Charlotte Veyrat-Durebex

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The covalent attachment of SUMO proteins (small ubiquitin-like modifier) to specific proteins or SUMOylation regulates their functional properties in the nucleus and cytoplasm of neurons. Recent studies reported dysfunction of the SUMO pathway in molecular and cellular abnormalities associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Furthermore, several(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is characterized by the absence of reliable diagnostic biomarkers. The aim of the study was to (i) devise an untargeted metabolomics methodology that reliably compares cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from ALS patients and controls by liquid chromatography coupled to high-resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS); (ii) ascertain a(More)
Abnormal survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1)-copy number has been associated with an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in French and Dutch population studies. The aim of this study was to determine whether SMN gene copy number increases the risk of ALS or modulates its phenotype in a cohort of Swedish sporadic ALS (SALS) patients. In all, 502(More)
The dihydropyrimidinase-like 3 (DPYSL3) or Collapsin Response Mediator Protein 4a (CRMP4a) expression is modified in neurodegeneration and is involved in several ALS-associated pathways including axonal transport, glutamate excitotoxicity, and oxidative stress. The objective of the study was to analyze CRMP4 as a risk factor for ALS. We analyzed the(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most frequent motor neuron disorder in adults. This fatal condition, due to degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons in spinal and bulbar myotomes, leads to death from respiratory failure after median disease duration of 36 months. ALS is sporadic in more than 90% of cases and familial in the remaining cases.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The objectives of this study were to define the metabolomic profile of cerebrospinal fluid in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients, to model outcome through combined clinical and metabolomic parameters and independently to validate predictive models. METHODS In all, 74 consecutive newly diagnosed patients were enrolled into(More)
This study aims to develop a cellular metabolomics model that reproduces the pathophysiological conditions found in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in order to improve knowledge of disease physiology. We used a co-culture model combining the motor neuron-like cell line NSC-34 and the astrocyte clone C8-D1A, with each over-expressing wild-type or G93C mutant(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess iron status in a cohort of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients compared to controls in order to evaluate these parameters as a risk factor or a modifying factor of ALS. METHODS We collected serum iron, ferritin, transferrin, total iron-binding capacity, and transferrin saturation coefficient (TSC)(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop a CSF metabolomics signature for motor neuron disease (MND) using (1)H-NMR spectroscopy and to evaluate the predictive value of the profile in a separate cohort. METHODS We collected CSF from patients with MND and controls and analyzed the samples using (1)H-NMR spectroscopy. We divided the total patient sample in a 4:1 ratio into a(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common adult-onset motor neuron disorder, is fatal for most patients less than 3 years from when the first symptoms appear. The aetiologies for sporadic and most familial forms of ALS are unknown, but genetic factors are increasingly recognized as causal in a subset of patients. Studies of disease physiology(More)