Roselyne Froissart

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Over the last 15 years, we have performed a total of 30 haematopoietic stem cell transplants on 27 children suffering from Hurler's syndrome. These children were of median age 11 months at the time of diagnosis and 25 months at the time of transplantation. The phenotype was severe in 21 cases (78%). The donor was familial in 13 cases: nine genotypically(More)
BACKGROUND Strokes related to intracranial aneurysm or arteriopathy have been reported in a few patients with late-onset Pompe disease. These reports suggested that cerebral vessel involvement could be an underrecognized complication of this disease. METHODS We report cerebral artery involvement in three French patients with late-onset Pompe disease. (More)
Sanfilippo syndrome is a mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) caused by a lysosomal enzyme defect interrupting the degradation pathway of heparan sulfates. Affected children develop hyperactivity, aggressiveness, delayed development, and severe neuropathology. We observed relevant behaviors in the mouse model of Sanfilippo syndrome type B (MPSIIIB), in which the(More)
Sanfilippo syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPSIII) is a lysosomal storage disease with predominant neurological manifestations in affected children. It is considered heterogeneous with respect to prevalence, clinical presentation, biochemistry (four biochemical forms of the disease referred to as MPSIIIA, B, C, and D are known), and causative(More)
By providing access to affected neurons, human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSc) offer a unique opportunity to model human neurodegenerative diseases. We generated human iPSc from the skin fibroblasts of children with mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB. In this fatal lysosomal storage disease, defective α-N-acetylglucosaminidase interrupts the degradation(More)
Lysosomal sialidase (EC 3.2.1.18) has a dual physiological function; it participates in intralysosomal catabolism of sialylated glycoconjugates and is involved in cellular immune response. Mutations in the sialidase gene NEU1, located on chromosome 6p21.3, result in autosomal recessive disorder, sialidosis, which is characterized by the progressive(More)
Fabry disease, an X-linked recessive lysosomal storage disease, results from the deficient activity of the exogalactosidase, alpha-galactosidase A (alpha-Gal A). To date, over 270 disease-causing mutations have been identified; however, no coding sequence variants have been reported. In the course of enzyme diagnostic testing, a normal female control had(More)
Multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD) is a recessively inherited metabolic disorder that can be due to a deficiency of electron transfer flavoprotein (ETF) or its dehydrogenase (ETF-ubiquinone oxidoreductase). ETF is a mitochondrial matrix protein consisting of alpha- (30kDa) and beta- (28kDa) subunits encoded by the ETFA and ETFB genes,(More)
UNLABELLED Establishing correlations between a patient's genotype and clinical phenotype is based on the assumption that the same clinical consequences will be observed in individuals with the same residual function of a specific metabolic step. In mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II; Hunter disease), patients present with a wide clinical spectrum.(More)
We studied 70 unrelated Hunter patients and found a gene alteration in every patient. The molecular heterogeneity was very important. Large gene rearrangements were identified in 14 patients. Forty-three different mutations were identified in the 56 other patients and 31 were not previously described. Deletions and insertions, splice site mutations were(More)