Nathalie Alloul

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We have analysed the splicing patterns of human papillomavirus (HPV) type-16 mRNAs in a human epithelial cell line immortalized by HPV 16 (HPKII), in cell lines established from cervical carcinomas (SiHa and CaSki) and in pre-invasive and invasive carcinomas of the cervix. The presence of mRNA species previously described, which could encode the E6, E6I,(More)
Activation of the superoxide-generating NADPH oxidase of phagocytes is the result of the assembly of a membrane-localized flavocytochrome (cytochrome b(559)) with the cytosolic components p47(phox), p67(phox), and the small GTPase Rac. Activation can be reproduced in an in vitro system in which cytochrome b(559)-containing membranes are mixed with cytosolic(More)
The full-length E2 protein of human papillomavirus type 16 is believed to act as a trans-repressor of the viral p97 promoter. Previous reports have provided evidence that transcripts with the potential to encode the E2 protein contain the 880/2708 splice junction. We have further analyzed the structure of the E2-encoding transcripts. Employing the RNA(More)
Activation of the superoxide (O2(-))-generating NADPH oxidase of phagocytes is the consequence of the assembly of a membrane-associated flavocytochrome b(559) with the cytosolic proteins p47(phox) and p67(phox) and the small GTPase Rac (1 or 2). We proposed that Rac1 serves as a membrane-targeting molecule for p67(phox). This hypothesis was tested by(More)
Phagocytes generate superoxide (O2*-) by an enzyme complex known as reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase. Its catalytic component, responsible for the NADPH-driven reduction of oxygen to O2*-, is flavocytochrome b559, located in the membrane and consisting of gp91phox and p22phox subunits. NADPH oxidase activation is initiated(More)
The major regulation protein of human papillomavirus (HPV) transcription is the viral E2 protein. Previous studies have identified a variety of alternatively spliced mRNAs containing multiple open reading frames (ORFs) encoding the E2 protein of HPV type 16. In these mRNAs the E2 ORF is contained as an internal ORF. In the present study, the translational(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 expresses a variety of alternatively spliced polycistronic mRNAs encoding the E2 transcription-regulatory protein. These mRNAs initiate at the p97 promoter and contain the 880/2708 (a-type), 880/2581 (a'-type) and 226/2708 (d-type) splice sites upstream from the E2 open reading frame (ORF). Recent studies investigating the(More)
Several species of alternatively spliced mRNAs are transcribed from the E6 gene region of human papillomavirus (HPV) 16. These have the coding capacity for either the full length E6 of 151 amino acids (aa) or four truncated variants, E6I-E6IV, of 43-64 aa. As the first step to identify the putative E6 variants and their functions, we generated cDNAs(More)
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