Marc Tramier

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Fluorescent protein-based FRET is a powerful method for visualizing protein-protein interactions and biochemical reactions in living cells. It can be difficult, however, to avoid photobleaching when observing fluorescent cells under the microscope, especially those expressing CFP. We compared the sensitivity of two protein-based FRET pairs to light-induced(More)
Arrestins are important proteins, which regulate the function of serpentine heptahelical receptors and contribute to multiple signaling pathways downstream of receptors. The ubiquitous beta-arrestins are believed to function exclusively as monomers, although self-association is assumed to control the activity of visual arrestin in the retina, where this(More)
By using a novel time- and space-correlated single-photon counting detector, we show that fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between cyan fluorescent protein (CFP) and yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) fused to herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (TK) monomers can be used to reveal homodimerization of TK in the nucleus and cytoplasm of live(More)
Fluorescence anisotropy decay microscopy was used to determine, in individual living cells, the spatial monomer-dimer distribution of proteins, as exemplified by herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (TK) fused to green fluorescent protein (GFP). Accordingly, the fluorescence anisotropy dynamics of two fusion proteins (TK27GFP and TK366GFP) was recorded in(More)
The fluorescent-protein based fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) approach is a powerful method for quantifying protein-protein interactions in living cells, especially when combined with fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM). To compare the performance of different FRET couples for FRET-FLIM experiments, we first tested enhanced green(More)
Amphiphysin 1, an endocytic adaptor concentrated at synapses that couples clathrin-mediated endocytosis to dynamin-dependent fission, was also shown to have a regulatory role in actin dynamics. Here, we report that amphiphysin 1 interacts with N-WASP and stimulates N-WASP- and Arp2/3-dependent actin polymerization. Both the Src homology 3 and the N-BAR(More)
Time-resolved microspectrofluorometry in live cells, based on time- and space-correlated single-photon counting, is a novel method to acquire spectrally resolved fluorescence decays, simultaneously in 256 wavelength channels. The system is calibrated with a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of 90 ps for the temporal resolution, a signal-to-noise ratio of(More)
Dual-color fluorescence correlation spectroscopy is an interesting method to quantify protein interaction in living cells. But, when performing these experiments, one must compensate for a known spectral bleed through artifact that corrupts cross-correlation data. In this article, problems with crosstalk were overcome with an approach based on fluorescence(More)
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a dominant autosomal premature aging syndrome caused by the expression of a truncated prelamin A designated progerin (Pgn). A-type and B-type lamins are intermediate filament proteins that polymerize to form the nuclear lamina network apposed to the inner nuclear membrane of vertebrate somatic cells. It is not(More)
Human herpesvirus 8 is associated with all forms of Kaposi's sarcoma, AIDS-associated body cavity-based lymphomas, and some forms of multicentric Castleman's disease. Herpesvirus 8, like other gammaherpesviruses, can establish a latent infection in which viral genomes are stably maintained as multiple episomes. The latent nuclear antigen (LANA or LNAI) may(More)