Paulette Legendre

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OBJECTIVE The inability to regulate the inflammatory response initiated upon infection leads to severe sepsis, characterized by widespread microvascular injury and thrombosis, organ ischemia, and dysfunction. A disintegrin-like and metalloprotease with thrombospondin type 1 repeats (ADAMTS)-13 regulates primary hemostasis by proteolyzing von Willebrand(More)
ADAMTS13 mutations S203P, R268P, R507Q and A596V were previously identified in French patients with hereditary thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) (Upshaw-Schulman syndrome). Mutated recombinant (r) ADAMTS13 were transiently expressed in COS-7 cells and characterized in comparison with wild-type (WT) rADAMTS13. ADAMTS13 antigen was qualitatively and(More)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a common neurodevelopmental condition characterized by marked genetic heterogeneity. Recent studies of rare structural and sequence variants have identified hundreds of loci involved in ASD, but our knowledge of the overall genetic architecture and the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms remains incomplete. Glycine(More)
Von Willebrand disease (VWD)-type 2B originates from a gain-of-function mutation in von Willebrand factor (VWF), resulting in enhanced platelet binding. Clinical manifestations include increased bleeding tendency, loss of large multimers, thrombocytopenia, and circulating platelet aggregates. We developed a mouse model to study phenotypic consequences of(More)
The VWF A1 domain seems to possess two heparin binding regions (residues 565-587 and 633-648) displaying positively charged amino acids, but the overall polyanion-A1 domain interaction scheme remains essentially elusive. To probe this molecular reaction as well as the role of electrostatic forces in VWF-heparin interaction, we performed mutagenesis and(More)
The relationship between low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-1 (LRP1) and von Willebrand factor (VWF) has remained elusive for years. Indeed, despite a reported absence of interaction between both proteins, liver-specific deletion of LRP1 results in increased VWF levels. To investigate this discrepancy, we used mice with a macrophage-specific(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to search for an association between a desintegrin-like and metalloprotease thrombospondin type 1 motif, member 13 (ADAMTS13) levels and the occurrence of preeclampsia, its characteristics (time-onset and severity), and its consequences (occurrence of fetal growth restriction or preterm delivery). METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND von Willebrand disease (VWD) type 2 is associated with mutations in von Willebrand factor (VWF) that affect its secretion, multimeric pattern, affinity for platelet receptors and clearance of the protein. While increased proteolysis by a disintegrin-like and metalloprotease with thrombospondin type 1 motifs-13 (ADAMTS-13) has been clearly(More)
RATIONALE Percutaneous aortic valve procedures are a major breakthrough in the management of patients with aortic stenosis. Residual gradient and residual aortic regurgitation are major predictors of midterm and long-term outcome after percutaneous aortic valve procedures. We hypothesized that (1) induction/recovery of high molecular weight (HMW) multimers(More)