Florent Schmitt

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Motor neuron diseases (MNDs) are characterized by selective death of motor neurons and include mainly adult-onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Neurodegeneration is not the single pathogenic event occurring during disease progression. There are multiple lines of evidence for the existence of defects in lipid(More)
The progressive deterioration of the neuromuscular axis is typically observed in degenerative conditions of the lower motor neurons, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Neurodegeneration in this disease is associated with systemic metabolic perturbations, including hypermetabolism and dyslipidemia. Our previous gene profiling studies on ALS muscle(More)
Fatty acids are of paramount importance to all cells, since they provide energy, function as signaling molecules, and sustain structural integrity of cellular membranes. In the nervous system, where fatty acids are found in huge amounts, they participate in its development and maintenance throughout life. Growing evidence strongly indicates that fatty acids(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment with calcitriol or its analogue, alfacalcidol often leads to hypercalcaemia, hyperphosphataemia or both in patients which chronic renal failure and advanced secondary hyperparathyroidism. We tested three new vitamin D analogues (CB 1093, EB 1213, GS 1725) in an attempt to identify potentially non hypercalcaemic compounds, capable of(More)
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