Wilfried Baeyens

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The czc determinant, which mediates resistance to Co2+, Zn2+ and Cd2+ in Alcaligenes eutrophus CH34 by cation efflux, is regulated by a two-component regulatory system composed of the sensor histidine kinase CzcS and the response activator CzcR (in addition to other components previously described). Regulatory genes are arranged in an upstream regulatory(More)
The plasmid-borneczc operon ensures for resistance to Cd2+, Zn2+ and Co2+ ions through a tricomponent export pathway and is associated to various conjugative plasmids ofA. eutrophus strains isolated from metal-contaminated industrial areas. Theczc region of pMOL30 was reassessed especially for the segments located upstream and downstream the structural(More)
The autologous platelet concentrates--Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)--are used in various medical fields, particularly in oral and maxillofacial surgery. These concentrates contain high levels of growth factors, including the 3 isomers of PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor), 2 of the numerous transforming growth factors(More)
Alcaligin E, the siderophore of the heavy metal-resistant A. eutrophus strain CH34, was shown to interact with Cd and consequently affect its bioavailability and toxicity. The addition of alcaligin E markedly stimulated the growth in the presence of Cd of an alcaligin E-deficient CH34 derivative. Using bioluminescence assays, this effect could be assigned(More)
Enhanced nucleocytoplasmic RNA transport has been demonstrated by incubating normal rat liver nuclei in presence of cytosols originating from the poorly differentiated, fast-growing hepatoma HW-165, in the linear phase of tumor growth. The effect of hepatoma HW-165 cytosol was reduced or suppressed in presence of small amounts of normal liver cytosol: on(More)