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Tau is a neuronal microtubule-associated protein that plays a central role in many cellular processes, both physiological and pathological, such as axons stabilization and Alzheimer's disease. Despite extensive studies, very little is known about the detailed molecular basis of tau binding to microtubules. We used the four-repeat recombinant htau40 and(More)
Tubulin is able to switch between a straight microtubule-like structure and a curved structure in complex with the stathmin-like domain of the RB3 protein (T(2)RB3). GTP hydrolysis following microtubule assembly induces protofilament curvature and disassembly. The conformation of the labile tubulin heterodimers is unknown. One important question is whether(More)
The synthesis of different 4-arylcoumarin analogues of combretastatin A-4 led to the identification of two new compounds (1 and 2) with potent cytotoxic activity on a CEM leukemia cell line and a third one completely inactive (compound 3). It was suggested that the cytotoxicity of compounds 1 and 2 may be related to their interaction with microtubules and(More)
Whereas the interaction between Tau and the microtubules has been studied in great detail both by macroscopic techniques (cosedimentation, cryo-electron microscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy) using the full-length protein or by peptide mapping assays, no detailed view at the level of individual amino acids has been presented when using the full-length(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular changes associated with the transition of the human oxytocin receptor from its inactive to its active states. Mutation of the conserved arginine of the glutamate/aspartate-arginine-tyrosine motif located in the second intracellular domain gave rise to the first known constitutively active oxytocin(More)
Despite extensive studies, the molecular mechanisms of Tau binding to microtubules (MTs) and its consequences on MT stability still remain unclear. It is especially true in cells where the spatiotemporal distribution of Tau-MT interactions is unknown. Using Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET), we showed that the Tau-MT interaction was distributed along(More)
The presence of a nucleotide binding site on hsp90 was very controversial until x-ray structure of the hsp90 N-terminal domain, showing a nonconventional nucleotide binding site, appeared. A recent study suggested that the hsp90 C-terminal domain also binds ATP (Marcu, M. G., Chadli, A., Bouhouche, I., Catelli, M. G., and Neckers, L. M. (2000) J. Biol.(More)
Hsp90 interacts with steroid hormone receptors, protein kinases, and cytoskeletal proteins. The mode of action of hsp90 on microtubules and tubulin has not been investigated. Using isolated purified hsp90 and isolated tubulin, we demonstrated in vitro by difference absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy that hsp90 bound to tubulin with an apparent(More)
Epidural analgesia for caesarean section is increasingly used and is gradually replacing general anaesthesia. Hypotension is one of the main risks: preloading of the maternal circulation is used to prevent maternal hypotension and its consequences. For this, various colloid and crystalloid solutions are used. We report a case of maternal anaphylactoid(More)