Bertrand Simon

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The two moulds, Alternaria alternata and Cladosporium herbarum, are recognized as major causes of fungal allergies. Cloning, sequencing and heterologous expression of the allergens of the two moulds is a necessary step in understanding fungal allergy and in the development of new and improved methods of diagnosis and therapy. The seven new mould allergens(More)
We have isolated a cDNA clone coding for a birch pollen allergen, Bet v 4. The deduced amino acid sequence of Bet v 4 contained two typical EF-hand calcium-binding domains. Sequence similarities of Bet v 4 to calmodulin are primarily confined to the calcium-binding domains. However, significant sequence similarities extending outside the Ca2+-binding sites(More)
BACKGROUND Lack of knowledge of the identity of fungal allergens still is a major obstacle for improvement of diagnosis and therapy of allergies to moulds. We have therefore further analyzed the allergens of the two moulds, Alternaria alternata and Cladosporium herbarum and found that enolases (EC are major allergens, at least of the two fungal(More)
Binding of ICAP1 (integrin cytoplasmic domain-associated protein-1) to the cytoplasmic tails of β1 integrins inhibits integrin activation. ICAP1 also binds to KRIT1 (Krev interaction trapped-1), a protein whose loss of function leads to cerebral cavernous malformation, a cerebrovascular dysplasia occurring in up to 0.5% of the population. We previously(More)
We performed cytogenetic and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) studies on 29 sporadic or familial tumors associated with von Hippel-Lindau [correction of Landau] disease. Four of five renal cell carcinomas with detectable alterations showed clones with chromosome 3 alterations. These changes led to loss of genetic material visible with cytogenetic(More)
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