Odile Kozlowski Moreau

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Trefoil factor family (TFF) peptides are typical secretory products of mucin-producing cells, e.g. of the gastrointestinal tract. Here, the expression and secretion of mucins and TFF peptides was studied in the HT-29 cell line throughout cellular growth and differentiation in relation to a mucin-secreting (HT-29 MTX) or an enterocyte-like (HT-29 G(-))(More)
HT-29 cells selected by adaptation to 10(-5) M methotrexate (HT-29 MTX) are a homogeneous cell population producing high amounts of mucin. Intracellular mucins and proteoglycans were isolated from these cells by ultracentrifugation of cell lysates on a cesium bromide gradient and further separated by anion-exchange high performance liquid chromatography.(More)
A current challenge is to define the biological characteristics of colon tumor cells resistant to chemotherapy. Distinct sub-populations of mucus-secreting cells were previously obtained from the colon cancer cell line HT-29 after long-term treatment with the anti-cancer drugs, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and methotrexate (MTX). Since mucins are increasingly(More)
In patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), a growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is frequent and may contribute to the cognitive sequelae and reduction in quality of life (QoL). Recent studies have suggested that GH replacement therapy (GHRT) can improve processing speed and memory. The aim of the study was to analyze the efficacy of GHRT on(More)
Reagent ninhydrine-Cd++, reacts with free alpha and epsilon amino groups of proteins. Horse-heart apomyoglobin was subjected to exhaustive succinylation, rendering the product non reactive to ninhydrine. The succinylglobin was submitted to enzyme digestion at pH 2.0, 4.0, 4.7 and 6.0. The commercially available enzymes contain mainly pepsin-like and(More)
Previous work has shown that treatment of HT-29 methotrexate (MTX) cells with benzyl-N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosaminide results in profound changes in mucin oligosaccharide chains. To analyse in depth the effect of this drug, we first determined the structure of mucin oligosaccharide chains synthesized by HT-29 MTX cells and the changes induced by permanent(More)
Pseudo-peptides (pGlu-His-amphetamine, pGlu-His-pro-Amphetamine and pGlu-amphetamine) were subjected to enzymatic degradation by porcine serum and brain homogenate. The enzymic digests were (qualitatively) analyzed by the "Finger-prints" technique to provide evidence for the presence of free pyroglutamic acid and also quantitatively by HPLC to provide(More)
The apolipoprotein E (ApoE)-epsilon4 allele is associated in a dose dependent manner to an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. However, the ApoE-epsilon4 allele effect does not account for all patients with Alzheimer's disease, and the existence of other genetic risk factors has been postulated. Kamboh et al reported an association between Alzheimer's(More)