Sébastien Carréno

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Actin filaments transiently associate with the endocytic machinery during clathrin-coated vesicle formation. Although several proteins that might mediate or regulate this association have been identified, in vivo demonstration of such an activity has not been achieved. Huntingtin interacting protein 1R (Hip1R) is a candidate cytoskeletal-endocytic linker or(More)
In Drosophila, as in mammals, epidermal differentiation is controlled by signalling cascades that include Wnt proteins and the ovo/shavenbaby (svb) family of zinc-finger transcription factors. Ovo/svb is a complex gene with two genetic functions corresponding to separate control regions: ovo is required for female germline development and svb for epidermal(More)
In diverse species, actin assembly facilitates clathrin-coated vesicle (CCV) formation during endocytosis. This role might be an adaptation specific to the unique environment at the cell cortex, or it might be fundamental, facilitating CCV formation on different membranes. Proteins of the Sla2p/Hip1R family bind to actin and clathrin at endocytic sites in(More)
Cyclin G-associated kinase (GAK), also known as auxilin 2, is a potential regulator of clathrin-mediated membrane trafficking. It possesses a kinase domain at its N-terminus that can phosphorylate the clathrin adaptors AP-1 and AP-2 in vitro. The GAK C-terminus can act as a cochaperaone in vitro for Hsc70, a heat-shock protein required for clathrin(More)
Cell division requires cell shape changes involving the localized reorganization of cortical actin, which must be tightly linked with chromosome segregation operated by the mitotic spindle. How this multistep process is coordinated remains poorly understood. In this study, we show that the actin/membrane linker moesin, the single ERM (ezrin, radixin, and(More)
Hck, a protein-tyrosine kinase of phagocytes, is the unique member of the Src family expressed under two alternatively translated isoforms differing in their N-terminal site of acylation: p61(Hck) has an additional 21-amino acid sequence comprising a single myristoylation motif, whereas p59(Hck) N terminus has myristoylation and palmitoylation sites. To(More)
During cytokinesis, constriction of an equatorial actomyosin ring physically separates the two daughter cells. At the cleavage furrow, the phosphoinositide PI(4,5)P2 plays an important role by recruiting and regulating essential proteins of the cytokinesis machinery [1]. Accordingly, perturbation of PI(4,5)P2 regulation leads to abortive furrowing and(More)
The cortical mechanisms that drive the series of mitotic cell shape transformations remain elusive. In this paper, we identify two novel networks that collectively control the dynamic reorganization of the mitotic cortex. We demonstrate that Moesin, an actin/membrane linker, integrates these two networks to synergize the cortical forces that drive mitotic(More)
Ezrin, Radixin, and Moesin (ERM) proteins play important roles in many cellular processes including cell division. Recent studies have highlighted the implications of their metastatic potential in cancers. ERM's role in these processes is largely attributed to their ability to link actin filaments to the plasma membrane. In this paper, we show that the ERM(More)
BACKGROUND Comparative genomics has revealed an unexpected level of conservation for gene products across the evolution of animal species. However, the molecular function of only a few proteins has been investigated experimentally, and the role of many animal proteins still remains unknown. Here we report the characterization of a novel family of(More)