Un cœur pour la vie : la lutte contre les maladies cardiovasculaires congénitales et acquises

Le cœur est le tout premier organe fonctionnel chez les vertébrés pendant le développement embryonnaire. Il est essentiel à l’alimentation en nutriments et en oxygène de tous les organes à tous les stades de la vie, période au cours de laquelle il peut battre près de 3 milliards de fois. Des défauts du développement cardiaque entraînent un grand nombre de malformations appelées cardiopathies congénitales (CHDs – Congenital Heart Diseases), qui représentent l’anomalie congénitale la plus fréquente, touchant près de 1% des nouveaux-nés. Les maladies cardiovasculaires acquises sont quant à elles la première cause de mortalité chez l’adulte. L’étude du développement cardiovasculaire normal et pathologique, depuis ses premières ébauches jusqu'à la formation du myocarde, est nécessaire pour comprendre l’origine des CHDs et pouvoir développer des stratégies thérapeutiques de réparation cardiaque. 

La morphogénèse du sytème cardiovasculaire dépend de processus génétiques et épigénétiques chez différentes populations de cellules progénitrices qui interagissent entre elles. Le département DevCard comprend quatre équipes (Fabienne Lescroart, Michel Pucéat, Francesca Rochais et Stéphane Zaffran) qui s’intéressent aux mécanismes moléculaires et cellulaires impliqués dans la fonction et dans le développement cardiaque normal et pathologique. A l’aide de modèles tels que la souris, le poulet ou encore des cellules humaines et des cellules souches embryonnaires, le département cherche à identifier les réseaux de régulation importants pour le développement du cœur, des vaisseaux sanguins, des valves cardiaques, mais aussi au cours de régénération et la réparation cardiaques.

 

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European Society of Cardiology
Groupe de Réflexion sur la Recherche Cardiovasculaire
The Heart Valve Societe
Société Française de Biologie du Développement
Société de Biologie Cellulaire de France
Société Française de Cardiologie
CREST-NET
Filière Santé Maladies Rares TeteCou


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Jaouadi, H.  et al. 2020

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Cardiopharyngeal Progenitor Specification: Multiple Roads to the Heart and Head Muscles

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Odelin, G.  et al. 2019

Krox20 Regulates Endothelial Nitric Oxide Signaling in Aortic Valve Development and Disease

Among the aortic valve diseases, the bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) occurs when the aortic valve has two leaflets (cusps), rather than three, and represents the most common form of congenital cardiac...
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The expanding phenotypes of cohesinopathies: one ring to rule them all!

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Fultang, L.  et al. 2019

Macrophage-Derived IL1beta and TNFalpha Regulate Arginine Metabolism in Neuroblastoma

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Neri, T.  et al. 2019

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van Eif, V.  et al. 2019

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Etchevers, H.  et al. 2019

The diverse neural crest: from embryology to human pathology

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Lescroart, F.  et al. 2018

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Hubert, F.  et al. 2018

FGF10 Signaling in Heart Development, Homeostasis, Disease and Repair

Essential muscular organ that provides the whole body with oxygen and nutrients, the heart is the first organ to function during embryonic development. Cardiovascular diseases, including acquired and...
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Zaffran, S.  et al. 2018

Ectopic expression of Hoxb1 induces cardiac and craniofacial malformations

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Macagno, N.  et al. 2018

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Thomas, AC.  et al. 2018

Widespread dynamic and pleiotropic expression of the melanocortin-1-receptor (MC1R) system is conserved across chick, mouse and human embryonic development

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De Bono, C.  et al. 2018

T-box genes and retinoic acid signaling regulate the segregation of arterial and venous pole progenitor cells in the murine second heart field

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Chatzifrangkeskou, M.  et al. 2018

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Zaffran, S.  et al. 2018

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Genesis - issue: 5-6 - volume: 56 - pages: e23221.

Cavodeassi, F.  et al. 2018

The hedgehog pathway and ocular developmental anomalies

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Cavodeassi, F.  et al. 2018

The hedgehog pathway and ocular developmental anomalies

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Jaouadi, H.  et al. 2018

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Odelin, G.  et al. 2018

Krox20 defines a subpopulation of cardiac neural crest cells contributing to arterial valves and bicuspid aortic valve

Although cardiac neural crest cells are required at early stages of arterial valve development, their contribution during valvular leaflet maturation remains poorly understood. Here, we show in mouse...
Development - issue: 1 - volume: 145 - pages: pii: dev151944.

Papoutsi, T.  et al. 2018

Bmp2 and Notch cooperate to pattern the embryonic endocardium

Signaling interactions between myocardium and endocardium pattern embryonic cardiac regions, instructing their development to fulfill specific functions in the mature heart. We show that ectopic Bmp2...
Development - issue: 13 - volume: 145 - pages: pii: dev163378..

Macagno, N.  et al. 2018

Reduced H3K27me3 Expression is Common in Nodular Melanomas of Childhood Associated With Congenital Melanocytic Nevi But Not in Proliferative Nodules


Am J Surg Pathol - issue: 5 - volume: 42 - pages: 701-704.

Rulands, S.  et al. 2018

Universality of Clone Dynamics During Tissue Development

The emergence of complex organs is driven by the coordinated proliferation, migration and differentiation of precursor cells. The fate behaviour of these cells is reflected in the time evolution their...
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Métais, A.  et al. 2018

Asb2α-Filamin A Axis Is Essential for Actin Cytoskeleton Remodeling During Heart Development

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Prados, B.  et al. 2018

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During mammalian heart development, restricted myocardial Bmp2 expression is a key patterning signal for atrioventricular canal specification and the epithelial-mesenchyme transition that gives rise...
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Lescroart, F.  et al. 2018

Defining the earliest step of cardiovascular lineage segregation by single-cell RNA-seq

Mouse heart development arises from Mesp1-expressing cardiovascular progenitors (CPs) that are specified during gastrulation. The molecular processes that control early regional and lineage...
Science - issue: 6380 - volume: 359 - pages: 1177-1181.

