Patricia Duchambon

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The factors involved in abnormal parathyroid cell secretory function and growth in patients with primary (I degree) and secondary (II degree) hyperparathyroidism are still incompletely understood. We compared the expression of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaR) at the gene message and the protein level in parathyroid tissue obtained from patients with I(More)
Human centrin 2 (HsCen2) is an EF-hand protein that plays a critical role in the centrosome duplication and separation during cell division. We studied the structural and Ca(2+)-binding properties of two C-terminal fragments of this protein: SC-HsCen2 (T94-Y172), covering two EF-hands, and LC-HsCen2 (M84-Y172), having 10 additional residues. Both fragments(More)
Human centrin 2 (HsCen2), a member of the EF-hand superfamily of Ca2+-binding proteins, is commonly associated with centrosome-related structures. The protein is organized in two domains, each containing two EF-hand motifs, but only the C-terminal half exhibits Ca2+ sensor properties. A significant fraction of HsCen2 is localized in the nucleus, where it(More)
Centrins are well-conserved calcium binding proteins from the EF-hand superfamily implicated in various cellular functions, such as centrosome duplication, DNA repair, and nuclear mRNA export. The intrinsic molecular flexibility and the self-association tendency make difficult the structural characterization of the integral protein. In this paper we report(More)
Human centrin 2 is a component of the nucleotide excision repair system, as a subunit of the heterotrimer including xeroderma pigmentosum group C protein (XPC) and hHR23B. The C-terminal domain of centrin (C-HsCen2) binds strongly a peptide from the XPC protein (P1-XPC: N(847)-R(863)). Here, we characterize the solution Ca(2+)-dependent structural and(More)
hSfi1, a human centrosomal protein with homologs in other eukaryotic organisms, includes 23 repeats, each of 23 amino acids, separated by 10 residue linkers. The main molecular partner in the centrosome is a small, calcium-binding EF-hand protein, the human centrin 2. Using isothermal titration calorimetry experiments, we characterized the centrin-binding(More)
Human centrin 2 (HsCen2), an EF-hand calcium binding protein, plays a regulatory role in the DNA damage recognition during the first steps of the nucleotide excision repair. This biological action is mediated by the binding to a short fragment (N847-R863) from the C-terminal region of xeroderma pigmentosum group C (XPC) protein. This work presents a(More)
There are four isoforms of centrin in mammals, with variable sequence, tissue expression, and functional properties. We have recently characterized a number of structural, ion, and target binding properties of human centrin isoform HsCen2. This paper reports a similar characterization of HsCen3, overexpressed in Escherichia coli and purified by(More)
BACKGROUND The factors involved in abnormal parathyroid cell secretory function and growth in patients with primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism are still incompletely understood. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied the expression of transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and EGF receptor (EGF-R) at the gene message(More)
An original human parathyroid cell culture model from uremic patients with IIo hyperparathyroidism has been developed, with its main feature being long-term functionally active viability up to 5 months, as assessed by persistent responsiveness to changes of extracellular Ca2+ concentrations ([Ca2+]e). In addition to the inhibitory effect of increasing(More)