Nicolas Boucher

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Cholesterol transport in the mitochondrial membrane, an essential step of steroid biosynthesis, is mediated by a protein complex containing the steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) protein. The importance of this transporter is underscored by mutations in the human StAR gene that cause lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia, male pseudohermaphroditism, and(More)
Oxygen uptake using methyl viologen as the terminal electron acceptor was recorded in digitonin-derived photosystem I submembrane fractions incubated at either 25 or 50 degrees C. A two- to four-fold heat-stress stimulation of electron flow was detected at 50 degrees C when reduced 2,6-dichlorophenol-indophenol was used as the primary electron donor.(More)
The Nur77 (Nr4a1) gene, encoding the orphan nuclear receptor NUR77 (NR4A1), is an immediate early response gene whose expression is rapidly induced by a variety of physiologic stimuli. Nur77 is expressed in several organs, including the classic steroidogenic tissues: gonads and adrenal. In MA-10 Leydig cells, NUR77 has been shown to regulate expression of(More)
A method to measure DNA and chlorophyll fluorescence simultaneously in single phytoplankton cells was developed and tested on cultured and natural populations. Samples were stored at -80°C following fixation with 1 % glutaraldehyde and freezing in Ilquid nitrogen, stained with DAPI (4',6-&amino-2-phenylindole), and analyzed by flow cytonletry. In cultures,(More)
Temperature dependent structural and morphological investigations on semiconducting dioctyl-terthiophene (DOTT) thin films prepared on silica surfaces reveals the coexistence of surface induce order and distinct crystalline/liquid crystalline bulk polymorphs. X-ray diffraction and scanning force microscopy measurements indicate that at room temperature two(More)
This paper presents the strategies the authors have developed as performers and computer-music composers in the Montreal-based contemporary jazz ensemble [iks] in order to adapt an ideal studio setup for improvised mixed music into a sturdy tour-ready setup. Considerations of virtuosity on simple interfaces to digital signal processing are raised, and(More)
Expression of Galalpha(1-3)Gal on endothelium has been implicated in the rejection of porcine xenografts. The aim of this study was to determine whether expression of Galalpha(1-3)Gal on pig islets varies between pigs aged 5, 12 and 24 weeks, and to investigate whether it is expressed on islets isolated by collagenase digestion or islets maintained in(More)
(which binds to Galα(1–3)Gal residues), and anti-insulin antibody using a double staining technique. There was no significant difference in the staining patterns to sections of pancreas obtained from 5, 12 and 24 week old pigs. Vascular endothelium, connective tissue and the luminal surface of duct epithelial cells stained with BS1-B4 in all sections;(More)
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