Moore-Morris, T.  et al. 2018

Infarct Fibroblasts Do Not Derive From Bone Marrow Lineages

RATIONALE: Myocardial infarction is a major cause of adult mortality worldwide. The origin(s) of cardiac fibroblasts that constitute the postinfarct scar remain controversial, in particular the...
Circ Res - issue: 4 - volume: 122 - pages: 583-590.

Charlet, J.  et al. 2017

Genome-wide DNA methylation analysis identifies MEGF10 as a novel epigenetically repressed candidate tumor suppressor gene in neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer in which many children still have poor outcomes, emphasising the need to better understand its pathogenesis. Despite recent genome-wide mutation analyses, many...
Mol. Carcinog. - issue: 4 - volume: 56 - pages: 1290-1301.

Rambeau, P.  et al. 2017

Reduced aggrecan expression affects cardiac outflow tract development in zebrafish and is associated with bicuspid aortic valve disease in humans

Hemodynamic forces have been known for a long time to regulate cardiogenic processes such as cardiac valve development. During embryonic development in vertebrates, the outflow tract (OFT) adjacent to...
Int J Cardiol - issue: - volume: 249 - pages: 340-343.

Ovaert, C.  et al. 2017

FOXC1 haploinsufficiency due to 6p25 deletion in a patient with rapidly progressing aortic valve disease

6p25 deletion is a rare but well-known entity. The main clinical features include an abnormal facial appearance, developmental delay, and ocular anomalies. Cardiac anomalies are frequently seen but...
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Boeva, V.  et al. 2017

Heterogeneity of neuroblastoma cell identity defined by transcriptional circuitries

Neuroblastoma is a tumor of the peripheral sympathetic nervous system, derived from multipotent neural crest cells (NCCs). To define core regulatory circuitries (CRCs) controlling the gene expression...
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Labbé, P.  et al. 2017

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Roux, M.  et al. 2017

Hoxa1 and Hoxb1 are required for pharyngeal arch artery development

Hox transcription factors play critical roles during early vertebrate development. Previous studies have revealed an overlapping function of Hoxa1 and Hoxb1 during specification of the rhombomeres...
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Stefanovic, S.  et al. 2017

Mechanisms of retinoic acid signaling during cardiogenesis

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Suffee, N.  et al. 2017

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Theron, A.  et al. 2016

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Rampersad, SN.  et al. 2016

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Chabab, S.  et al. 2016

Uncovering the Number and Clonal Dynamics of Mesp1 Progenitors During Heart Morphogenesis

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Roux, M.  et al. 2016

Hox Genes in Cardiovascular Development and Diseases

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Rampersad, SN.  et al. 2016

EPAC1 promotes adaptive responses in human arterial endothelial cells subjected to low levels of laminar fluid shear stress: Implications in flow-related endothelial dysfunction

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Chiapparo, G.  et al. 2016

Mesp1 Controls the Speed, Polarity, and Directionality of Cardiovascular Progenitor Migration

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Chassaing, N.  et al. 2016

Targeted resequencing identifies PTCH1 as a major contributor to ocular developmental anomalies and extends the SOX2 regulatory network

Ocular developmental anomalies (ODA) such as anophthalmia/microphthalmia (AM) or anterior segment dysgenesis (ASD) have an estimated combined prevalence of 3.7 in 10,000 births. Mutations in SOX2 are...
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Chassaing, N.  et al. 2016

Targeted resequencing identifies PTCH1 as a major contributor to ocular developmental anomalies and extends the SOX2 regulatory network

Ocular developmental anomalies (ODA) such as anophthalmia/microphthalmia (AM) or anterior segment dysgenesis (ASD) have an estimated combined prevalence of 3.7 in 10,000 births. Mutations in SOX2 are...
Genome Res. - issue: 4 - volume: 26 - pages: 474-485.

El Robrini, N.  et al. 2016

Cardiac outflow morphogenesis depends on effects of retinoic acid signaling on multiple cell lineages

Background: Retinoic acid (RA), the bioactive derivative of vitamin A, is essential for vertebrate heart development. Both excess and reduced RA signaling lead to cardiovascular malformations...
Dev. Dyn. - issue: 3 - volume: 245 - pages: 388-401.

Theron, A.  et al. 2016

Krox20 heterozygous mice: A model of aortic regurgitation associated with decreased expression of fibrillar collagen genes

Background. - The mechanism involved in the onset of aortic valve (AoV) disease remains unclear despite its poor prognosis and frequency. Recently, we reported that Krox20 (EGR2 in humans) is involved...
Arch. Cardiovasc. Dis. - issue: 3 - volume: 109 - pages: 188-198.

Smith, PM.  et al. 2016

Leptin influences the excitability of area postrema neurons

The area postrema (AP) is a circumventricular organ with important roles in central autonomic regulation. This medullary structure has been shown to express the leptin receptor and has been suggested...
Am. J. Physiol.-Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. - issue: 5 - volume: 310 - pages: R440-R448.

