Philippe Menei

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Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) are hamartomatous vascular malformations characterized by abnormally enlarged capillary cavities without intervening brain parenchyma. They cause seizures and focal neurological deficits due to cerebral hemorrhages. CCM loci have already been assigned to chromosomes 7q (CCM1), 7p (CCM2), and 3q (CCM3) and have been(More)
The infusion of BDNF and NT-3 into Schwann cell (SC) grafts promotes regeneration of brainstem neurones into the grafts placed in adult rat spinal cord transected at T8 (Xu et al., 1995b). Here, we compared normal SCs with SCs genetically modified to secrete human BDNF, grafted as trails 5 mm long in the cord distal to a transection site and also deposited(More)
We report here the isolation of a population of non-transformed pluripotent human cells from bone marrow after a unique expansion/selection procedure. This procedure was designed to provide conditions resembling the in vivo microenvironment that is home for the most-primitive stem cells. Marrow-adherent and -nonadherent cells were co-cultured on(More)
Only a few studies mention the existence of tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactive neurons in the striatum. These neurons are known to be increased following lesion of the dopaminergic nigrostriatal pathway. Recently it has been shown that glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor treatment was able to increase the number of these neurons in the(More)
Meningiomas represent one of the largest subgroups of intracranial tumors. They are generally benign, but may show a histological progression to malignancy. Grades II and III meningiomas have been less well studied and are not well controlled because of their aggressive behaviour and recurrences. There is no consensus on therapeutic strategies and no(More)
Changes in promoter DNA methylation pattern of genes involved in key biological pathways have been reported in glioblastoma. Genome-wide assessments of DNA methylation levels are now required to decipher the epigenetic events involved in the aggressive phenotype of glioblastoma, and to guide new treatment strategies. We performed a whole-genome integrative(More)
Marrow-isolated adult multilineage inducible (MIAMI) cells were differentiated in vitro to neuronal cells in a neurotrophin-dependent fashion. After induction, the cells revealed electrophysiological features similar to those observed in mature neurons. Primary early passage human MIAMI cells without any type of co-cultures with other cell types were used.(More)
This work aims to prospectively record all primary central nervous system tumors (PCNST), in France, for which histological diagnosis is available. The objectives are to create a national registry and a network to perform epidemiological studies, to implement clinical and basic research protocols, and to harmonize the healthcare of patients affected by(More)
The authors report the case of a 14-month-old baby boy with an epidermoid cyst located entirely within the pons and medulla, without an exophytic component. The lesion was examined by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The child was operated upon three times after two recurrences of the lesion. A suboccipital, subtonsillar approach was used(More)
BACKGROUND External ventricular drainage (EVD) catheters provide reliable and accurate means of monitoring intracranial pressure and alleviating elevated pressures via drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF infections occur in approximately 9% of patients. Antibiotic-impregnated (AI) EVD catheters were developed with the goal of reducing the occurrence(More)