Sylvain Steen

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Postsynaptic density 95 (PSD-95) is an important regulator of synaptic structure and plasticity. However, its contribution to synapse formation and organization remains unclear. Using a combined electron microscopic, genetic, and pharmacological approach, we uncover a new mechanism through which PSD-95 regulates synaptogenesis. We find that PSD-95(More)
We have used expression screening of a genomic Mycobacterium tuberculosis library with tuberculosis (TB) patient sera to identify novel genes that may be used diagnostically or in the development of a TB vaccine. Using this strategy, we have cloned a novel gene, termed mtb39a, that encodes a 39-kDa protein. Molecular characterization revealed that mtb39a is(More)
Increasing evidence indicates that adhesion molecules are critically involved in the regulation of mechanisms of synaptic plasticity including synapse formation, but also synaptic remodeling associated to changes in synaptic strength. Among these, the Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule (NCAM) and its polysialylated form PSA-NCAM are important candidates. Here we(More)
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