Jean Christophe Corvol

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OBJECTIVE DCC is the receptor for netrin, a protein that guides axon migration of developing neurons across the body's midline. Mutations in the DCC gene were recently identified in 2 families with congenital mirror movements (MM). The objective was to study clinical and genetic characteristics of 3 European families with MM and to test whether this(More)
Nonmotor symptoms (NMSs) of Parkinson's disease (PD) are common, but they are often underrecognized in clinical practice, because of the lack of spontaneous complaints by the patients, and partly because of the absence of systematic questioning by the consulting physician. However, valid specific instruments for identification and assessment of these(More)
BACKGROUND The inter-individual variability of behavioral effects after tDCS applied to the unaffected right hemisphere in stroke may be related to factors such as the lesion location. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS We investigated the effect of left Broca's area (BA) damage on picture naming in aphasic patients after cathodal tDCS applied over the right BA. (More)
Whole-exome sequencing (WES) has been successful in identifying genes that cause familial Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, until now this approach has not been deployed to study large cohorts of unrelated participants. To discover rare PD susceptibility variants, we performed WES in 1148 unrelated cases and 503 control participants. Candidate genes were(More)
The catechol-O-methyltranferase (COMT) is one of the main enzymes that metabolise dopamine in the brain. The Val158Met polymorphism in the COMT gene (rs4680) causes a trimodal distribution of high (Val/Val), intermediate (Val/Met) and low (Met/Met) enzyme activity. We tested whether the Val158Met polymorphism is a modifier of the age at onset (AAO) in(More)
We describe a patient in whom sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) occurred one year after the onset of etanercept therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This association could be a chance occurrence. However, TNF-alpha has been implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration in sCJD and etanercept might worsen the disease. Such an aggravation has(More)
BACKGROUND Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is the most sensitive MR sequence in acute arterial ischemic stroke but has not yet been evaluated in venous cerebral ischemia. We describe a patient with DWI performed at the acute phase of a venous ischemic stroke. CASE DESCRIPTION A rapid cerebral MRI including DWI and fast fluid-attenuated inversion recovery(More)
INTRODUCTION Because the association between rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) and impulse control disorders (ICDs) in Parkinson's disease (PD) has been debated, we assessed the sleep characteristics and the frequency of RBD using video-polysomnography (v-PSG) in patients with PD with versus without ICDs. METHODS Eighty non-demented(More)
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