Nathalie Saint

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Ceratotoxin A (CtxA), a 36-residue alpha-helical cationic peptide isolated from the medfly Ceratitis capitata, exhibits strong antibacterial activity. To determine its mode of action against bacteria, we investigated the behavior of ceratotoxin A by incorporating it into planar lipid bilayers. Macroscopic and single channel conductance experiments showed(More)
Respiratory muscle contractile inactivity during mechanical ventilation (MV) induces diaphragm muscle weakness, a condition referred to as ventilator-induced diaphragmatic dysfunction (VIDD). Although VIDD pathophysiological mechanisms are still not fully understood, it has been recently suggested that remodeling of the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) calcium(More)
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