Stéphanie Delga

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Mutations in SPG4, encoding the microtubule-severing protein spastin, are responsible for the most frequent form of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a heterogeneous group of genetic diseases characterized by degeneration of the corticospinal tracts. We previously reported that mice harboring a deletion in Spg4, generating a premature stop codon, develop(More)
The C-terminal region of tubulin is involved in multiple aspects of the regulation of microtubule assembly. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms of this regulation, we study here, using different approaches, the interaction of Tau, spermine, and calcium, three representative partners of the tubulin C-terminal region, with a peptide composed of the last 42(More)
Owing to preferential electrostatic adsorption of multivalent cations on highly anionic surfaces, natural multivalent polyamines and especially quadrivalent spermine can be considered as potential regulators of the complex dynamical properties of anionic MTs (microtubules). Indeed, the C-terminal tails of tubulin display many negative residues in a row(More)
Upon hypertonic stress most often resulting from high salinity, cells need to balance their osmotic pressure by accumulating neutral osmolytes called compatible osmolytes like betaine, myo-inositol, and taurine. However, the massive uptake of compatible osmolytes is a slow process compared with other defense mechanisms related to oxidative or heat stress.(More)
Clostridium botulinum exoenzyme C3 is responsible for the inactivation of members of the Rho GTPase family that are implicated in actin-cytoskeleton reorganization. This property has been extensively used in the field to investigate the functionality of the Rho GTPases. However, systematic analysis of Rho GTPase functions requires large amounts of such(More)
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