Parkinson’s disease

Genes Circuits Rhythms and Neuropathology

Main field of research: 

Neuropharmacology / cell signaling

Keywords: 

Parkinson’s disease
dopamine
Neurodegeneration
Locomotor aging
Drosophila models

ENP label: 

2016

Research Center / Institute: 

ESPCI Paris Tech -Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles

Research Unit Code: 

UMR 8249

Our research program aims at understanding how the brain controls locomotor activity, and how aging or neurodegenerative pathologies, such as Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, alter this function and in general brain functioning. We try to identify neuronal networks controlling locomotor activity and circadian mechanisms that modulate them in health and disease. Our approach combines genetics methods, brain imaging and behavioral assays.

Leader

Leader: 

Personal

Team members: 

André Klarsfeld
Baya Chérif-Zahar
Ali Mteyrek
Abdul-Raouf Issa
Alexandra Vaccaro
Mathilde Lecompte
Jun Sun
Institutions

Principal Institution: 

CNRS

Affiliated institutions: 

ESPCI

University: 

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Doctoral School: 

ED 158 3C
Laboratory

Surname: 

Laboratoire Plasticité du cerveau

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

Labex MemoLife, Idex PSL
Publications

Publications: 

Cassar M.#, Issa A.-R.#, Riemensperger T.#, Petitgas C.#, Rival T.#, Coulom H.#, Iché-Torres M.#, Han K.-A. & Birman S#. (2015)A dopamine receptor contributes to paraquat-induced neurotoxicity in Drosophila. Hum. Mol. Genet. 24(1):197-212

Lavista-Llanos S., Svatoš A., Kai M., Riemensperger T.#, Birman S.#, Stensmyr M. C. & Hansson B. S. (2014) Dopamine drivesDrosophila sechellia adaptation to its toxic host. eLife Dec 9;3

Riemensperger T.#, Issa A.-R.#, Pech U., Coulom H.#, Nguy?n M.-V.#, Cassar M.#, Jacquet M.#, Fiala A. & Birman S#. (2013) Asingle dopamine pathway underlies progressive locomotor deficits in a Drosophila model of Parkinson disease. Cell Rep. 5:952–960

Pech U., Pooryasin A., Birman S#. & Fiala A. (2013) Visualization of the connections between Kenyon cells and aminergic neuronsin the Drosophila melanogaster brain using split-GFP reconstitution. J. Comp. Neurol. 521(17):3992-4026

Reinhardt A., Feuillette S., Cassar M.#, Callens C.#, Thomassin H., Birman S.#, Lecourtois M., Antoniewski C. & Tricoire H. (2012)Lack of miRNA misregulation at early pathological stages in Drosophila neurodegenerative disease models. Front. Genet. 3:226

Dynamic and Pathophysiology of Neuronal Networks

Main field of research: 

Neurophysiology / systems neuroscience

Keywords: 

Synaptic plasticity
dopamine
Parkinson’s disease
neuronal networks
basal ganglia
GABAergic interneurons
endocannabinoids

ENP label: 

2007

Research Center / Institute: 

Collège de France

Research Unit Code: 

UMR 7241 - U1050

 Our research is focused on encoding learning and memory in the basal ganglia, a set of subcortical nuclei implicated in the adaptive control of behavior. Reciprocally connected with the cerebral cortex and the limbic system, the basal ganglia participate to the detection of environmental cues and to the selection of appropriate actions based on motivation and expectancy of reward.

Leader

Leader: 

Institutions

Principal Institution: 

Collège de France

Affiliated institutions: 

CNRS
Inserm

University: 

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Doctoral School: 

ED158
Laboratory

Surname: 

Centre Interdisciplinaire Recherche Biologie

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

LabEx MemoLife
Publications

Publications: 

Valtcheva S, Venance L. Astrocytes gate Hebbian synaptic plasticity in the striatum. Nat Commun. 2016 Dec 20;7:13845. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13845. 

Cui Y, Paille V, Xu H, Genet S, Delord B, Fino E, Berry H, Venance L. Endocannabinoids mediate bidirectional striatal spike-timing dependent plasticity. J Physiol. 2015 Apr 15. doi: 10.1113/JP270324.

Paille V#, Fino E#, Du K, Morera-Herreras T##, Perez S#, Hellgren Kotaleski J & Venance L# (2013) GABAergic circuits control spike-timing-dependent plasticity. J Neurosci. 33:9353-9363.

Nelson MJ, Bosch C#, Venance L# & Pouget P (2013) Microscale inhomogeneity of brain tissue distorts electrical signal propagation. J Neurosci. 33(7):2821-7.

Bosch C#, Mailly P, Degos B#, Deniau JM# & Venance L #(2012) Preservation of the hyperdirect pathway of basal ganglia in a rodent brain slice. Neuroscience 215, 31-41.

Evans RC, Morera-Herreras T#, Cui Y#, Du K, Sheehan T, Kotaleski JH, Venance L# & Blackwell KT (2012) The effects of NMDA subunit composition on calcium influx and spike timing-dependent plasticity in striatal medium spiny neurons. PLoS Comput Biol. 8, e1002493.

Puente N, Cui Y#, Lassalle O, Lafourcade M, Georges F, Venance L#*, Grandes P* & Manzoni OJ* (2011) Polymodal activation of the endocannabinoid system in the extended amygdala. Nature Neuroscience 14(12), 1542-7. *: co-senior authors Pandolfo, P, Silveirinha, V, dos Santos-Rodrigues, A, Venance, L#, Ledent, C, Takahashi, RN, Cunha, RA & Köfalvi, A 2011

Cannabinoids inhibit the synaptic uptake of adenosine and dopamine in the rat and mouse striatum?, Eur J Pharmacol. Vol.655(1-3), pp. 38-45.