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IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system (http://www.imgt.org), was created in 1989 by Marie-Paule Lefranc, Laboratoire d'ImmunoGénétique Moléculaire LIGM (Université Montpellier 2 and CNRS) at Montpellier, France, in order to standardize and manage the complexity of immunogenetics data. The building of a unique ontology, IMGT-ONTOLOGY, has(More)
We have identified a novel family of human major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I genes. This MHC class I related gene family is defined by 10 members, among which 6 encode potentially functional glycoproteins. The 180-kb cluster containing them has been generated by serial duplication and minimal diversification of an ancestral prototype. They are(More)
IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system (http://imgt.cines.fr), was created in 1989 at Montpellier, France. IMGT is a high quality integrated knowledge resource specialized in immunoglobulins (IG), T cell receptors (TR), major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of human and other vertebrates, and related proteins of the immune system (RPI)(More)
1. The cellular effects of alpha 1-adrenoceptor stimulation by phenylephrine were studied in the presence of propranolol in single cells isolated from the ventricles of rat hearts. 2. Phenylephrine (10-100 microM) induced a biphasic pattern of inotropism in these cells: a transient negative followed by a sustained positive inotropic effect as usually(More)
Many neurohormones alter the force of cardiac contraction by variations in the intracellular Ca2+ concentration. alpha 1-Adrenergic and muscarinic stimulations, rather, modify the sensitivity of contractile proteins to Ca(2+)-calmodulin-myosin light-chain kinase (MLCK) complex induces a large increase in Ca2+ sensitivity (0.14 pCa unit) of these easily(More)
To investigate the changes in the properties of cardiac contractile proteins due to neurohormonal stimulation, different agonists were applied to single cells isolated from rat ventricle. Cells were then rapidly skinned by Triton X-100, and force was recorded after gluing the cells to a strain gauge. The skinned cells had mechanical properties very similar(More)
1. The effect of extracellular MgATP on cytosolic pH (pHi) was investigated in single rat cardiac cells loaded with the pH-sensitive probe Snarf-1. 2. Basal pHi in HEPES-buffered solution (containing 4.4 mM-NaHCO3) was 7.08. MgATP induced a transient acidification followed by an alkalinization. The latter is prevented by ethylisopropylamiloride (EIPA) and(More)
As a growing number of complementary transcripts, susceptible to exert various regulatory functions, are being found in eukaryotes, high throughput analytical methods are needed to investigate their expression in multiple biological samples. Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE), based on the enumeration of directionally reliable short cDNA sequences(More)
The origin of the increase in cytosolic free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) induced by extracellular ATP was investigated in single isolated cardiac myocytes loaded with indo-1. The nucleotide added at a concentration of 10 microM triggers a few Ca2+ spikes, followed by a cluster of Ca2+ oscillations, increasing [Ca2+]i to around 200 nM from a basal value of(More)