Michel Desautels

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A simplified procedure for measuring simultaneously protein synthesis and degradation in isolated rat muscles was used to study whether degradation of leucine is necessary for the stimulation of protein synthesis and the inhibition of proteolysis induced by leucine. In diaphragms, 0.1 m~ leucine stimulated protein synthesis significantly without reducing(More)
The proposed function of Cdc4p, an essential contractile ring protein in Schizosaccharomyces pombe, is that of a myosin essential light chain. However, five conditionally lethal cdc4 alleles exhibit complementation in diploids. Such interallelic complementation is not readily explained if the sole function of Cdc4p is that of a myosin essential light chain.(More)
The Schizosaccharomyces pombe Cdc4 protein is required for the formation and function of the contractile ring, presumably acting as a myosin light chain. By using NMR spectroscopy, we demonstrate that purified Cdc4p is a monomeric protein with two structurally independent domains, each exhibiting a fold reminiscent of the EF-hand class of calcium-binding(More)
We have recently demonstrated that mammalian mitochondria contain an ATP-dependent, vanadate-sensitive pathway for the complete degradation of mitochondrial proteins. An ATP-dependent endoprotease active against [3H-methyZ]casein and [‘4C-methyZ]globin but not ‘261-insulin has been isolated from rat liver mitochondria by a combination of ion exchange(More)
A large fraction (30-50%) of the various proteins synthesized within isolated rat liver mitochondria were degraded to amino acids within 60 min after synthesis. Incomplete mitochondrial polypeptides resulting from the incorporation of puromycin were degraded even more extensively (80% per hr). Protein breakdown was measured by the appearance of acid-soluble(More)
A patient oriented hospital information system (ARIANE) was inaugurated at the Sherbrooke University hospital (CHUS) in 1990 and a clinical data warehouse (CDW) completed 2004. The CDW is updated from ARIANE every 24h and includes ICD discharge diagnosis data, visit DRG and SNOMED encoding. The data is encrypted on storage. Data is accessed according to(More)
turnover, but seems unlikely as proteinase 1 is probably lysosomal (North, 19826). Nor has it been shown that substrates and inhibitors used in these studies are specific for proteinase I, which raises the possibility that other proteinases might be involved. A role for cysteine proteinases in the selective control of turnover rates of specific proteins(More)
Intracellular localization is important for the characterization of a gene product. Microscopy of fluorescent protein fusions has become the method of choice to define the spatial and temporal behavior of a protein. We show here that recombinant antibody fluorescent protein fusions can be used to monitor the localization of intracellular antigens in fixed(More)
BACKGROUND Schizosaccharomyces pombe pik1 encodes a phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase, reported to bind Cdc4, but not Cdc4(G107S). PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Gene deletion revealed that pik1 is essential. In cells with pik1 deleted, ectopic expression of a loss-of-function allele, created by fusion to a temperature-sensitive dihydrofolate reductase, allowed normal(More)