Escot, S.  et al. 2016

Disruption of CXCR4 signaling in pharyngeal neural crest cells causes DiGeorge syndrome-like malformations

DiGeorge syndrome (DGS) is a congenital disease causing cardiac outflow tract anomalies, craniofacial dysmorphogenesis, thymus hypoplasia, and mental disorders. It results from defective development...
Development - issue: 4 - volume: 143 - pages: 582-588.

Stefanovic, S.  et al. 2015

GATA-dependent transcriptional and epigenetic control of cardiac lineage specification and differentiation

Heart progenitor cells differentiate into various cell types including pacemaker and working cardiomyocytes. Cell-type specific gene expression is achieved by combinatorial interactions between...
Cell. Mol. Life Sci. - issue: 20 - volume: 72 - pages: 3871-3881.

Roux, M.  et al. 2015

Hoxb1 regulates proliferation and differentiation of second heart field progenitors in pharyngeal mesoderm and genetically interacts with Hoxa1 during cardiac outflow tract development

Outflow tract (OFT) anomalies are among the most common congenital heart defects found at birth. The embryonic OFT grows by the progressive addition of cardiac progenitors, termed the second heart...
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Durst, R.  et al. 2015

Mutations in DCHS1 cause mitral valve prolapse

Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common cardiac valve disease that affects nearly 1 in 40 individuals(1-3). It can manifest as mitral regurgitation and is the leading indication for mitral valve...
Nature - issue: 7567 - volume: 525 - pages: 109-+.

Papoutsi, T.  et al. 2015

Msx1(creERT2) knock-In allele: A useful tool to target embryonic and adult cardiac valves

Heart valve development begins with the endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of endocardial cells. Although lineage studies have demonstrated contributions from cardiac neural crest and...
Genesis - issue: 5 - volume: 53 - pages: 337-345.

Leschik, J.  et al. 2015

A View of Bivalent Epigenetic Marks in Two Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Reveals a Different Cardiogenic Potential

Human embryonic stem (HUES) cells are derived from early individual embryos with unique genetic printing. However, how their epigenetic status might affect their potential to differentiate toward...
Stem Cells Dev. - issue: 3 - volume: 24 - pages: 384-392.

Price, HN.  et al. 2015

Practical application of the new classification scheme for congenital melanocytic nevi

A new consensus-based classification of congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) has recently been proposed. It includes categories for projected adult size (PAS) and location, satellite nevi counts, and...
Pediatr Dermatol - issue: 1 - volume: 32 - pages: 23-27.

Price, HN.  et al. 2015

Practical Application of the New Classification Scheme for Congenital Melanocytic Nevi

A new consensus-based classification of congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) has recently been proposed. It includes categories for projected adult size (PAS) and location, satellite nevi counts, and...
Pediatr. Dermatol. - issue: 1 - volume: 32 - pages: 23-27.

Ahles, A.  et al. 2015

Interhelical Interaction and Receptor Phosphorylation Regulate the Activation Kinetics of Different Human beta(1)-Adrenoceptor Variants

G protein-coupled receptors represent the largest class of drug targets, but genetic variation within G protein-coupled receptors leads to variable drug responses and, thereby, compromises their...
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Hamdi, H.  et al. 2014

Long-Term Functional Benefits of Epicardial Patches as Cell Carriers

Both enzymatic dissociation of cells prior to needle-based injections and poor vascularization of myocardial infarct areas are two important contributors to cell death and impede the efficacy of...
Cell Transplant. - issue: 1 - volume: 23 - pages: 87-96.

Odelin, G.  et al. 2014

Loss of Krox20 results in aortic valve regurgitation and impaired transcriptional activation of fibrillar collagen genes

Aims Heart valve maturation is achieved by the organization of extracellular matrix (ECM) and the distribution of valvular interstitial cells. However, the factors that regulate matrix components...
Cardiovasc. Res. - issue: 3 - volume: 104 - pages: 443-455.

Richart, A.  et al. 2014

MicroRNA-21 Coordinates Human Multipotent Cardiovascular Progenitors Therapeutic Potential

Published clinical trials in patients with ischemic diseases show limited benefit of adult stem cell-based therapy, likely due to their restricted plasticity and commitment toward vascular cell...
Stem Cells - issue: 11 - volume: 32 - pages: 2908-2922.

Mohan, RA.  et al. 2014

A Mutation in the Kozak Sequence of GATA4 Hampers Translation in a Family With Atrial Septal Defects

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is the most common congenital heart defect clinically characterized by an opening in the atrial septum. Mutations in GATA4, TBX5, and NKX2-5 underlie this phenotype. Here,...
Am. J. Med. Genet. A - issue: 11 - volume: 164 - pages: 2732-2738.

Sussman, MA.  et al. 2014

Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Cardiac Myocytes Are Not Ready for Human Trials"

WOS:000343762700002
Circ.Res. - issue: 10 - volume: 115 - pages: E30-E31.

Rana, MS.  et al. 2014

Tbx1 Coordinates Addition of Posterior Second Heart Field Progenitor Cells to the Arterial and Venous Poles of the Heart

Rationale: Cardiac progenitor cells from the second heart field (SHF) contribute to rapid growth of the embryonic heart, giving rise to right ventricular and outflow tract (OFT) myocardium at the...
Circ.Res. - issue: 9 - volume: 115 - pages: 790-U118.

Prados, B.  et al. 2014

Bmp2 patterns prospective valve tissue and regulates EMT and mesenchyme proliferation and morphogenesis

WOS:000341434600199
Transgenic Res. - issue: 5 - volume: 23 - pages: 901-901.

Moore-Morris, T.  et al. 2014

Targeting cardiac fibroblasts: The pressure is on

WOS:000348325300004
Cell Cycle - issue: 17 - volume: 13 - pages: 2647-2648.

