Published in AJP Cell Physiology
Myoblast fusion is critical for proper muscle growth and regeneration. During myoblast fusion, the localization of some molecules is spatially restricted; however, the exact reason for such localization is unknown. Creatine kinase B (CKB), which replenishes local ATP pools, localizes near the ends of cultured primary mouse myotubes. To gain insight...
Published in Skeletal Muscle
Background Myofibers with an abnormal branching cytoarchitecture are commonly found in muscular dystrophy and in regenerated or aged nondystrophic muscles. Such branched myofibers from dystrophic mice are more susceptible to damage than unbranched myofibers in vitro, suggesting that muscles containing a high percentage of these myofibers are more ...
Published in Methods in Molecular Biology
Gene therapy is a promising approach for the treatment of a variety of disorders including genetic diseases and cancer. Among the viral vectors used in gene therapy, the lentiviral vector, based on HIV-1, is the only integrative vector able to transduce nondividing cells. The first generation of lentiviral vector was established in 1996. Since then...
postdoc Since September 2014
Stanford University (stanford US)
PhD September 2007 - December 2010
Université Laval (Quebec city CA)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy