Marthe Dubé

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The interferon-inducible, double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase PKR has been implicated in anti-viral, anti-tumor, and apoptotic responses. Others have attempted to examine the requirement of PKR in these roles by targeted disruption at the amino terminal-encoding region of the Pkr gene. By using a strategy that aims at disruption of the catalytic(More)
Although CNS neurons have the potential to regenerate their axons after injury, myelin debris carrying axon growth inhibitors rapidly induce growth cone collapse. Receptors (NgR1, NgR2) and coreceptors (LINGO-1, p75(NTR), TROY) for these inhibitors have been characterized and transduction pathways partially identified. However, little is known about the(More)
Developmental regulation of mRNA levels in trypanosomatid protozoa is determined post-transcriptionally and often involves sequences located in the 3'-untranslated regions (3'-UTR) of the mRNAs. We have previously identified a developmentally regulated gene family in Leishmania encoding the amastin surface proteins and showed that stage-specific(More)
We recently characterized a large developmentally regulated gene family in Leishmania encoding the amastin surface proteins. While studying the regulation of these genes, we identified a region of 770 nucleotides (nt) within the 2055-nt 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) that regulates stage-specific gene expression at the level of translation. An intriguing(More)
The primary pathway for the proteolytic destruction of cellular proteins is through ubiquitin-mediated targeting to the proteasome. This pathway is pivotal not only in the elimination of damaged or misfolded proteins but also in the temporal, developmental, or signal-mediated destruction of normal cellular substrates. The list of known substrates of the(More)
Mutations in the genes encoding the Kit tyrosine kinase receptor or kit ligand (KL) cause numerous phenotypic defects, including sterility. In the postnatal ovary, Kit is expressed on the oocyte surface and KL is produced by the surrounding granulosa cells, but its function in these cells is still unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the role(More)
The family of Fragile X Mental Retardation Proteins is composed of three members: Fragile Mental Retardation 1, Fragile X Related 1 and X Related 2 proteins. These proteins are associated with mRNPs within translating ribosomes and have the capacity to shuttle between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. Great attention has been given to FMRP due to its(More)
A mutant Moloney murine leukemia virus was created in which the binding site for the embryonal long terminal repeat binding protein had been replaced with a synthetic linker sequence. The virus was found to replicate normally in murine 3T3 fibroblasts, and the mutation was stably transmitted throughout repeated passages. The binding site is therefore(More)
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