Olivier Pible

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About 20% of uranyl ions in serum are associated with the protein pool. A few of them such as transferrin have been characterized, but most still have to be identified to obtain a better explanation of the biochemical toxicology and kinetics of uranium. We designed an in vitro sensitive procedure involving a combination of bidimensional chromatography with(More)
Documenting the modes of interaction of uranyl (UO(2)2+) with large biomolecules, and particularly with proteins, is instrumental for the interpretation of its behavior in vitro and in vivo. The gathering of three-dimensional information concerning uranyl-first shell atoms from two structural databases, the Cambridge Structural Databank and the Protein Data(More)
UNLABELLED Previously, large-scale proteomics was possible only for organisms whose genomes were sequenced, meaning the most common model organisms. The use of next-generation sequencers is now changing the deal. With "proteogenomics", the use of experimental proteomics data to refine genome annotations, a higher integration of omics data is gaining ground.(More)
SUMMARY Improving and ascertaining the quality of a multiple sequence alignment is a very challenging step in protein sequence analysis. This is particularly the case when dealing with sequences in the 'twilight zone', i.e. sharing < 30% identity. Here we describe INTERALIGN, a dedicated user-friendly alignment editor including a view of secondary(More)
Currently, proteomic tools are able to establish a complete list of the most abundant proteins present in a sample, providing the opportunity to study at high resolution the physiology of any bacteria for which the genome sequence is available. For a comprehensive list, proteins should be first resolved into fractions that are then proteolyzed by trypsin.(More)
It has been established that transferrin binds a variety of metals. These include toxic uranyl ions which form rather stable uranyl-transferrin derivatives. We determined the extent to which the iron binding sites might accommodate the peculiar topographic profile of the uranyl ion and the consequences of its binding on protein conformation. Indeed, metal(More)
UNLABELLED Tistlia consotensis is a halotolerant Rhodospirillaceae that was isolated from a saline spring located in the Colombian Andes with a salt concentration close to seawater (4.5%w/vol). We cultivated this microorganism in three NaCl concentrations, i.e. optimal (0.5%), without (0.0%) and high (4.0%) salt concentration, and analyzed its cellular(More)
Blue biotechnology, in which aquatic environments provide the inspiration for various products such as food additives, aquaculture, biosensors, green chemistry, bioenergy, and pharmaceuticals, holds enormous promise. Large-scale efforts to sequence aquatic genomes and metagenomes, as well as campaigns to isolate new organisms and culture-based screenings,(More)
As a result of the poor genome sequence coverage of crustacean amphipods, characterization of their evolutionary biology relies mostly on phenotypic traits. Here, we analyzed the proteome of ovaries from five amphipods, all from the Senticaudata suborder, with the objective to obtain insights into the core-proteome of female reproductive systems. These(More)
The uranyl cation (UO(2) (2+)) can be suspected to interfere with the binding of essential metal cations to proteins, underlying some mechanisms of toxicity. A dedicated computational screen was used to identify UO(2) (2+) binding sites within a set of nonredundant protein structures. The list of potential targets was compared to data from a small molecules(More)