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

Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience

Université de Bordeaux

Zone nord Bat 2 2ème étage
146, rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux cedex


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CNRS Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Université de Bordeaux

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by Loïc Grattier - published on , updated on

Publications from 2015 to present
(* equal contribution)


  • Allain A.E, Aribo O, Medrano M-C, Fournier ML, Bertrand S*, Caille S* (2022) Impact of acute and chronic nicotine administration on midbrain dopaminergic neuron activity and related behaviors in TRPV1 knock-out juvenile mice. European Journal of Neuroscience. In press.
  • Amestoy A, Guillaud E, Bucchioni G, Zalla T, Umbricht D, Chatham C, Murtagh L, Houenou J, Delorme R, Moal M-L, Leboyer M, Bouvard M, Cazalets J-R (2022) Visual attention and inhibitory control in children, teenagers and adults with autism without intellectual disability: results of oculomotor tasks from a 2-year longitudinal follow-up study (InFoR) (vol 12, 71, 2021). Molecular Autism 13, 4.
  • Bacqué-Cazenave J, Courtand G, Beraneck M, Straka H, Combes D, Lambert FM (2022) Locomotion-induced ocular motor behavior in larval Xenopus is developmentally tuned by visuo-vestibular reflexes. Nature communications 13, 2957.
  • Branchereau P, Cattaert D (2022) GABA/glycine inhibition of the motoneuron during development and in pathological condition: how chloride homeostasis may impact the message. In: Book Chapter Springer (Ed.: M.J. O’Donovan, Washinghton, USA). In press.
  • Laboureyras E., Ben Boujema M., Mauborgne A., Simmers J., Pohl M., Simonnet G. (2022) Fentanyl-induced hyperalgesia and analgesic tolerance in male rats: common underlying mechanisms and prevention by a polyamine deficient diet. Neurospychopharmacology 47, 599-608.
  • Le Ray D, Guayasamin Alfaro M (2022) How does the central nervous system for posture and locomotion cope with accidental asymmetry? Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 16, e828532.


  • Arulkandarajah KH, Osterstock G, Lafont A, Le Corronc H, Escalas N, Corsini S, Le Bras B, Chenane L, Boeri J, Czarnecki A, Mouffle C, Bullier E, Hong E, Soula C, Legendre P, Mangin JM (2021) Neuroepithelial progenitors generate and propagate non-neuronal action potentials across the spinal cord. Current Biology 31, 4584-4595.
  • Baudouin L, Adès N, Kanté K, Czarnecki A, Bachelin C, Baskaran A, Langui D, Millécamps A, Gurchenkov B, Velut Y, Duarte K, Barnier JV, Nait Oumesmar B, Bouslama-Oueghlani L (2021) Co-culture of exogenous oligodendrocytes with unmyelinated cerebella: Revisiting ex vivo models and new tools to study myelination. Glia 69, 1916-1931.
  • Bédécarrats A, Puygrenier L, Castro O’Byrne J, Lade Q, Simmers J & Nargeot R (2021) Organelle calcium-derived voltage oscillations in pacemaker neurons drive the motor program for food-seeking behavior in Aplysia. eLife, 10, e68651.
  • Boeri J, Meunier C, Le Corronc H, Branchereau P, Timofeeva Y, Lejeune F-X, Mouffle C, Arulkandarajah H, Mangin J-M, Legendre P, Czarnecki A (2021) Two opposite voltage-dependent currents control the unusual early development pattern of embryonic Renshaw cell electrical activity. eLife 10: e62639.
  • De Barros FF, Bacqué-Cazenave J, Taillebuis C, Courtand G, Manuel M, Bras H, Tagliabue M, Combes D, Lambert FM, Beraneck M (2021) Conservation of locomotion-induced oculomotor activity through evolution in mammals. Current Biology 32, 453-461.
  • Mille T, Quilgars C, Cazalets J-R, Bertrand S (2021) Acetylcholine and spinal locomotor networks: The insider. Physiological Reports 9: e14736.
  • Quilgars C, Cazalets J-R, Bertrand S (2021) Developmentally Regulated Modulation of Lumbar Motoneurons by Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors: A Cellular and Behavioral Analysis in Newborn Mice. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 15: 770250.


