Sylvie Cochet

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Kx is a quantitatively minor blood group protein of human erythrocytes which is thought to be a membrane transporter. In the red cell membrane, Kx forms a complex stabilized by a disulfide bond with the Kell blood group membrane protein which might function as a metalloprotease. The palmitoylation status of these proteins was studied by incubating red cells(More)
BACKGROUND Rh glycoproteins (RhAG, RhBG, RhCG) are members of the Amt/Mep/Rh family which facilitate movement of ammonium across plasma membranes. Changes in ammonium transport activity following expression of Rh glycoproteins have been described in different heterologous systems such as yeasts, oocytes and eukaryotic cell lines. However, in these complex(More)
Vaso-occlusive crises are the main acute complication in sickle cell disease. They are initiated by abnormal adhesion of circulating blood cells to vascular endothelium of the microcirculation. Several interactions involving an intricate network of adhesion molecules have been described between sickle red blood cells and the endothelial vascular wall. We(More)
Fy blood group antigens are carried by the Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines (DARC), a red cells receptor for Plasmodium vivax broadly implicated in human health and diseases. Recombinant VHHs, or nanobodies, the smallest intact antigen binding fragment derivative from the heavy chain-only antibodies present in camelids, were prepared from a dromedary(More)
Kx is a polytopic membrane protein of human erythrocytes carrying the Kx blood group antigen, which is deficient in rare patients with McLeod syndrome. Kx is disulphide bond linked to the Kell glycoprotein, which is a bitopic type II membrane protein carrying the Kell blood group antigen. Mice immunized with a synthetic peptide predicted to be located on(More)
Human immunoglobulins (IgG) are produced on a multi-ton scale for therapeutic applications. There is presently no available method to manufacture IgG preparations enriched with immunoglobulins from the IgG2 subclass although they might be useful for therapeutic purposes. By frontal chromatography, we have screened 69 immobilized dyes, among which, six(More)
A commercial preparation of bovine hepatic alkaline phosphatase was found to have a Mg2+-stimulated ATPase activity. The pH optimum was 8.5, the Km for ATP was 4.2 X 10(-5) M and the Vmax was 88.3 mumol Pi . h-1 . mg-1. HCO3- had a stimulatory effect on Mg2+ -ATPase activity. Other anions had no effect or an inhibitory effect while Na+, K+ and ouabain had(More)
In order for Staphylococcus aureus to thrive inside the mammalian host, the bacterium has to overcome iron scarcity. S. aureus is thought to produce toxins that lyse erythrocytes, releasing hemoglobin, the most abundant iron source in mammals. Here we identify the Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines (DARC) as the receptor for the S. aureus hemolytic(More)
The screening procedure described in the preceding paper allowed a practical purification procedure to be devised that was automated for human 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase. The purification needed only two chromatographic steps, first on immobilized Procion Blue HE-GN and then on Phenyl-Sepharose. This technique also gave purified lactate dehydrogenase.(More)
Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines (DARC) plays multiple roles in human health as a blood group antigen, a receptor for chemokines and the only known receptor for Plasmodium vivax merozoites. It is the target of the murine anti-Fy6 monoclonal antibody 2C3 which binds to the first extracellular domain (ECD1), but exact nature of the recognized epitope was(More)