Philippe Bun

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The compartmental organization of eukaryotic cells is maintained dynamically by vesicular trafficking. SNARE proteins play a crucial role in intracellular membrane fusion and need to be targeted to their proper donor or acceptor membrane. The molecular mechanisms that allow for the secretory vesicles carrying the v-SNARE TI-VAMP/VAMP7 to leave the cell(More)
A 66-year-old man with chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudoobstruction was admitted for pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, complicated by pneumoperitoneum. The latter conditions resolved after treatment with metronidazole. There was no favorable effect of the prokinetic agents cisapride and erythromycin. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first(More)
This paper describes an imaging microscopic technique based on heterodyne digital holography where subwavelength-sized gold colloids can be imaged in cell environments. Surface cellular receptors of 3T3 mouse fibroblasts are labeled with 40 nm gold nanoparticles, and the biological specimen is imaged in a total internal reflection configuration with(More)
Cell polarization is a fundamental biological process implicated in nearly every aspect of multicellular development. The role of cell-extracellular matrix contacts in the establishment and the orientation of cell polarity have been extensively studied. However, the respective contributions of substrate mechanics and biochemistry remain unclear. Here we(More)
Rigidity sensing is a critical determinant of cell fate and behavior but its molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Focal adhesions (FAs) are complexes that anchor cells to the matrix. Among their components, vinculin undergoes an auto-inhibitory head-tail interaction that regulates the recruitment of, and interactions with its partners in a(More)
A 66-year-old man with chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudoobstruction was admitted for pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, complicated by pneumoperitoneum. The latter conditions resolved after treatment with metronidazole. There was no favorable effect of the prokinetic agents cisapride and erythromycin. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first(More)
In this paper, we explore the 3D structure of light scattering from dark-field illuminated live 3T3 cells in the presence of 40 nm gold nanomarkers. For this purpose, we use a high resolution holographic microscope combining the off-axis heterodyne geometry and the phase-shifting acquisition of the digital holograms. A comparative study of the 3D(More)
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