Stéphanie Baud

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Elastin provides extensible tissues, including arteries and skin, with the propensity for elastic recoil, whereas amyloid fibrils are associated with tissue-degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's. Although both elastin-like and amyloid-like materials result from the self-organization of proteins into fibrils, the molecular basis of their differing(More)
In an effort to better define the molecular mechanism of the functional specificity of human sex-determining region on the Y chromosome (SRY), we have carried out equilibrium binding assays to study the interaction of the full-length bacterial-expressed protein with a DNA response element derived from the CD3epsilon gene enhancer. These assays are based on(More)
During tumor invasion, tumor cells degrade the extracellular matrix. Basement membrane degradation is responsible for the production of peptides with anti-tumor properties. Type XIX collagen is associated with basement membranes in vascular, neuronal, mesenchymal and epithelial tissues. Previously, we demonstrated that the non-collagenous NC1, C-terminal,(More)
The B(2) bradykinin receptor belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor family. Development of new drugs for this important therapeutic target requires structural information on the receptor. The main goal of the present work was to overexpress the human B(2) receptor for future biophysical studies. Different tagged B(2) receptors were engineered and their(More)
The elastin binding protein (EBP), a spliced variant of lysosomal β-galactosidase, is the primary receptor of elastin peptides that have been linked to emphysema, aneurysm and cancer progression. The sequences recognized by EBP share the XGXXPG consensus pattern found in numerous matrix proteins, notably in elastin where the VGVAPG motif is repeated. To(More)
A purified RAR/RXR-DeltaAB heterodimer was obtained by production of His-tagged RAR and untagged RXR in Escherichia coli, followed by combined purification on a Ni(2+) affinity column using excess RXR extract, and finally a gel filtration chromatography step to isolate a pure heterodimer. The purified heterodimer preparation bound 9-cisRA at a level of(More)
This study aimed to characterize the structures of two elastin-like constructs, one composed of a cross-linked elastin-like polypeptide and the other one of cross-linked tropoelastin, and native aortic elastin. The structures of the insoluble materials and human aortic elastin were investigated using scanning electron microscopy. Additionally, all samples(More)
The self-aggregation of proteins into amyloid fibrils is a pathological hallmark of numerous incurable diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. scyllo-Inositol is a stereochemistry-dependent in vitro inhibitor of amyloid formation. As the first step to elucidate its mechanism of action, we present molecular dynamics simulations of scyllo-inositol and its(More)
The capacity to form β-sheet structure and to self-organize into amyloid aggregates is a property shared by many proteins. Severe neurodegenerative pathologies such as Alzheimer's disease are thought to involve the interaction of amyloidogenic protein oligomers with neuronal membranes. To understand the experimentally observed catalysis of amyloid formation(More)
Although it has long been established that the extracellular matrix acts as a mechanical support, its degradation products, which mainly accumulate during aging, have also been demonstrated to play an important role in cell physiology and the development of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. In the current study, we show that elastin-derived peptides(More)