Pascal Rippert

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The subcellular distribution of Met and S-adenosylmethionine (AdoMet) metabolism in plant cells discloses a complex partition between the cytosol and the organelles. In the present work we show that Arabidopsis contains three functional isoforms of vitamin B(12)-independent methionine synthase (MS), the enzyme that catalyzes the methylation of homocysteine(More)
Tocochromanols (tocopherols and tocotrienols), collectively known as vitamin E, are essential antioxidant components of both human and animal diets. Because of their potential health benefits, there is a considerable interest in plants with increased or customized vitamin E content. Here, we have explored a new strategy to reach this goal. In plants,(More)
While the presence of a complete shikimate pathway within plant plastids is definitively established, the existence of a cytosolic postchorismate portion of the pathway is still debated. This question is alimented by the presence of a chorismate mutase (CM) within the cytosol. Until now, the only known destiny of prephenate, the product of CM, is(More)
The present study reports the first molecular characterization of a plant arogenate dehydrogenase, the enzyme that catalyses the transformation of arogenate into tyrosine. The structure of the Arabidopsis thaliana tyrA gene is very peculiar since it encodes two highly similar, and putatively active, protein domains. PCR analyses confirmed the existence of a(More)
The extreme diversity in substrate specificity, and in the regulation mechanism of arogenate/prephenate dehydrogenase enzymes in nature, makes a comparative structural study of these enzymes of great interest. We report here on the biochemical and structural characterization of arogenate dehydrogenase from Synechocystis sp. (TyrAsy). This work paves the way(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate a useful version of the Motor Function Measure (MFM) in children with neuromuscular diseases aged <7 years old. DESIGN Two prospective cohort studies that documented the MFM completion of children aged between 2 and 7 years old. SETTING French-speaking rehabilitation departments from France, Belgium, and Switzerland. PARTICIPANTS(More)
The present study reports the first purification and kinetic characterization of two plant arogenate dehydrogenases (EC 1.3.1.43), an enzyme that catalyses the oxidative decarboxylation of arogenate into tyrosine in presence of NADP. The two Arabidopsis thaliana arogenate dehydrogenases TyrAAT1 and TyrAAT2 were overproduced in Escherichia coli and purified(More)
Steroids are nowadays routinely used as a long-term treatment in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Their effects on body composition were assessed using dual X-ray absorptiometry. The study followed over 2 years 29 genetically confirmed DMD patients: 21 in the steroid-treated group and 8 in the steroid-naïve group. After 2 years of steroid treatment, the(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative delirium is common in the elderly and is associated with a significant increase in mortality, complications, length of hospital stay and admission in long care facility. Although several interventions have proved their effectiveness to prevent it, the Cochrane advises an assessment of multifaceted intervention using rigorous(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the applicability and responsiveness of the motor function measure (total score and sub-scores D1, D2 and D3) in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred and thirty-three patients aged 4-86 years were included in the descriptive study. Scores and sub-scores were analyzed by age and by disease subtypes.(More)