ruffles. We report here that this process is associated with induction of phagocytic-like activity. CNF1-treated cells acquired the(More)
We constructed two recombinant Autographa californica nuclear polyhedrosis baculoviruses. Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf9) cells containing these constructs produce carboxy-terminally truncated envelope E proteins representing dengue (DEN) virus serotypes 2 and 3. The two recombinant proteins contained their homologous signal sequences at the N terminus and were(More)
RGK proteins, encompassing Rad, Gem, Rem1, and Rem2, constitute an intriguing branch of the Ras superfamily; their expression is regulated at the transcription level, they exhibit atypical nucleotide binding motifs, and they carry both large N- and C-terminal extensions. Biochemical and structural studies are required to better understand how such proteins(More)
The rab6 protein (rab6p) belongs to a large family of ras-like low-molecular-mass GTP-binding proteins thought to be involved in the regulation of intracellular transport in mammalian cells. When expressed in the baculovirus/insect cell system, two major forms of rab6p are obtained; a 24-kDa cytosolic unprocessed form and a 23-kDa membrane-bound form which(More)
We used the recombinant baculovirus/insect cell system to express two soluble forms of the mouse Fas receptor (mFasR) extracellular domain (ECD): a monomer comprising the entire ligand-binding portion of mFasR followed by a carboxy-terminal hexa-histidine extension aiding purification by immobilized metal affinity chromatography and an immunoadhesin in(More)
The homopentameric B-subunit of Shiga toxin (STxB) is used as a tool to deliver antigenic peptides and proteins to the cytosolic compartment of dendritic cells (DCs). In this study, a series of interface mutants of STxB has been constructed. All mutants retained their overall conformation, while a loss in thermal stability was observed. This effect was even(More)
Transposon Tn 1546 confers resistance to glycopeptide antibiotics in enterococci and encodes two D,D-peptidases (VanX and VanY) in addition to the enzymes for the synthesis of D-alanyl-D-lactate (D-Ala-D-Lac). VanY was produced in the baculovirus expression system and purified as a proteolytic fragment that lacked the putative N-terminal membrane anchor of(More)
Soluble, single-chain molecules for two MHC class I alleles, H-2Kd and H-2Kb, were used to analyze the kinetics of antigenic peptide binding to MHC. After MHC preloading with radiolabeled or fluorescent peptides, the observed rate of MHC-peptide complex dissociation increased after addition of an excess of unlabeled competitor peptide. Although exogenous(More)