Sylvain Colin

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Incubation of galactose treated Kluyveromyces bulgaricus yeast cells in EDTA/phosphate-buffered saline led to an extract possessing hemagglutinating and yeast flocculating properties. Purification of this extract by affinity chromatography and gel filtration gave two lectin forms, Kb-CWL I and Kb-CWL II, with an apparent molecular mass of 38,000 and 150,000(More)
The intestinal epithelium represents an attractive biological model of differentiation from stem cells to highly differentiated epithelial cells, not only during particular developmental events depending upon the vertebrate species considered but also throughout adult life. The ontogenic maturation of the intestinal epithelium arises from both a programmed(More)
The in vivo bioavailability of exogenous fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) was studied after i.v. injection of uniformly 14C-labeled FGF2 into young rats. 14C-FGF2 was rapidly accumulated in almost all solid organs within 5 min. After 30 min, more than 65% of FGF2 was retained in liver, 4.5% in kidneys, 1.2% in spleen, 0.15% in adrenal glands, and trace(More)
The dentino-enamel junction is not an simple inert interface between two mineralized structures. A less simplistic view suggests that the dentino-enamel junctional complex should also include the inner aprismatic enamel and the mantle dentin. At early stages of enamel formation, fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-2 is stored in and released from the inner(More)
The presence of peroxisomes and their enzymic content were investigated and compared in healthy and neoplastic human colon epithelial cells using cytochemical studies at the ultrastructural level as well as biochemical analyses. Catalase-positive organelles were found to be more numerous in normal than in colonic neoplastic cells. Biochemical assays(More)
Peroxisomes are essential in cellular metabolism as their dysgenesis or defects in single enzymes or impairment of multiple peroxisomal enzymatic functions have been found in several inherited metabolic diseases with serious clinical sequelae. The assembly and formation of these cytoplasmic organelles constitute a major and intriguing research topic. In the(More)
The presence of peroxisomes and their enzymatic content were investigated and compared in healthy and neoplastic human breast epithelial cells using cytochemical studies at the ultrastructural level as well as Western blot and biochemical analyses. Ultrastructural cytochemistry revealed the presence of these organelles in both normal and neoplastic breast(More)
It has been shown that fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) protect hypocampal CAI cells from the effects of transient ischemia when injected either intraventrically or intravenously. The effectiveness of the systemic treatment seems to suggest that FGFs cross the blood-brain barrier to some extent. The appearance of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in the(More)
Recombinant bovine fibroblast growth factor (FGF2), uniformly labelled with 14C ([14C]FGF2), was purified and showed to be highly stable and to retain full biological activity. Organ distribution of [14C]FGF2 after intravenous injection of young rats was assessed by autoradiography of whole body sections and compared with those obtained with [125I]iodinated(More)
The appearance and development of peroxisomes and the expression of their enzymes in the human fetal intestine have been investigated between 11 and 22 weeks of gestation. In the youngest samples (11-16 weeks of age), cytochemistry at the ultrastructural level revealed the presence of rare, mostly circular peroxisomes. From 16 weeks of gestation onwards, an(More)