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Electropermeabilisation is a well established physical method, based on the application of electric pulses, which induces the transient permeabilisation of the cell membrane. External molecules, otherwise nonpermeant, can enter the cell. Electropermeabilisation is now in use for the delivery of a large variety of molecules, as drugs and nucleic acids.(More)
The protein maps of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells from two natural (attached) and one artificial (gel-entrapped) immobilized-cell (IC) systems, together with their free (suspended) counterparts, were compared after incubation for 18 or 48 h in a minimal salt medium. Principal component analysis (PCA) was used to interpret the variations in protein spot(More)
Anaesthesia-induced malignant hyperthermia (MH) may be caused by specific gene defects in the skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor. We have studied the frequency of occurrence of the C1840T mutation, analogous to the porcine mutation, and three mutations associated both with MH and central core disease (G7301A, C487T and C1209G). We investigated skeletal(More)
We have compared the protein maps of agar-entrapped Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells to those of free counterparts grown in the presence or absence of the immobilized-cell gel support. Principal component analyses (PCAs) were used to interpret spot quantity variations observed on electropherograms obtained by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. PCA of the data(More)
The intracellular distribution of carbohydrate binding protein 35 (CBP35), recently named galectin-3, was studied in mouse 3T3 fibroblasts, using immunofluorescence at the light microscope level and immunogold labeling at the ultrastructural level. In general, serum-stimulated, proliferating cells showed higher levels of labeling than quiescent cultures of(More)
Myonecrosis induced in vivo by cardiotoxin, melittin, and Asp49 and Lys49 phospholipase A2 (PLA2) myotoxins involves rapid lysis of the sarcolemma, myofibril clumping, and hypercontraction of sarcomeres. In contrast, skeletal muscle necrosis induced by crotamine and myotoxin a is much slower, consisting of mitochondrial and sarcoplasmic reticulum swelling,(More)
During placental development, human cytotrophoblast cells can differentiate to either villous syncytiotrophoblast cells or invasive extravillous trophoblast cells. We hypothesize that oxygen tension plays a critical role in determining the pathway of cytotrophoblast differentiation. A highly purified preparation of cytotrophoblast cells from human third(More)
The nuclear sugar-binding components (i.e., lectin-like molecules) were analyzed using isolated and membrane-depleted nuclei after incubation in the presence of fluorescein-labeled neoglycoproteins. This analysis was performed before and during the in vitro differentiation of HL60 cells into monocytes by PMA treatment and into granulocytes by DMSO(More)
Immunoblots of a two-dimensional PAGE-separated HL-60 cell proteomic map and mass spectrometry were combined to characterize proteins targeted by autoantibodies produced by male (New Zealand White x BXSB)F(1) (WB) mice that develop lupus and anti-phospholipid syndrome. Analysis of sera sequentially obtained from seven individual mice at different ages(More)
Nonhistone proteins were extracted in 0.4 M NaCl from membrane-depleted nuclei of HeLa cells grown in the presence or the absence of [5,6-3H]fucose. Control experiments strongly suggest that most extracted proteins were indeed nuclear components. Several proteins, present in the 0.4 M NaCl nuclear extract, with M(r) ranging from 35,000 to 115,000 were(More)