Bertrand, N.  et al. 2014

LRRC1 and SCRIB, two polarity genes from the LAP family, genetically interact during embryogenesis

WOS:000359666802217
FEBS J. - issue: - volume: 281 - pages: 329-329.

Anderson, ME.  et al. 2014

Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Cardiac Myocytes Are Not Ready for Human Trials

WOS:000339272700004
Circ.Res. - issue: 3 - volume: 115 - pages: 335-338.

Maurice, DH.  et al. 2014

Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDEs): coincidence detectors acting to spatially and temporally integrate cyclic nucleotide and non-cyclic nucleotide signals

The cyclic nucleotide second messengers cAMP and cGMP each affect virtually all cellular processes. Although these hydrophilic small molecules readily diffuse throughout cells, it is remarkable that...
Biochem. Soc. Trans. - issue: - volume: 42 - pages: 250-256.

Hiriart, E.  et al. 2014

Cell Labeling and Injection in Developing Embryonic Mouse Hearts

Testing the fate of embryonic or pluripotent stem cell-derivatives in in vitro protocols has led to controversial outcomes that do not necessarily reflect their in vivo potential. Preferably, these...
J. Vis. Exp. - issue: 86 - volume: - pages: e51356.

Stefanovic, S.  et al. 2014

GATA-dependent regulatory switches establish atrioventricular canal specificity during heart development

The embryonic vertebrate heart tube develops an atrioventricular canal that divides the atrial and ventricular chambers, forms atrioventricular conduction tissue and organizes valve development. Here...
Nat Commun - issue: - volume: 5 - pages: 3680.

Etchevers, HC.  et al. 2014

Hiding in plain sight: molecular genetics applied to giant congenital melanocytic nevi

Large and giant congenital melanocytic nevi are rare malformations that offer surprising insight into prenatal and postnatal acquisition of nevi of any size, central and peripheral nervous system...
J. Invest. Dermatol. - issue: 4 - volume: 134 - pages: 879-882.

Etchevers, HC.  et al. 2014

Hiding in Plain Sight: Molecular Genetics Applied to Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevi

Large and giant congenital melanocytic nevi are rare malformations that offer surprising insight into prenatal and postnatal acquisition of nevi of any size, central and peripheral nervous system...
- issue: 4 - volume: 134 - pages: 879-882.

Maurice, DH.  et al. 2014

Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDEs): coincidence detectors acting to spatially and temporally integrate cyclic nucleotide and non-cyclic nucleotide signals

The cyclic nucleotide second messengers cAMP and cGMP each affect virtually all cellular processes. Although these hydrophilic small molecules readily diffuse throughout cells, it is remarkable that...
Biochem. Soc. Trans. - issue: - volume: 42 - pages: 250-256.

Ahles, A.  et al. 2014

The Arg389Gly polymorphism determines structure and activation kinetics of the human beta(1)-adrenergic receptor

WOS:000359538500093
Naunyn-Schmiedebergs Arch. Pharmacol. - issue: - volume: 387 - pages: S24-S24.

Yajima, I.  et al. 2013

A subpopulation of smooth muscle cells, derived from melanocyte-competent precursors, prevents patent ductus arteriosus

BACKGROUND: Patent ductus arteriosus is a life-threatening condition frequent in premature newborns but also present in some term infants. Current mouse models of this malformation generally lead to...
PLoS ONE - issue: 1 - volume: 8 - pages: e53183.

Puceat, M.  et al. 2013

Could a pluripotent stem cell give rise to a high yield of a single cell lineage: a myocardial cell?

WOS:000324362900019
Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. - issue: 4 - volume: 23 - pages: 498-499.

Catelain, C.  et al. 2013

Myoblasts and Embryonic Stem Cells Differentially Engraft in a Mouse Model of Genetic Dilated Cardiomyopathy

The functional and architectural benefits of embryonic stem cells (ESC) and myoblasts (Mb) transplantations into infarcted myocardium have been investigated extensively. Whereas ESC repopulated...
Mol. Ther. - issue: 5 - volume: 21 - pages: 1064-1075.

Puceat, M.  et al. 2013

Embryological origin of the endocardium and derived valve progenitor cells: From developmental biology to stem cell-based valve repair

The cardiac valves are targets of both congenital and acquired diseases. The formation of valves during embryogenesis (i.e., valvulogenesis) originates from endocardial cells lining the myocardium....
Biochim. Biophys. Acta-Mol. Cell Res. - issue: 4 - volume: 1833 - pages: 917-922.

Ahles, A.  et al. 2013

Phosphorylation-dependent receptor memory of the human beta(1)-adrenergic receptor

WOS:000209476400005
Naunyn-Schmiedebergs Arch. Pharmacol. - issue: - volume: 386 - pages: S3-S3.

Yajima, I.  et al. 2013

A Subpopulation of Smooth Muscle Cells, Derived from Melanocyte-Competent Precursors, Prevents Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Background: Patent ductus arteriosus is a life-threatening condition frequent in premature newborns but also present in some term infants. Current mouse models of this malformation generally lead to...
PLoS One - issue: 1 - volume: 8 - pages: e53183.

Golzio, C.  et al. 2012

ISL1 directly regulates FGF10 transcription during human cardiac outflow formation

The LIM homeodomain gene Islet-1 (ISL1) encodes a transcription factor that has been associated with the multipotency of human cardiac progenitors, and in mice enables the correct deployment of second...
PLoS ONE - issue: 1 - volume: 7 - pages: e30677.

