E. M. García - Fontán

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Neuromeningeal tuberculosis is a rare extrapulmonary location in France. Delayed diagnosis can lead to therapeutic failure and severe sequels. However early diagnosis is a major challenge that requires the proper epidemiological, clinical, radiological and biological resources. Problems related to diagnosis of mycobacteria infection and to shortcomings in(More)
An important property of NEMO, the core element of the IKK complex involved in NF-kappaB activation, resides in its ability to specifically recognize poly-ubiquitin chains. A small domain called NOA/UBAN has been suggested to be responsible for this property. We recently demonstrated that the C-terminal Zinc Finger (ZF) of NEMO is also able to bind(More)
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NF-kappaB essential modulator (NEMO) plays an essential role in the nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) pathway as a modulator of the two other subunits of the IkappaB kinase (IKK) complex, i.e. the protein kinases, IKKalpha and IKKbeta. Previous reports all envision the IKK complex to be a static entity. Using glycerol-gradient ultracentrifugation, we(More)
Aberrant and constitutive NF-κB activation are frequently reported in numerous tumor types, making its inhibition an attractive target for the treatment of certain cancers. NEMO (NF-κB essential modulator) is the crucial component of the canonical NF-κB pathway that mediates IκB kinase (IKK) complex activation. IKK activation resides in the ability of the(More)
Hypomorphic mutations in the X-linked human NEMO gene result in various forms of anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia with immunodeficiency. NEMO function is mediated by two distal ubiquitin binding domains located in the regulatory C-terminal domain of the protein: the coiled-coil 2-leucine zipper (CC2-LZ) domain and the zinc finger (ZF) domain. Here, we(More)
We have previously extracted a protein from inflammatory mouse granuloma that fully protects normal mice against lethal Listeria monocytogenes infection. We now report that polyclonal antibodies directed against this protein react with a human urinary fraction that also provides full protection of normal mice against L. monocytogenes. Murine monoclonal(More)
We report the case of a patient who presented with a thrombus of the aortic arch complicated with splenic, renal and peroneal artery embolisms, associated with transient lupus anticoagulant, during a Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. The outcome was good under antibiotic and anticoagulant treatment. We also review the medical literature on M.(More)
SCOPE Clinical implications associated with polymorphisms in drug-metabolizing genes involved in the chemotherapy of colorectal cancers (5-flurorouracil, oxaliplatin and irinotecan) are reviewed. CURRENT SITUATION AND SALIENT POINTS Treatments of colorectal cancers have been greatly improved last years but patients respond differently to identical(More)
The NF-κB pathway has critical roles in cancer, immunity and inflammatory responses. Understanding the mechanism(s) by which mutations in genes involved in the pathway cause disease has provided valuable insight into its regulation, yet many aspects remain unexplained. Several lines of evidence have led to the hypothesis that the regulatory/sensor protein(More)