Maria-Luz Rodriguez-Martin

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When Pleurodeles (Amphibian, Urodele) females were subjected to high temperatures (32-35 degrees C) for varying periods of time (45 min to 7 days), lampbrush chromosome structure underwent striking modifications. These changes included a numerical reduction in normal loops and progressive disorganization of RNP matrices of various loops. The degree of such(More)
We isolated and characterized a sequence coding for heat-shock protein 70 (HSP70) of the amphibian Pleurodeles waltl. Results from S1 nuclease protection assays led us to conclude that an hsp70 gene, strictly inducible in somatic cells during heat shock, is constitutively active during oogenesis. By quantitative northern and western blot analysis, we showed(More)
Amphibian lampbrush chromosome loops exhibit morphological variability in their RNP matrix. The biological significance of such variability remains unknown. In order to approach this problem, the structural organization of each RNP matrix type was analyzed in relation to transcriptional and post-transcriptional processes. First, autoradiographic and(More)
Expression of an hsp70 gene strictly inducible in somatic cells and constitutively expressed during oogenesis was investigated during embryogenesis of the amphibian Pleurodeles waltl. Results from Northern hybridization experiments and RNase protection assays provided evidence for the presence of inducible hsp70 mRNA under normal conditions at every(More)
At normal breeding temperature (20° C), amphibian lampbrush chromosomes are characterized by the presence of lateral loops which are related to the transcriptional process. Heat treatment induces changes in these loops, but the nature and timing of these modifications depend on hyperthermic stress conditions. Indeed, our data demonstrate that, at the same(More)
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