  • Bedecarrats A, Nargeot R (2020) Gastropod Learning and Memory (Aplysia, Lymnaea, Hermissenda, and Others). In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (Ed. M. Sherman. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, USA).
  • Bertin E*, Deluc T*, Pilch KS*, Audrey Martinez A, Pougnet JT, Doudnikoff E, Allain AE, Bergmann P, Russeau M, Toulmé E, Bezard E, Koch-Nolte F, Séguéla P, Lévi S, Bontempi B, Georges F, Bertrand S, Nicole O and Boué-Grabot E (2020) Increased surface P2X4 receptor regulates anxiety and memory in P2X4 internalization-defective knock-in mice. Molecular Psychiatry 26, 629-644.
  • Cogne M, Guillaud E, Guillot L, Klinger E, Glize B, Jacquin-Courtois S, Cazalets J-R, Joseph P-A (2020) Association between prism adaptation and auditory cues on spatial navigation in individuals with unilateral neglect. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 63, 12–20.
  • Guillaud E, Faure C, Doat E, Bouyer LJ, Guehl D, Cazalets J-R (2020) Ancestral persistence of vestibulospinal reflexes in axial muscles in humans. Journal of Neurophysiology 123, 2010–2023.
  • Guillaud E, Seyres P, Barriere G, Jecko V, Bertrand S, Cazalets J-R (2020) Locomotion and dynamic posture: neuro-evolutionary basis of bipedal gait. Neurophysiologie Clinique-Clinical Neurophysiology 50, 467–477.
  • Laurens B, Delleci C, Goizet C, Spampinato U, Burbaud P, Guillaud E, Bestaven E, Guehl D (2020) A new phenotype of choreic syndrome associating severe freezing of gait and chorea. Clinical Case Reports 8, 1806–1808.
  • Martin E, Cazenave C, Alain A-E, Cattaert D, Branchereau P (2020) Implication of 5-HT in the dysregulation of chloride homeostasis in prenatal spinal motoneurons from the G93A mouse model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21, 1107.
  • Olechowski-Bessaguet A, Grandemange R., Cardoit L., Courty E. , Lambert FM*, Le Ray D* (2020) Functional organization of vestibulospinal inputs on thoracic motoneurons responsible for trunk postural control in Xenopus. Journal of Physiology 598.4, 817-838.


  • Branchereau P, Martin E, Allain AE, Supiot L, Hodeib F, Laupénie A, Dalvi U, Zhu H, Cazenave C, Cattaert D (2019) Relaxation of synaptic inhibitory events as a compensatory mechanism in fetal SOD spinal motor networks. eLife 8: e51402.
  • Combes D (2019) Metamorphosing motor networks. Current Biology 29, R557-565.
  • Di Scala G, Dupuy M, Guillaud E, Doat E, Barse E, Dillhareguy B, Jean FAM, Audiffren M, Cazalets J-R, Chanraud S (2019) Efficiency of Sensorimotor Networks: Posture and Gait in Young and Older Adults. Experimental Aging Research 45, 41–56.
  • Guillaud E*, Bestaven E*, de Seze MP, Aupy J, Burbaud P, Cazalets J-R, Guehl D (2019) Effect of trunk muscle strengthening on gait pattern and falls in parkinson´s disease. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Nargeot R, Bedecarrats A (2019) Associative learning in invertebrates. In: Oxford Handbook of Invertebrate Neurobiology (Ed. J.H. Byrne. Oxford University Press, USA).
  • Nargeot R, Puygrenier L (2019) Operant learning in invertebrates. In: Reference Module in Life Science (ScienceDirect, Elsevier).
  • Quilgars C, Bertrand S (2019) Activity-dependent synaptic dynamics in motor circuits of the spinal cord. Current Opinion in Physiology 8, 44-49.


  • Aupy J, Chaumont H, Bestaven E, Guillaud E, Cuny E, Goizet C, Burbaud P, Guehl D (2018) Globus pallidus internus stimulation in spino-cerebellar ataxia type 3. Journal of Neurology 265, 1714–1716.
  • Bacqué-Cazenave J, Courtand G, Beraneck M, Lambert FM, Combes D (2018) Temporal relationship of ocular and tail segmental movements underlying locomotor-induced gaze stabilization during undulatory swimming in larval Xenopus. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 12: 95.
  • Boeri J, Le Corronc H, Lejeune FX, Le Bras B, Mouffle C, Angelim MKSC, Mangin JM, Branchereau P, Legendre P, Czarnecki A (2018) Persistent sodium current drives excitability of immature Renshaw cells in early embryonic spinal networks. Journal of Neuroscience 38, 7667-7682.
  • Lambert FM, Cardoit L, Courty E, Bougerol M, Thoby-Brisson M, Simmers J, Tostivint H, Le Ray D (2018) Functional limb muscle innervation prior to cholinergic transmitter specification during early metamorphosis in Xenopus. eLife 7, e30693.
  • Osterstock G, Le Bras B, Arulkandarajah KH, Le Corronc H, Czarnecki A, Mouffle C, Bullier E, Legendre P, Mangin JM (2018) Axoglial synapses are formed onto pioneer oligodendrocyte precursor cells at the onset of spinal cord gliogenesis. Glia 66, 1678-1694.
  • Sourioux M, Bertrand S*, Cazalets J-R* (2018) Cholinergic-mediated coordination of rhythmic sympathetic and motor activities in the newborn rat spinal cord. PLoS Biology 16: e2005460.
  • Sourioux M, Bestaven E, Guillaud E, Bertrand S, Cabanas M, Milan L, Mayo W, Garret M, Cazalets J-R (2018) 3-D motion capture for long-term tracking of spontaneous locomotor behaviors and circadian sleep/wake rhythms in mouse. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 295, 51–57.
  • Svehla P, Bedecarrats A, Jahn C, Nargeot R, Ciobanu L (2018) Intracellular manganese-enhanced MRI signals reflect the frequency of action potentials in Aplysia neurons. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 295, 121-128.


