Mathieu Beauchemin

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Almost all cells display circadian rhythms, approximately 24-hour period changes in their biochemistry, physiology or behavior. These rhythms are orchestrated by an endogenous circadian clock whose mechanism is based on transcription-translation feedback loops (TTFL) where the translated products of clock genes act to inhibit their own transcription. We(More)
Dinoflagellates have been shown to express miRNA by bioinformatics and RNA blot (Northern) analyses. However, it is not yet known if miRNAs are able to alter gene expression in this class of organisms. We have assessed the possibility that miRNA may mediate circadian regulation of gene expression in the dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedrum using the(More)
Roughly two-thirds of the proteins annotated as transcription factors in dinoflagellate transcriptomes are cold shock domain-containing proteins (CSPs), an uncommon condition in eukaryotic organisms. However, no functional analysis has ever been reported for a dinoflagellate CSP, and so it is not known if they do in fact act as transcription factors. We(More)
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) from young albino rats was examined under light and electron microscope 2 1/2 to 16 h after intravenous injections of colchicine (0.5 mg per 100 gm body weight). One of the primary effects of colchicine treatment on the RPE is the appearance of extensive acPase-positive dense body aggregates in the Golgi area. The size(More)
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