M P Courageot

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We report that endoplasmic reticulum alpha-glucosidase inhibitors have antiviral effects on dengue (DEN) virus. We found that glucosidase inhibition strongly affects productive folding pathways of the envelope glycoproteins prM (the intracellular glycosylated precursor of M [membrane protein]) and E (envelope protein): the proper folding of prM bearing(More)
The induction of apoptotic cell death is a prominent cytopathic effect of dengue (DEN) viruses. One of the key questions to be addressed is which viral components induce apoptosis in DEN virus-infected cells. This study investigated whether the small membrane (M) protein was involved in the induction of apoptosis by DEN virus. This was addressed by using a(More)
One mechanism by which dengue (DEN) virus may cause cell death is apoptosis. In this study, we investigated whether the genetic determinants responsible for acquisition by DEN type 1 (DEN-1) virus of mouse neurovirulence interfere with the induction of apoptosis. Neurovirulent variant FGA/NA d1d was generated during the adaptation of the human isolate of(More)
We have studied the interactions of exogenous prions with an epithelial cell line inducibly expressing PrPc protein and permissive to infection by a sheep scrapie agent. We demonstrate that abnormal PrP (PrPSc) and prion infectivity are efficiently internalized in Rov cells, whether or not PrPc is expressed. At odds with earlier studies implicating cellular(More)
Dengue is a human disease of viral etiology which may be fatal in its hemorragic form. It is widely spread in the tropical areas of the different continents and has been dramatically expanding over the past 30 years. Although an immunological disorder is thought to be involved in dengue physiological symptoms, the pathogenesis of dengue hemorragic fever has(More)
The outcome of virus infection depends on viral and host factors. The interactions between flaviviruses and their target cells must be investigated if we are to understood the pathogenicity of these RNA viruses. Host cells are thought to respond to viral infection by initiation of apoptotic cell death. Apoptosis is an active process of cellular(More)
Tumor cells are confronted to a type I collagen rich environment which regulates cell proliferation and invasion. Biological aging has been associated with structural changes of type I collagen. Here, we address the effect of collagen aging on cell proliferation in a three-dimensional context (3D).We provide evidence for an inhibitory effect of adult(More)
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