Van Vliet, P.  et al. 2012

Early cardiac development: a view from stem cells to embryos

From the 1920s, early cardiac development has been studied in chick and, later, in mouse embryos in order to understand the first cell fate decisions that drive specification and determination of the...
Cardiovasc. Res. - issue: 3 - volume: 96 - pages: 352-362.

Watanabe, Y.  et al. 2012

Fibroblast growth factor 10 gene regulation in the second heart field by Tbx1, Nkx2-5, and Islet1 reveals a genetic switch for down-regulation in the myocardium

During cardiogenesis, Fibroblast Growth Factor (Fgf10) is expressed in the anterior second heart field. Together with Fibroblast growth factor 8 (Fgf8), Fgf10 promotes the proliferation of these...
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. - issue: 45 - volume: 109 - pages: 18273-18280.

Zhai, K.  et al. 2012

beta-Adrenergic cAMP Signals Are Predominantly Regulated by Phosphodiesterase Type 4 in Cultured Adult Rat Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells

Background: We investigated the role of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDEs) in the spatiotemporal control of intracellular cAMP concentrations in rat aortic smooth muscle cells (RASMCs)....
PLoS One - issue: 10 - volume: 7 - pages: e47826.

Faure, E.  et al. 2012

P2Y2 receptor inhibits EGF-induced MAPK pathway to stabilise keratinocyte hemidesmosomes

alpha 6 beta 4 integrin is the main component of hemidesmosomes (HD) that stably anchor the epithelium to the underlying basement membrane. Epithelial cell migration requires HD remodelling, which can...
J. Cell Sci. - issue: 18 - volume: 125 - pages: 4264-4277.

Krupp, DR.  et al. 2012

Transcriptome profiling of genes involved in neural tube closure during human embryonic development using long serial analysis of gene expression (long-SAGE)

BACKGROUND: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are common human birth defects with a complex etiology. To develop a comprehensive knowledge of the genes expressed during normal neurulation, we established...
Birth Defects Res. Part A Clin. Mol. Teratol. - issue: 9 - volume: 94 - pages: 683-692.

Krupp, DR.  et al. 2012

Transcriptome profiling of genes involved in neural tube closure during human embryonic development using long serial analysis of gene expression (long-SAGE)

BACKGROUND Neural tube defects (NTDs) are common human birth defects with a complex etiology. To develop a comprehensive knowledge of the genes expressed during normal neurulation, we established...
Birth Defects Res. Part A-Clin. Mol. Teratol. - issue: 9 - volume: 94 - pages: 683-692.

Calderon, D.  et al. 2012

Immune response to human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiac progenitors and adipose-derived stromal cells

Transplantation of allogeneic human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiac progenitors triggers an immune response. We assessed whether this response could be modulated by the concomitant use of...
J. Cell. Mol. Med. - issue: 7 - volume: 16 - pages: 1544-1552.

Zaffran, S.  et al. 2012

New developments in the second heart field

During cardiac looping the heart tube elongates by addition of progenitor cells from adjacent pharyngeal mesoderm to the arterial and venous poles. This cell population, termed the second heart field,...
Differentiation - issue: 1 - volume: 84 - pages: .

Boon, R.  et al. 2012

A Day in the Life of a Young Investigator

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Circulation - issue: 25 - volume: 125 - pages: F145-F150.

Chassaing, N.  et al. 2012

OTX2 mutations contribute to the otocephaly-dysgnathia complex

BACKGROUND: Otocephaly or dysgnathia complex is characterised by mandibular hypoplasia/agenesis, ear anomalies, microstomia, and microglossia; the molecular basis of this developmental defect is...
J. Med. Genet. - issue: 6 - volume: 49 - pages: 373-379.

Chassaing, N.  et al. 2012

OTX2 mutations contribute to the otocephaly-dysgnathia complex

Background Otocephaly or dysgnathia complex is characterised by mandibular hypoplasia/agenesis, ear anomalies, microstomia, and microglossia; the molecular basis of this developmental defect is...
J. Med. Genet. - issue: 6 - volume: 49 - pages: 373-379.

Bun, S.  et al. 2012

Value of In Vivo T2 Measurement for Myocardial Fibrosis Assessment in Diabetic Mice at 11.75 T

Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the value of in vivo T2 measurements to noninvasively quantify myocardial fibrosis in diabetic mice at 11.75 T. Diabetic cardiomyopathy is characterized...
Invest. Radiol. - issue: 5 - volume: 47 - pages: 319-323.

Taylor, J.  et al. 2012

Cardiovascular Research Funding: European Molecular Biology Organization Awards

WOS:000302793300008
Circulation - issue: 14 - volume: 125 - pages: F79-F83.

Ahles, A.  et al. 2012

The Gly389Arg polymorphism determines the activation kinetics of the human beta(1)-adrenergic receptor

WOS:000300779500007
Naunyn-Schmiedebergs Arch. Pharmacol. - issue: - volume: 385 - pages: 4-4.

Van Der Werf, CS.  et al. 2012

CLMP is required for intestinal development, and loss-of-function mutations cause congenital short-bowel syndrome

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Short-bowel syndrome usually results from surgical resection of the small intestine for diseases such as intestinal atresias, volvulus, and necrotizing enterocolitis. Patients with...
Gastroenterology - issue: 3 - volume: 142 - pages: 453-462.e3.

Van Der Werf, CS.  et al. 2012

CLMP Is Required for Intestinal Development, and Loss-of-Function Mutations Cause Congenital Short-Bowel Syndrome

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Short-bowel syndrome usually results from surgical resection of the small intestine for diseases such as intestinal atresias, volvulus, and necrotizing enterocolitis. Patients with...
Gastroenterology - issue: 3 - volume: 142 - pages: 453-U98.

