Jean-Michel Masson

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The worldwide recrudescence of tuberculosis and the widespread appearance of antibiotic resistance have strengthened the need for rapid and specific diagnostic tools. The prevailing microbiological identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, which implies the use of in vitro cultures and acid-fast staining microscopy,(More)
A survey of a vast range of mycobacterial strains led us to discover a new Pps1 intein allele in Mycobacterium gastri which differs from those of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae in both its sequence and insertion site. While little is known about Pps1, except that it belongs to the YC24 family of ABC transporters, we show that, unlike(More)
In the countries around the Guinea Gulf, the rainfall regime has varied since the end of the 1960s. To specify some characteristics of this variability, time series of annual amount of precipitation, rainy season duration, amount of precipitation in dry seasons, and number of rainy days have been generated with a one-year time step from 1950 to 1989.(More)
THY Pol-2 intein, from Thermococcus hydrothermalis, belongs to the same allelic family as TLI Pol-2 (PI-TLII), Tfu Pol-2 (PI-TFUII) and TspTY Pol-3 mini-intein, all inserted at the pol-c site of archaeal DNA polymerase genes. This new intein was cloned, expressed in Escherichia coli and purified. The intein is a specific endonuclease (PI-THY:I) which(More)
  • 2007
The runoffs at four Ivory Coast hydrometric stations (monitoring flows from an area covering between 5930 and 66500 km 2) were analysed with a set of statistical methods for the detection of breaks in the time series. The variables studied were the annual mean discharge and some characteristic discharges. From a quantitative standpoint, the existence of a(More)
This article is a review of the pharmacotherapy of senile dementia in Europe and the United States. Neurophysiological and neuropathological studies of demented elderly have suggested that a change from the attempt to improve cerebral blood flow to the attempt to improve neuronal intermediary (glycolytic) metabolism may be more fruitful therapeutically.(More)
Among the 14 inteins of the Pyrococcus abyssi genome, 10 harbour the LAGLIDADG motifs of dodecapeptide endonucleases. Four of these were cloned, expressed in Escherichia coli and purified to assay their potential endonuclease activity. PabRIR1-2 and PabRIR1-3 are specific endonucleases, named PI-PabI and PI-PabII, respectively, cleaving the sequence(More)