Tronche Christophe

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Neutrophils express the G protein-coupled N-formyl peptide receptor (FPR) and its homologue FPRL1, whereas monocytes express FPR, FPRL1, and FPRL2, an orphan receptor sharing 83% amino acid identity with FPRL1. FPRL1 is a promiscuous receptor activated by serum amyloid A and by different synthetic peptides, including the hexapeptide(More)
Lipoxin A4 (LXA4) has been shown to bind to the leucocyte formyl peptide receptor (FPR) homologue, FPRL1, without triggering the biological activities induced by other FPRL1 agonists. We investigated the direct effect of LXA4 as well as the effect on agonist-induced biological responses using transfected HL-60 cells expressing FPR, FPRL1 or FPRL2. LXA4(More)
A D-methionine-containing peptide, Trp-Lys-Tyr-Met-Val-D-Met-NH(2) (WKYMVm), featuring a unique receptor specificity was investigated with respect to its ability to activate neutrophil effector functions. The peptide was found to be more potent than the N-formylated peptide N-formyl-Met-Leu-Phe (fMLF) at inducing neutrophil chemotaxis, mobilization of(More)
Infection with Helicobacter pylori causes chronic gastritis, which is characterized by a dense mucosal infiltration by inflammatory cells such as monocytes/macrophages. H. pylori-induced inflammation is a risk factor for the development of gastric adenocarcinoma, but the mechanisms involved in H. pylori-associated carcinogenesis are poorly understood. A(More)
Helicobacter pylori, the bacterial pathogen associated with gastritis and peptic ulcers, is highly successful in establishing infection in the human gastric mucosa, a process typically associated with massive infiltration of inflammatory cells. Colonization of the mucosa is suggested to be facilitated by H. pylori-produced cecropin-like peptides with(More)
Upon agonist binding, the anaphylatoxin human complement 5a receptor (C5aR) has previously been found to be phosphorylated on the six serine residues of its carboxyl-terminal tail (Giannini, E., Brouchon, L., and Boulay, F. (1995) J. Biol. Chem. 270, 19166-19172). To evaluate the precise roles that specific phosphorylation sites may play in receptor(More)
Promyelocytic human leukemia HL60 cells can be differentiated into neutrophil-like cells that exhibit an NADPH oxidase activity through direct stimulation of protein kinase C (PKC) with PMA or through formyl peptide receptor activation. We have isolated a variant HL60 clone that exhibited a conditional PMA-induced oxidative response depending on the agent(More)
This study examines the effects of ibotenic acid lesions of the mediodorsal nucleus of the thalamus (MD) on serial contextual memory retrieval in non-stress and stress conditions. Independent groups of mice learned two successive contextual serial discriminations (D1 and D2) in a four-hole board. The discriminations differed each by the color and texture of(More)
The G protein-coupled receptor kinase family comprises six members (GRK1 to GRK6) that phosphorylate and desensitize a number of agonist-occupied G protein-coupled receptors. Overexpression of the dominant negative mutant GRK2-K220R is often accompanied by an inhibition of the agonist-mediated phosphorylation of G protein-coupled receptors. In the case of(More)
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