  • Cazalets J-R, Bestaven E, Doat E, Baudier MP, Gallot C, Amestoy A, Bouvard M, Guillaud E, Guillain I, Grech E, Van-Gils J, Fergelot P, Fraisse S, Taupiac E, Arveiler B, Lacombe D (2017) Evaluation of Motor Skills in Children with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 47, 3321–3332.
  • Ella B, Guillaud E, Langbour N, Guehl D, Burbaud P (2017) Prevalence of Bruxism in Hemifacial-Spasm Patients. Journal of Prosthodontics-Implant Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry 26, 280–283.
  • Nargeot R, Bedecarrats A (2017) Electrical synapses and learning-induced plasticity in motor rhythmogenesis. In: Nework functions and plasticity (Ed. J. Jing. Academic Press, UK).


  • Allain A-E, Cazenave C, Delpy A, Exertier P, Barthe C, Meyrand P, Cattaert D, Branchereau P (2016) Nonsynaptic glycine release is involved in the early KCC2 expression. Developmental Neurobiology 76, 764-79.
  • Bestaven E, Kambrun C, Guehl D, Cazalets J-R, Guillaud E (2016) The influence of scopolamine on motor control and attentional processes. PeerJ 4, e2008.
  • Branchereau P*, Cattaert D*, Delpy A, Allain A-E, Martin E, Meyrand P (2016) Depolarizing GABA/glycine synaptic events switch from excitation to inhibition during frequency increases. Scientific Reports 6, 21753.
  • Currie SP, Combes D, Scott NW, Simmers J, Sillar KT (2016) A behaviorally-related developmental switch in nitrergic modulation of locomotor rhythmogenesis in larval Xenopus tadpoles. Journal of Neurophysiology 115, 1446-1457.
  • Lenschow C, Cazalets J-R, Bertrand S (2016) Distinct and developmentally regulated activity-dependent plasticity at descending glutamatergic synapses on flexor and extensor motoneurons. Scientific Reports 6: e28522.
  • Morgat C, Varshney R, Vimont, D, Savona-Baron C, Riès C, Chanseau C, Bertrand S, Mishra A, Hindie E, Fernandez P, Schulz J (2016) A new class of radiopeptide for PET imaging of bombesin receptors: 68Ga-ranatensin analog. Medicinal Chemistry Communications 7, 1217-1223.
  • von Uckermann G, Lambert FM, Combes D, Straka H, Simmers J (2016) Adaptive plasticity of spino-extraocular motor coupling during locomotion in metamorphosing Xenopus. Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 1110-1121.


  • Amestoy A, Guillaud E, Bouvard M, Cazalets J-R (2015) Developmental changes in face visual scanning in autism spectrum disorder as assessed by data-based analysis. Frontiers in Psychology 6, 989.
  • Beliez L, Barrière G, Bertrand S, Cazalets J-R (2015) Origin of thoracic spinal network activity during locomotor-like activity in the neonatal rat. Journal of Neuroscience 35, 6117-6130.
  • Blouin J, Bresciani J-P, Guillaud E, Simoneau M (2015) Prediction in the vestibular control of arm movements. Multisensory Research 28, 487–505.
  • Bougerol M, Auradé F, Lambert FM, Le Ray D, Combes D, Thoby-Brisson M, Relaix F, Pollet N, Tostivint H (2015) Generation of BAC transgenic tadpoles enabling live imaging of motoneurons by using the urotensin II-related peptide (ust2b) gene as a driver. PLoS One 10, e0117370.
  • de Seze MP, Guillaud E, Slugacz L, Cazalets J-R (2015) An examination of camptocormia assessment by dynamic quantification of sagittal posture. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 47, 72–79.
  • Delval A, Moreau C, Bleuse S, Guehl D, Bestaven E, Guillaud E, Dujardin K, Defebvre L, Devos D (2015) Gait and attentional performance in freezers under methylphenidate. Gait & Posture 41, 384–388.
  • Milan L, Courtand G, Cardoit L, Masmejean F, Barrière G, Cazalets J-R, Garret M, Bertrand S (2015) Age-related changes in pre- and post-synaptic partners of the cholinergic C-boutons in wild-type and SOD1G93A lumbar motoneurons. PLoS One 10: e0135525.
  • Nargeot R, Radecki G, Jelescu IO, Le Bihan D, Ciobanu L (2015) L’imagerie fonctionnelle des neurones individuels au sein de réseaux complexes. Med Sci (Paris) 31,15-17.