Nathalie Seta

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Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a rare neuropediatric disorder classically characterized by episodes of hemiplegia developing in the first months of life, various non-epileptic paroxysmal events and global neurological impairment. If the etiology is unresolved, the disorder is highly suspected to be monogenic with DE NOVO autosomal dominant(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)
BACKGROUND Dystroglycanopathies are a group of congenital muscular dystrophies (CMDs) with autosomal recessive inheritance, often associated with CNS and ocular involvement. They are characterized by the abnormal glycosylation of alpha-dystroglycan, and caused by mutations in at least six genes encoding enzymes: FKTN, POMGNT1, POMT1, POMT2, FKRP, and LARGE.(More)
OBJECTIVE Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG), formerly called carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndromes, constitute a newly identified group of multisystem disorders characterized by defective glycosylation of N-glycosylated proteins. The objective of this work was to describe precisely neurological findings in patients with type Ia CDG(More)
Dystroglycanopathies are a heterogeneous group of muscular dystrophies with autosomal recessive inheritance characterized by abnormal glycosylation of alpha-dystroglycan. The most severe phenotypes are Walker-Warburg Syndrome (WWS) and muscle-eye-brain disease (MEB) presenting with lissencephaly type II (LIS II) and in which muscular dystrophy is associated(More)
BACKGROUND N- and O-oligosaccharide variants on glycoproteins (glycoforms) can lead to alterations in protein activity or function that may manifest themselves as overt disease. APPROACH This review summarizes those diseases that are known to be the result of an inherited or acquired glycoprotein oligosaccharide structural alteration and that are(More)
Defects in O-mannosylation of alpha-dystroglycan cause some forms of congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD), the so-called alpha-dystroglycanopathies. Six genes are responsible for these diseases with overlapping phenotypes. We investigated the usefulness of a biochemical approach for the diagnosis and investigation of the alpha-dystroglycanopathies using(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)
Congenital disorders of glycosylation-Ia are the most frequent type of congenital disorders of glycosylation. This condition affects the nervous system as well as other organs. The estimated incidence of congenital disorders of glycosylation-Ia is higher than the number of identified cases, therefore underdiagnosis of this heterogeneous disorder is(More)
Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD) is frequent in Japan, due to a founder mutation of the fukutin gene (FKTN). Outside Japan, FKTN mutations have only been reported in a few patients with a wide spectrum of phenotypes from Walker-Warburg syndrome to limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD2M). We studied four new Caucasian patients from three(More)