Nicole Lucien

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The congenital dyserythropoietic anemias (CDAs) are inherited red blood cell disorders whose hallmarks are ineffective erythropoiesis, hemolysis, and morphological abnormalities of erythroblasts in bone marrow. We have identified a missense mutation in KLF1 of patients with a hitherto unclassified CDA. KLF1 is an erythroid transcription factor, and(More)
The Kidd (JK) blood group is carried by an integral membrane glycoprotein which transports urea through the red cell membrane and is also present on endothelial cells of the vasa recta in the kidney. The exon-intron structure of the human blood group Kidd/urea transporter gene has been determined. It is organized into 11 exons distributed over 30 kilobase(More)
The Kidd (JK) blood group locus encodes the urea transporter hUT-B1, which is expressed on human red blood cells and other tissues. The common JK*A/JK*B blood group polymorphism is caused by a single nucleotide transition G838A changing Asp-280 to Asn-280 on the polypeptide, and transfection of erythroleukemic K562 cells with hUT-B1 cDNAs carrying either(More)
The Kidd (JK) blood group locus encodes a urea transporter that is expressed on human red cells and on endothelial cells of the vasa recta in the kidney. Here, we report the identification in human erythroblasts of a novel cDNA, designated HUT11A, which encodes a protein identical to the previously reported erythroid HUT11 urea transporter, except for a(More)
Biochemical and biophysical studies have shown that the strictly water-permeable aquaporins have a tetrameric structure, whereas results concerning the oligomeric state of GlpF, the glycerol facilitator of Escherichia coli, are dependent upon the analytical technique used. Here, we analyzed the oligomerization of the AQP3 aquaglyceroporin, which presents a(More)
Here, we report the biochemical and genetic basis of the Vel blood group antigen, which has been a vexing mystery for decades, especially as anti-Vel regularly causes severe haemolytic transfusion reactions. The protein carrying the Vel blood group antigen was biochemically purified from red blood cell membranes. Mass spectrometry-based de novo peptide(More)
Selective transporters account for rapid urea transport across plasma membranes of several cell types. UT-B1 urea transporter is widely distributed in rat and human tissues. Because mice exhibit high urea turnover and are the preferred species for gene engineering, we have delineated UT-B1 tissue expression in murine tissues. A cDNA was cloned from BALB/c(More)
Polymerase chain reaction genotyping of 32 unrelated Jknull individuals originating predominantly from Polynesia and Finland indicated that all were homozygous for the JK*B polymorphism and that 17 of 32, including the 14 Polynesians, carried a 3*-acceptor splice site mutation of intron 5 that resulted in the skipping of exon 6 (called mutation JkD6). The(More)
We have previously shown that the +79 to +135 fragment of the human erythropoietin receptor (Epo-R) acts negatively on the transcriptional activity and confers erythroid specificity to the gene [Maouche, L., Cartron, J.-P. & Chrétien, S. (1994) Nucleic Acids Res. 22, 338-346]. In this work, we demonstrate that this effect is mediated by a CCACC motif that(More)
Polymerase chain reaction genotyping of 32 unrelated Jk(null) individuals originating predominantly from Polynesia and Finland indicated that all were homozygous for the JK*B polymorphism and that 17 of 32, including the 14 Polynesians, carried a 3'-acceptor splice site mutation of intron 5 that resulted in the skipping of exon 6 (called mutation Jk delta(More)