Olivier Petermann

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by deficiency of dystrophin and leads to progressive weakness. It has been proposed that the muscle degeneration occurring in this disease is caused by increased Ca2+ influx due to enhanced activity of cationic channels that are activated either by stretch of the plasma membrane (stretch-activated channels) or by(More)
SUMMARY Malignant tumor cell invasion is determinant for metastasis to occur. E2 and C5 colon carcinoma cells that were derived from the parental Lovo line and that differ experimentally in spontaneous metastatic ability have been monitored for gene expression by cDNA arrays. Among genes found differentially expressed, the CD63 tetraspanin, not previously(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a hereditary degenerative disease manifested by the absence of dystrophin, a structural, cytoskeletal protein, leading to muscle degeneration and early death through respiratory and cardiac muscle failure. Whereas the rise of cytosolic Ca(2+) concentrations in muscles of mdx mouse, an animal model of DMD, has been(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe disorder characterized by progressive muscle wasting,respiratory and cardiac impairments, and premature death. No treatment exists so far, and the identification of active substances to fight DMD is urgently needed. We found that tamoxifen, a drug used to treat estrogen-dependent breast cancer, caused remarkable(More)
Expression of laminin-5 alpha3, beta3 and gamma2 protein subunits was investigated in colorectal adenocarcinomas using immunostaining and confocal microscopy. The laminin-5 heterotrimer was found in basement membranes and as extracellular deposits in tumor stroma. In contrast to the alpha3 subunit, which was under-expressed, the gamma2 and beta3 subunits(More)
Cyclosporin A (CsA) generates superoxide in smooth muscle cells. Our earlier studies have demonstrated that the increase in the vasopressin type 1 receptor induced in vascular smooth muscle cells in the presence of CsA is probably due to superoxide (Krauskopf et al., J Biol Chem 278, 41685-41690, 2003). This increase in vasopressin receptor is likely at the(More)
299 The Orai calcium channels have been discovered first in T-lymphocytes [1]. They provide calcium entry into cells in order to replenish the intracellular stores of this cation in the endoplasmic reticulum. Activation of Orai channels occurs after a decrease in the intraluminal concentration of calcium ions induced by the agonists stimulating(More)
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