Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d'Aquitaine (UMR5287)

Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience

Université de Bordeaux

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33076 Bordeaux cedex


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CNRS Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Université de Bordeaux

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Masmejean Frédérique

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Translational Research in Neurogenetic Diseases
Imagerie Moléculaire Translationnelle (IMT)

Research axis:

Previous Projects

  • Study of GABAa receptors expression (M. Garret)
  • Study on the cell regeneration properties of the salamander (Collaboration with JM Cabelgen and JR Cazalets)

Technical expertise:

  • Primary cells & organotypic cultures
  • Immunochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Fluo-microscopy

Selected publications:

  • Du Z, Tertrais M, Courtand G, Leste-Lasserre T, Cardoit L, Masmejean F, Halgand C, Cho YH and Garret M (2017) Differential Alteration in Expression of Striatal GABAAR Subunits in Mouse Models of Huntington’s Disease. Front. Mol. Neurosci. 10:198. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2017.00198
  • Milan L, Courtand G, Cardoit L, Masmejean F, Barriere G, Cazalets JR, Garret M, Bertrand SS (2015) Age-Related Changes in Pre- and Postsynaptic Partners of the Cholinergic C-Boutons in Wild-Type and SOD1G93A Lumbar Motoneurons. PloS one 10:e0135525.
  • Nafia I, Re DB, Masmejean F, Melon C, Kachidian P, Kerkerian-Le Goff L, Nieoullon A, Had-Aissouni L.. Preferential vulnerability of mesencephalic dopamine neurons to glutamate transporter dysfunction. J Neurochem. 2008 Apr;105(2):484-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2007.05146.x. Epub 2007 Nov 26.
  • Canas PT, Velly LJ, Labrande CN, Guillet BA, Sautou-Miranda V, Masmejean FM, Nieoullon AL, Gouin FM, Bruder NJ, Pisano PS. Sevoflurane protects rat mixed cerebrocortical neuronal-glial cell cultures against transient oxygen-glucose deprivation: involvement of glutamate uptake and reactive oxygen species. Anesthesiology. 2006 Nov;105(5):990-8. doi: 10.1097/00000542-200611000-00021.
  • Nieoullon A, Canolle B, Masmejean F, Guillet B, Pisano P, Lortet S. The neuronal excitatory amino acid transporter EAAC1/EAAT3: does it represent a major actor at the brain excitatory synapse? J Neurochem. 2006 Aug;98(4):1007-18. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2006.03978.x. Epub 2006 Jun 27.
  • Broccardo C, Nieoullon V, Amin R, Masmejean F, Carta S, Tassi S, Pophillat M, Rubartelli A, Pierres M, Rougon G, Nieoullon A, Chazal G, Chimini G. ABCA2 is a marker of neural progenitors and neuronal subsets in the adult rodent brain. J Neurochem. 2006 Apr;97(2):345-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2006.03714.x. Epub 2006 Mar 15.
  • Labrande C, Velly L, Canolle B, Guillet B, Masmejean F, Nieoullon A, Pisano P. Neuroprotective effects of tacrolimus (FK506) in a model of ischemic cortical cell cultures: role of glutamate uptake and FK506 binding protein 12 kDa. Neuroscience. 2006;137(1):231-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2005.08.080. Epub 2005 Nov 10.
  • Guillet BA, Velly LJ, Canolle B, Masmejean FM, Nieoullon AL, Pisano P. Differential regulation by protein kinases of activity and cell surface expression of glutamate transporters in neuron-enriched cultures. Neurochem Int. 2005 Mar;46(4):337-46. Epub 2005 Jan 13.
  • Canolle B, Masmejean F, Melon C, Nieoullon A, Pisano P, Lortet S. Glial soluble factors regulate the activity and expression of the neuronal glutamate transporter EAAC1: implication of cholesterol.J Neurochem. 2004 Mar;88(6):1521-32.
  • Velly LJ, Guillet BA, Masmejean FM, Nieoullon AL, Bruder NJ, Gouin FM, Pisano PM. Neuroprotective effects of propofol in a model of ischemic cortical cell cultures: role of glutamate and its transporters. Anesthesiology. 2003 Aug;99(2):368-75.
  • Kourrich S, Masmejean F, Martin-Eauclaire MF, Soumireu-Mourat B, Mourre C. Inwardly rectifying Kir3.1 subunit knockdown impairs learning and memory in an olfactory associative task in rat. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2003 May 12;113(1-2):97-106.
  • Vacher H, Romi-Lebrun R, Crest M, Masmejean F, Bougis PE, Darbon H, Martin-Eauclaire MF. Functional consequences of deleting the two C-terminal residues of the scorpion toxin BmTX3. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2003 Mar 21;1646(1-2):152-6.
  • Guillet B, Lortet S, Masmejean F, Samuel D, Nieoullon A, Pisano P. Developmental expression and activity of high affinity glutamate transporters in rat cortical primary cultures. Neurochem Int. 2002 Jun;40(7):661-71.
  • Vacher H, Romi-Lebrun R, Mourre C, Lebrun B, Kourrich S, Masméjean F, Nakajima T, Legros C, Crest M, Bougis PE, Martin-Eauclaire MF. A new class of scorpion toxin binding sites related to an A-type K+ channel: pharmacological characterization and localization in rat brain. FEBS Lett. 2001 Jul 13;501(1):31-6.
  • Lortet S, Samuel D, Had-Aissouni L, Masmejean F, Kerkerian-Le Goff L, Pisano P. Effects of PKA and PKC modulators on high affinity glutamate uptake in primary neuronal cell cultures from rat cerebral cortex. Neuropharmacology. 1999 Mar;38(3):395-402.
  • Cupo A, Leger L, Charnay Y, Fourrier O, Jarry T, Masmejean F. The proenkephalin-A-derivative Met-enkephalin-Arg-Gly-Leu is not present in the feline species. Neuropeptides. 1990 Dec;17(4):171-6.
  • Glaser P, Ladant D, Sezer O, Pichot F, Ullmann A, Danchin A. The calmodulin-sensitive adenylate cyclase of Bordetella pertussis: cloning and expression in Escherichia coli. Mol Microbiol. 1988 Jan;2(1):19-30.
  • Mattei D, Pichot F, Bellalou J, Mercereau-Puijalon O, Ullmann A. Cloning of a coding sequence of "Bordetella pertussis" filamentous hemagglutinin gene. Ann Sclavo Collana Monogr. 1986;3(1-2):307-11. No abstract available.