Fabrice Cailloux

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Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) and spastic paraplegia type 2 (SPG2) are X-linked developmental defects of myelin formation affecting the central nervous system (CNS). They differ clinically in the onset and severity of the motor disability but both are allelic to the proteolipid protein gene (PLP), which encodes the principal protein components of CNS(More)
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD) is an X-linked developmental defect of myelination affecting the central nervous system and segregating with the proteolipoprotein (PLP) locus. Investigating 82 strictly selected sporadic cases of PMD, we found PLP mutations in 77%; complete PLP-gene duplications were the most frequent abnormality (62%), whereas point(More)
The proteolipid protein 1 (PLP1) gene encodes the two major proteins of the central nervous system (CNS) myelin: PLP and DM20. PLP1 gene mutations are associated with a large spectrum of X-linked dysmyelinating disorders ranging from hypomyelinating leukodystrophy, Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), to spastic paraplegia (SPG2) according to the nature of(More)
Detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and of mutations is of importance in the field of genetics, biomedical research and in vitro diagnosis. We report here a genotyping procedure that can be virtually applied to any locus within a genome: it uses alpha-phosphorothioate deoxynucleotides in a primer-extension step followed by an ExoIII(More)
We report a dinucleotide polymorphism in the first intron of the proteolipid protein (PLP) gene with a heterozygosity frequency of 0.69 useful for molecular analysis of families with X-linked neurologic disorders characterized by dysmyelination of the central nervous system, Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD) and X-linked Spastic Paraplegia (SPG2).
Hereditary hemochromatosis is an autosomal recessive disease highly prevalent in Northern Europe. Here we describe the performance of a genetic test for two mutations of the HFE gene (C282Y and H63D). It is based on a solid-phase PCR coupled with an α-phosphorothioate-mediated primer extension, conferring resistance to hydrolysis by ExoIII. Next, Elisa-like(More)
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