Goebel, P.  et al. 2012

Identification of novel targets of beta-adrenergic signaling through phosphoproteomics of the heart in vivo

WOS:000300779500124
Naunyn-Schmiedebergs Arch. Pharmacol. - issue: - volume: 385 - pages: 29-30.

Paris, M.  et al. 2012

Regulation of skin aging and heart development by TAp63

Since the discovery of the TP63 gene in 1998, many studies have demonstrated that Delta Np63, a p63 isoform of the p53 gene family, is involved in multiple functions during skin development and in...
Cell Death Differ. - issue: 2 - volume: 19 - pages: 186-193.

Golzio, C.  et al. 2012

ISL1 Directly Regulates FGF10 Transcription during Human Cardiac Outflow Formation

The LIM homeodomain gene Islet-1 (ISL1) encodes a transcription factor that has been associated with the multipotency of human cardiac progenitors, and in mice enables the correct deployment of second...
PLoS One - issue: 1 - volume: 7 - pages: e30677.

Diman, NYS.  et al. 2011

A retinoic acid responsive Hoxa3 transgene expressed in embryonic pharyngeal endoderm, cardiac neural crest and a subdomain of the second heart field

A transgenic mouse line harbouring a β-galacdosidase reporter gene controlled by the proximal 2 kb promoter of Hoxa3 was previously generated to investigate the regulatory cues governing Hoxa3...
PLoS ONE - issue: 11 - volume: 6 - pages: e27624.

Etchevers, H.  et al. 2011

Primary culture of chick, mouse or human neural crest cells

A highly enriched population of neural crest cells (NCCs) from amniote embryos, such as from chicks, mice and humans, is desirable for experiments in fate determination. NCCs are also useful for...
Nat Protoc - issue: 10 - volume: 6 - pages: 1568-1577.

Macé, M.  et al. 2011

Comparative transcriptome and network biology analyses demonstrate antiproliferative and hyperapoptotic phenotypes in human keratoconus corneas

PURPOSE: To decipher the biological pathways involved in keratoconus pathophysiology by determining the patterns of differential gene expression between keratoconus and control corneas. METHODS: RNA...
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci - issue: 9 - volume: 52 - pages: 6181-6191.

Krengel, S.  et al. 2011

Meeting report from the 2011 International Expert Meeting on Large Congenital Melanocytic Nevi and Neurocutaneous Melanocytosis, T


Pigment Cell Melanoma Res - issue: 4 - volume: 24 - pages: E1-6.

Bertrand, N.  et al. 2011

Hox genes define distinct progenitor sub-domains within the second heart field

Much of the heart, including the atria, right ventricle and outflow tract (OFT) is derived from a progenitor cell population termed the second heart field (SHF) that contributes progressively to the...
Dev. Biol. - issue: 2 - volume: 353 - pages: 266-274.

Cognet, M.  et al. 2011

Dissection of the MYCN locus in Feingold syndrome and isolated oesophageal atresia

Feingold syndrome (FS) is a syndromic microcephaly entity for which MYCN is the major disease-causing gene. We studied the expression pattern of MYCN at different stages of human embryonic development...
Eur. J. Hum. Genet. - issue: 5 - volume: 19 - pages: 602-606.

de Pontual, L.  et al. 2011

Germline gain-of-function mutations of ALK disrupt central nervous system development

Neuroblastoma (NB) is a frequent embryonal tumor of sympathetic ganglia and adrenals with extremely variable outcome. Recently, somatic amplification and gain-of-function mutations of the anaplastic...
Hum. Mutat. - issue: 3 - volume: 32 - pages: 272-276.

Thomas, S.  et al. 2010

High-throughput sequencing of a 4.1?Mb linkage interval reveals FLVCR2 deletions and mutations in lethal cerebral vasculopathy

Rare lethal disease gene identification remains a challenging issue, but it is amenable to new techniques in high-throughput sequencing (HTS). Cerebral proliferative glomeruloid vasculopathy (PGV), or...
Hum. Mutat. - issue: 10 - volume: 31 - pages: 1134-1141.

Chaabouni, M.  et al. 2010

Identification of the IRXB gene cluster as candidate genes in severe dysgenesis of the ocular anterior segment

PURPOSE: Anterior segment ocular dysgenesis (ASOD) is a broad heterogeneous group of diseases detectable at the clinical and molecular level. In a patient with bilateral congenital ASOD including...
Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. - issue: 9 - volume: 51 - pages: 4380-4386.

Ryckebüsch, L.  et al. 2010

Decreased levels of embryonic retinoic acid synthesis accelerate recovery from arterial growth delay in a mouse model of DiGeorge syndrome

RATIONALE: Loss of Tbx1 and decrease of retinoic acid (RA) synthesis result in DiGeorge/velocardiofacial syndrome (DGS/VCFS)-like phenotypes in mouse models, including defects in septation of the...
Circ. Res. - issue: 4 - volume: 106 - pages: 686-694.

Bessi, .  et al. 2009

Refining the clinicopathological pattern of cerebral proliferative glomeruloid vasculopathy (Fowler syndrome): report of 16 fetal cases

Cerebral proliferative glomeruloid vasculopathy (PGV) is a severe disorder of brain angiogenesis, resulting in abnormally thickened and aberrant perforating vessels, forming glomeruloids with...
Eur J Med Genet - issue: 6 - volume: 52 - pages: 386-392.

de Pontual, L.  et al. 2009

Epistasis between RET and BBS mutations modulates enteric innervation and causes syndromic Hirschsprung disease

Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a common, multigenic neurocristopathy characterized by incomplete innervation along a variable length of the gut. The pivotal gene in isolated HSCR cases, either...
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. - issue: 33 - volume: 106 - pages: 13921-13926.

