Marc Bartoli

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A rat brain synaptosomal protein of 110,000 M(r) present in a fraction highly enriched in adenylyl cyclase activity was microsequenced (Castets, F., G. Baillat, S. Mirzoeva, K. Mabrouk, J. Garin, J. d'Alayer, and A. Monneron. 1994. Biochemistry. 33:5063-5069). Peptide sequences were used to clone a cDNA encoding a novel, 780-amino acid protein named(More)
Calpains are intracellular nonlysosomal Ca(2+)-regulated cysteine proteases. They mediate regulatory cleavages of specific substrates in a large number of processes during the differentiation, life and death of the cell. The purpose of this review is to synthesize our current understanding of the participation of calpains in muscle atrophy. Muscle tissue(More)
Calpain 3 (Capn3) is known as the skeletal muscle-specific member of the calpains, a family of intracellular nonlysosomal cysteine proteases. This enigmatic protease has many unique features among the calpain family and, importantly, mutations in Capn3 have been shown to be responsible for limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2A. Here we demonstrate that the(More)
Calpain 3 is a 94-kDa calcium-dependent cysteine protease mainly expressed in skeletal muscle. In this tissue, it localizes at several regions of the sarcomere through binding to the giant protein, titin. Loss-of-function mutations in the calpain 3 gene have been associated with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2A (LGMD2A), a common form of muscular(More)
Dysferlinopathies are autosomal recessive disorders caused by mutations in the dysferlin (DYSF) gene, encoding the dysferlin protein. DYSF mutations lead to a wide range of muscular phenotypes, with the most prominent being Miyoshi myopathy (MM) and limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B (LGMD2B) and the second most common being LGMD. Symptoms generally(More)
Limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2D (LGMD2D, OMIM600119) is a genetic progressive myopathy that is caused by mutations in the human alpha-sarcoglycan gene (SGCA). Here, we have introduced in mice the most prevalent LGMD2D mutation, R77C. It should be noted that the natural murine residue at this position is a histidine. The model is, therefore, referred(More)
A multiprotein complex encompassing a transcription regulator, cardiac ankyrin repeat protein (CARP), and the calpain 3 protease was identified in the N2A elastic region of the giant sarcomeric protein titin. The present study aimed to investigate the function(s) of this complex in the skeletal muscle. We demonstrate that CARP subcellular localization is(More)
Caveolins are scaffolding proteins able to collect on caveolae a large number of signalling proteins bearing a caveolin-binding motif. The proteins of the striatin family, striatin, SG2NA, and zinedin, are composed of several conserved, collinearly aligned, protein-protein association domains, among which a putative caveolin-binding domain [Castets et al.(More)
Striatin, a recently isolated rat brain calmodulin-binding protein belonging to the WD-repeat protein family, is thought to be part of a calcium signal transduction pathway presumably specific to excitatory synapses, at least in the striatum. This study was aimed to specify the cellular and subcellular localization of striatin, and to determine the possible(More)
Rat striatin, a quantitatively minor protein belonging to the WD-repeat family of proteins, is a Ca2+/calmodulin-binding protein mostly expressed in the striatum and in the motor and olfactory systems (Castets, F., Bartoli, M., Barnier, J. V., Baillat, G., Salin, P., Moqrich, A., Bourgeois, J. P., Denizot, F., Rougon, G., Calothy, G., and Monneron, A.(More)