Matthieu Landon

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In a recent preliminary study it was reported that a severe head injury resulted in the deposition of beta amyloid protein (beta AP) in the cortical ribbon of 30% of patients who survived for less than two weeks. Multiple cortical areas have now been examined from 152 patients (age range 8 weeks-81 years) after a severe head injury with a survival time of(More)
Polyclonal antibodies were raised which have a high affinity for conjugated ubiquitin. Immunocytochemistry was performed on paraffin sections of tissues showing well-characterized inclusion bodies. Ubiquitin was found as a component of the intermediate filament inclusion bodies characteristic of several major diseases including Lewy bodies of Parkinson's(More)
Using an immunocytochemical method to localise antibodies to ubiquitin, filamentous inclusion bodies were seen in spinal anterior horn neurones in cases of motor neurone disease (MND) but not in any control cases. These inclusion bodies appeared to be closely associated with classical Bunina bodies and immuno-electron microscopy suggested that they were(More)
alpha B crystallin is a protein which has homology with the small cell stress proteins. A characterized antibody to residues 1-10 of alpha B crystallin was used to immunostain tissues containing ballooned (chromatolytic, achromasic) neurons. The tissues included two cases of classical Pick's disease, one case of dementia with swollen achromasic neurons in(More)
The prion encephalopathies are characterized by accumulation in the brain of the abnormal form PrPsc of a normal host gene product PrPc. The mechanism and site of formation of PrPsc from PrPc are currently unknown. In this study, ME7 scrapie-infected mouse brain was used to show, both biochemically and by double-labelled immunogold electron microscopy, that(More)
Immunochemical staining to detect ubiquitin has become an essential technique in evaluating neurodegenerative processes. Age related staining is seen in myelin, in nerve processes in lysosome-related dense bodies, and in corpora amylacea. There is a constant association between filamentous inclusions and the presence of ubiquitin. Intermediate filaments(More)
Four monoclonal antibodies (1D2/1/2, 1G10/2/3, 3B6/1/1, 4D12/2/6) were raised against a synthetic peptide consisting of residues 8-17 of a protein reported to be common to senile plaque cores, cerebrovascular amyloid and neurofibrillary tangles in Alzheimer's disease. In an immunoperoxidase study of Alzheimer brain tissue, these antibodies stained plaque(More)
The recent discovery that brain PGP 9.5 is a ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase suggests that the role of this protein should be studied in relation to ubiquitinated cellular inclusions characteristic of several chronic human degenerative diseases. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-processed sections known to contain ubiquitin-protein conjugate immunoreactivity(More)
Diffuse Lewy body disease is an important pathological substrate of the common syndrome of parkinsonian dementia. The new technique of anti-ubiquitin immunocytochemistry has been used in a correlative quantitative neuropathological study of fifteen cases of diffuse Lewy body disease, showing that the severity of dementia is related to cortical Lewy body(More)