Boissel, S.  et al. 2009

Loss-of-function mutation in the dioxygenase-encoding FTO gene causes severe growth retardation and multiple malformations

FTO is a nuclear protein belonging to the AlkB-related non-haem iron- and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase family. Although polymorphisms within the first intron of the FTO gene have been...
Am. J. Hum. Genet. - issue: 1 - volume: 85 - pages: 106-111.

Chassaing, N.  et al. 2009

Phenotypic spectrum of STRA6 mutations: from Matthew-Wood syndrome to non-lethal anophthalmia

Matthew-Wood, Spear, PDAC or MCOPS9 syndrome are alternative names used to refer to combinations of microphthalmia/anophthalmia, malformative cardiac defects, pulmonary dysgenesis, and diaphragmatic...
Hum. Mutat. - issue: 5 - volume: 30 - pages: E673-681.

de Pontual, L.  et al. 2009

Mutational, functional, and expression studies of the TCF4 gene in Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

Pitt-Hopkins syndrome is a severe congenital encephalopathy recently ascribed to de novo heterozygous TCF4 gene mutations. We report a series of 13 novel PHS cases with a TCF4 mutation and show that...
Hum. Mutat. - issue: 4 - volume: 30 - pages: 669-676.

Benko, S.  et al. 2009

Highly conserved non-coding elements on either side of SOX9 associated with Pierre Robin sequence

Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) is an important subgroup of cleft palate. We report several lines of evidence for the existence of a 17q24 locus underlying PRS, including linkage analysis results, a...
Nat. Genet. - issue: 3 - volume: 41 - pages: 359-364.

Sajedi, E.  et al. 2008

Analysis of mouse models carrying the I26T and R160C substitutions in the transcriptional repressor HESX1 as models for septo-optic dysplasia and hypopituitarism

A homozygous substitution of the highly conserved isoleucine at position 26 by threonine (I26T) in the transcriptional repressor HESX1 has been associated with anterior pituitary hypoplasia in a human...
Dis Model Mech - issue: 4-5 - volume: 1 - pages: 241-254.

Thomas, S.  et al. 2008

Human neural crest cells display molecular and phenotypic hallmarks of stem cells

The fields of both developmental and stem cell biology explore how functionally distinct cell types arise from a self-renewing founder population. Multipotent, proliferative human neural crest cells...
Hum. Mol. Genet. - issue: 21 - volume: 17 - pages: 3411-3425.

Lequeux, L.  et al. 2008

Confirmation of RAX gene involvement in human anophthalmia

Microphthalmia and anophthalmia are at the severe end of the spectrum of abnormalities in ocular development. Mutations in several genes have been involved in syndromic and non-syndromic anophthalmia....
Clin. Genet. - issue: 4 - volume: 74 - pages: 392-395.

Ryckebusch, L.  et al. 2008

Retinoic acid deficiency alters second heart field formation

Retinoic acid (RA), the active derivative of vitamin A, has been implicated in various steps of cardiovascular development. The retinaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (RALDH2) enzyme catalyzes the second...
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. - issue: 8 - volume: 105 - pages: 2913-2918.

de Pontual, L.  et al. 2007

Methylation-associated PHOX2B gene silencing is a rare event in human neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma (NB), an embryonic tumour originating from neural crest cells, is one of the most common solid tumours in childhood. Although NB is characterised by numerous recurrent, large-scale...
Eur. J. Cancer - issue: 16 - volume: 43 - pages: 2366-2372.

Golzio, C.  et al. 2007

Matthew-Wood syndrome is caused by truncating mutations in the retinol-binding protein receptor gene STRA6

Retinoic acid (RA) is a potent teratogen in all vertebrates when tight homeostatic controls on its endogenous dose, location, or timing are perturbed during early embryogenesis. STRA6 encodes an...
Am. J. Hum. Genet. - issue: 6 - volume: 80 - pages: 1179-1187.

Etchevers, H.  et al. 2007

[Genetic and molecular bases of neurocristopathies]


Arch Pediatr - issue: 6 - volume: 14 - pages: 668-672.

Baala, L.  et al. 2007

Homozygous silencing of T-box transcription factor EOMES leads to microcephaly with polymicrogyria and corpus callosum agenesis

Neural progenitor proliferation and migration influence brain size during neurogenesis. We report an autosomal recessive microcephaly syndrome cosegregating with a homozygous balanced translocation...
Nat. Genet. - issue: 4 - volume: 39 - pages: 454-456.

Martinovic-Bouriel, J.  et al. 2007

Matthew-Wood syndrome: report of two new cases supporting autosomal recessive inheritance and exclusion of FGF10 and FGFR2

We describe two fetal cases of microphthalmia/anophthalmia, pulmonary agenesis, and diaphragmatic defect. This rare association is known as Matthew-Wood syndrome (MWS; MIM 601186) or by the acronym...
Am. J. Med. Genet. A - issue: 3 - volume: 143A - pages: 219-228.

Etchevers, HC.  et al. 2006

Molecular bases of human neurocristopathies


Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. - issue: - volume: 589 - pages: 213-234.

Golzio, C.  et al. 2006

Cytogenetic and histological features of a human embryo with homogeneous chromosome 8 trisomy

BACKGROUND: Homogeneous and complete trisomy 8 is extremely rare. With one recent neonatal exception, all reported cases have been mosaic, due to mitotic non-disjunction during early zygotic...
Prenat. Diagn. - issue: 13 - volume: 26 - pages: 1201-1205.

