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Integrin-mediated cell adhesion cooperates with growth factor receptors in the control of cell proliferation, cell survival, and cell migration. One mechanism to explain these synergistic effects is the ability of integrins to induce phosphorylation of growth factor receptors, for instance the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor. Here we define some(More)
An Acinetobacter radioresistens strain able to grow on phenol or benzoate as sole carbon and energy source through the beta-ketoadipate pathway was isolated in our laboratories. In previous research, we found a different expression of catechol-1,2-dioxygenase isoenzymes (C-1,2-O) depending on the growth substrate (phenol or benzoate). In the present study,(More)
BACKGROUND Cereals are the most important nutritional component in the human diet. Food-induced allergic reactions to these substances therefore have serious implications, and exhaustive diagnosis is required. Such diagnosis is still difficult because of the incomplete knowledge about major cereal allergens. In particular, few food-induced allergic(More)
The actin cytoskeleton is best known for its role during cellular morphogenesis. However, other evidence suggests that actin is also crucial for the organization and dynamics of membrane organelles such as endosomes and the Golgi complex. As in morphogenesis, the Rho family of small GTPases are key mediators of organelle actin-driven events, although it is(More)
Milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) contains proteins derived from the apical membrane of secreting epithelial cells of the mammary gland. Between 2-4% of total human milk protein content is associated with the fat globule fraction, as MFGM proteins. While MFGM proteins have very low classical nutritional value, they play important roles in various cell(More)
Integrin-mediated cell adhesion stimulates a cascade of signaling pathways that control cell proliferation, migration, and survival, mostly through tyrosine phosphorylation of signaling molecules. p130Cas, originally identified as a major substrate of v-Src, is a scaffold molecule that interacts with several proteins and mediates multiple cellular events(More)
Study of the bacterial membrane proteome, though in its early stages, is a field of growing interest in the search for information about nutrient transport and processing. We tested different strategies and chemical compounds to extract proteins from the membranes (inner and outer) of Acinetobacter radioresistens S13, a Gram-negative bacterium selected for(More)
Successful therapy in cow's milk protein allergy rests on completely eliminating cow's milk proteins from the child's diet: it is thus necessary to provide a replacement food. This prospective study investigated tolerance of donkey's milk in a population of 46 selected children with cow's milk protein allergy, for whom it was not possible to use any cow's(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic reactions induced by ingestion of foods containing sesame seeds are a well recognized cause of severe food-induced anaphylaxis. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to identify and characterize the clinically most important major allergen of sesame seeds. METHODS Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and IgE immunoblotting(More)
All fermented foods are subject to the risk of biogenic amine contamination. Histamine and tyramine are among the most toxic amines for consumers' health, exerting undesirable effects on the central nervous and vascular systems, but putrescine and cadaverine can also compromise the organoleptic properties of contaminated foods. These compounds are produced(More)