Nathalie Seta

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Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) is a fast growing group of autosomal recessive inherited diseases caused by defects in glycosylation. The biosynthesis of the glycans is a pathways which occurs in the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi complex thanks to highly specific enzymes: glycosidases and glycosyltransferases. The sequential addition of(More)
We measured in rats the effects of 48 h of mechanical ventilation on the weight, contractile properties, and enzymatic profile of the diaphragm, the soleus and the extensor digitorium longus (EDL) muscles. Eighteen animals were randomly divided into a mechanically ventilated (MV, n = 9) group or a control (C, n = 9) group. During the 48 h of mechanical(More)
Cobblestone lissencephaly represents a peculiar brain malformation with characteristic radiological anomalies, defined as cortical dysplasia combined with dysmyelination, dysplastic cerebellum with cysts and brainstem hypoplasia. Cortical dysplasia results from neuroglial overmigration into the arachnoid space, forming an extracortical layer, responsible(More)
Asthma is a public health problem worldwide, and indoor air pollution considered to be a potential etiology. New tools need to be developed to study the effects of air pollutants in vitro and modelize inhalation exposure. This study was thus set up to design an in vitro model, using a direct exposure device to study the cellular effects of air pollutants at(More)
Cobblestone lissencephaly is a peculiar brain malformation with characteristic radiological anomalies. It is defined as cortical dysplasia that results when neuroglial overmigration into the arachnoid space forms an extracortical layer that produces agyria and/or a "cobblestone" brain surface and ventricular enlargement. Cobblestone lissencephaly is(More)
INTRODUCTION Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG), or carbohydrate deficient glycoprotein syndromes, form a new group of multisystem disorders characterised by defective glycoprotein biosynthesis, ascribed to various biochemical mechanisms. METHODS We report the clinical, biological, and molecular analysis of 26 CDG I patients, including 20 CDG Ia,(More)
The PMM2 gene, which is defective in CDG-Ia, was cloned three years ago [Matthijs et al., 1997b]. Several publications list PMM2 mutations [Matthijs et al., 1997b, 1998; Kjaergaard et al., 1998, 1999; Bjursell et al., 1998, 2000; Imtiaz et al., 2000] and a few mutations have appeared in case reports or abstracts [Crosby et al., 1999; Kondo et al., 1999;(More)
Hydrops fetalis (HF) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid in the extracellular compartments and in body cavities. Non-immune HF (NIHF) is caused by a wide variety of disorders and overall, 20-25% of NIHF remain unexplained. Inborn errors of metabolism, mostly lysosomal storage diseases have been estimated to account for 1-2% of cases, leading to HF(More)
The aims of this study were first to assess airborne endotoxin levels in the dwellings of 162 newborns living in Paris twice during a 1-year period, and second, to identify predictors for endotoxin concentrations using questionnaire data in relation to housing factors and living conditions. Air samples were collected on a glass fiber filter in polystyrene(More)
Type II lissencephaly (type II LIS) is a group of autosomal recessive congenital muscular dystrophies (CMD) associated with defects in alpha-DG O-glycosylation, which comprises Walker-Warburg syndrome, Fukuyama cerebral and muscular dystrophy, or muscle-eye-brain disease. The most severe forms of these diseases often have a fetal presentation and lead to a(More)