Sanlaville, D.  et al. 2006

Phenotypic spectrum of CHARGE syndrome in fetuses with CHD7 truncating mutations correlates with expression during human development

BACKGROUND: The acronym CHARGE refers to a non-random cluster of malformations including coloboma, heart malformation, choanal atresia, retardation of growth and/or development, genital anomalies, and...
J. Med. Genet. - issue: 3 - volume: 43 - pages: 211-217.

Etchevers, HC.  et al. 2005

The cap 'n' collar family member NF-E2-related factor 3 (Nrf3) is expressed in mesodermal derivatives of the avian embryo

NF-E2-related factor 3 (Nrf3) is a recently identified member of a family of transcription factors homologous to the Drosophila "cap 'n' collar" or CNC protein. The cnc gene is located immediately 3'...
Int. J. Dev. Biol. - issue: 2-3 - volume: 49 - pages: 363-367.

Deak, KL.  et al. 2005

SNPs in the neural cell adhesion molecule 1 gene (NCAM1) may be associated with human neural tube defects

Neural tube defects (NTDs) are common birth defects, occurring in approximately 1/1,000 births; both genetic and environmental factors are implicated. To date, no major genetic risk factors have been...
Hum. Genet. - issue: 2-3 - volume: 117 - pages: 133-142.

Detrait, E.  et al. 2005

[Vascularization of the head and neck during development]

One of the earliest priorities of the embryonic vascular system is to ensure the metabolic needs of the head. This review covers some of the principles that govern the cellular assembly and...
J Neuroradiol - issue: 3 - volume: 32 - pages: 147-156.

Detrait, ER.  et al. 2005

Human neural tube defects: developmental biology, epidemiology, and genetics

Birth defects (congenital anomalies) are the leading cause of death in babies under 1 year of age. Neural tube defects (NTD), with a birth incidence of approximately 1/1000 in American Caucasians, are...
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Cai, J.  et al. 2005

Gene expression in pharyngeal arch 1 during human embryonic development

Craniofacial abnormalities are one of the most common birth defects in humans, but little is known about the human genes that control these important developmental processes. To identify relevant...
Hum. Mol. Genet. - issue: 7 - volume: 14 - pages: 903-912.

Karmous-Benailly, H.  et al. 2005

Antenatal presentation of Bardet-Biedl syndrome may mimic Meckel syndrome

Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a multisystemic disorder characterized by postaxial polydactyly, progressive retinal dystrophy, obesity, hypogonadism, renal dysfunction, and learning difficulty. Other...
Am. J. Hum. Genet. - issue: 3 - volume: 76 - pages: 493-504.

Trueba, SS.  et al. 2005

PAX8, TITF1, and FOXE1 gene expression patterns during human development: new insights into human thyroid development and thyroid dysgenesis-associated malformations

Thyroid dysgenesis (TD) is responsible for most cases of congenital hypothyroidism, a condition that affects about one in 4000 newborns. Mutations in PAX8, TITF1, or FOXE1 may account for congenital...
J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. - issue: 1 - volume: 90 - pages: 455-462.

Pinson, L.  et al. 2004

Embryonic expression of the human MID1 gene and its mutations in Opitz syndrome


J. Med. Genet. - issue: 5 - volume: 41 - pages: 381-386.

Amiel, J.  et al. 2003

Polyalanine expansion and frameshift mutations of the paired-like homeobox gene PHOX2B in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome

Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS or Ondine's curse; OMIM 209880) is a life-threatening disorder involving an impaired ventilatory response to hypercarbia and hypoxemia. This core...
Nat. Genet. - issue: 4 - volume: 33 - pages: 459-461.

Etchevers, HC.  et al. 2003

Early expression of hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha in the chicken embryo

Hypoxia is known to regulate angiogenesis and tissue growth by the induction of the alpha subunit of the heterodimeric transcription factor, hypoxia-inducible factor 1. The expression pattern of...
Gene Expr. Patterns - issue: 1 - volume: 3 - pages: 49-52.

Etchevers, HC.  et al. 2002

Morphogenesis of the branchial vascular sector

The branchial and dorsal cephalic vascular sectors correspond to the blood vessels contained within evolutionarily recent and ancestral parts of the head, respectively. Recent work demonstrates that...
Trends Cardiovasc. Med. - issue: 7 - volume: 12 - pages: 299-304.

Etchevers, HC.  et al. 2001

The cephalic neural crest provides pericytes and smooth muscle cells to all blood vessels of the face and forebrain

Most connective tissues in the head develop from neural crest cells (NCCs), an embryonic cell population present only in vertebrates. We show that NCC-derived pericytes and smooth muscle cells are...
Development - issue: 7 - volume: 128 - pages: 1059-1068.

Duprez, D.  et al. 1999

Expression of Frzb-1 during chick development

We cloned the chick homolog of Xenopus and mouse Frzb-1, a secreted Wnt antagonist and performed in situ hybridizations to determine the pattern of cFrzb-1 expression in the developing chick embryo....
Mech. Dev. - issue: 1-2 - volume: 89 - pages: 179-183.

Etchevers, HC.  et al. 1999

Anterior cephalic neural crest is required for forebrain viability

The prosencephalon, or embryonic forebrain, grows within a mesenchymal matrix of local paraxial mesoderm and of neural crest cells (NCC) derived from the posterior diencephalon and mesencephalon. Part...
Development - issue: 16 - volume: 126 - pages: 3533-3543.