Publications


Overriding FUS autoregulation in mice triggers gain-of-toxic dysfunctions in RNA metabolism and autophagy-lysosome axis.

Ling SC*, Dastidar SG, Tokunaga S, Ho WY, Lim K, Ilieva H, Parone PA, Tyan SH, Tse TM, Chang JC, Platoshyn O, Bui NB, Bui A, Vetto A, Sun S, McAlonis-Downes M, Han JS, Swing D, Kapeli K, Yeo GW, Tessarollo L, Marsala M, Shaw CE, Tucker-Kellogg G, La Spada AR, Lagier-Tourenne C, Da Cruz S, Cleveland DW*.

Elife. 2019 Feb 12;8. pii: e40811. doi: 10.7554/eLife.40811.


Premature polyadenylation-mediated loss of stathmin-2 is a hallmark of TDP-43-dependent neurodegeneration.

Melamed Z, López-Erauskin J, Baughn MW, Zhang O, Drenner K, Sun Y, Freyermuth F, McMahon MA, Beccari MS, Artates JW, Ohkubo T, Rodriguez M, Lin N, Wu D, Bennett CF, Rigo F, Da Cruz S, Ravits J, Lagier-Tourenne C*, Cleveland DW*.

Nat Neurosci. 2019 Feb;22(2):180-190. doi: 10.1038/s41593-018-0293-z. Epub 2019 Jan 14.


ALS/FTD-Linked Mutation in FUS Suppresses Intra-axonal Protein Synthesis and Drives Disease Without Nuclear Loss-of-Function of FUS.

López-Erauskin J, Tadokoro T, Baughn MW, Myers B, McAlonis-Downes M, Chillon-Marinas C, Asiaban JN, Artates J, Bui AT, Vetto AP, Lee SK, Le AV, Sun Y, Jambeau M, Boubaker J, Swing D, Qiu J, Hicks GG, Ouyang Z, Fu XD, Tessarollo L, Ling SC, Parone PA, Shaw CE, Marsala M, Lagier-Tourenne C, Cleveland DW*, Da Cruz S*.

Neuron. 2018 Nov 21;100(4):816-830.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.09.044. Epub 2018 Oct 18.


Taking on the Elephant in the Tissue Culture Room: iPSC Modeling for Sporadic ALS.

Wainger BJ*, Lagier-Tourenne C*.

Cell Stem Cell. 2018 Oct 4;23(4):466-467. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2018.09.015.


Animal models of neurodegenerative diseases.

Dawson TM*, Golde TE*, Lagier-Tourenne C*.

Nat Neurosci. 2018 Oct;21(10):1370-1379. doi: 10.1038/s41593-018-0236-8. Epub 2018 Sep 24. Review.


Nuclear-Import Receptors Reverse Aberrant Phase Transitions of RNA-Binding Proteins with Prion-like Domains.

Guo L, Kim HJ, Wang H, Monaghan J, Freyermuth F, Sung JC, O'Donovan K, Fare CM, Diaz Z, Singh N, Zhang ZC, Coughlin M, Sweeny EA, DeSantis ME, Jackrel ME, Rodell CB, Burdick JA, King OD, Gitler AD, Lagier-Tourenne C, Pandey UB, Chook YM, Taylor JP*, Shorter J*.

Cell. 2018 Apr 19;173(3):677-692.e20. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.03.002.


Nuclear pores: the gate to neurodegeneration.

Li N, Lagier-Tourenne C.

Nat Neurosci. 2018 Feb;21(2):156-158. doi: 10.1038/s41593-017-0066-0. No abstract available.


CUG initiation and frameshifting enable production of dipeptide repeat proteins from ALS/FTD C9ORF72 transcripts.

Ricardos Tabet, Laure Schaeffer, Fernande Freyermut, Melanie Jambeau, Michael Workman, Chao-Zong Lee, Chun-Chia Lin, Jie Jiang, Karen Jansen-West, Hussein Abou-Hamdan, Laurent Désaubry, Tania Gendron, Leonard Petrucelli, Franck Martin*, Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne*

Nat Commun. (2018) 11;9(1):152. 


Novel autosomal dominant TNNT1 mutation causing nemaline myopathy.

Konersman CG, Freyermuth F, Winder TL, Lawlor MW, Lagier-Tourenne C, Patel SB.

Mol Genet Genomic Med. (2017) 5(6):678-691. 


Polyglutamine-expanded huntingtin exarcerbates age-related disruption of nuclear integrity and nucleocytoplasmic transport.

Gasset-Rosa F., Chillon-Marinas C., Goginashvili A., Atwal R.S., Artates J.W., Tabet R., Wheeler V.C., Bang A.G., Cleveland D.W.*. Lagier-Tourenne C.*

Neuron (2017) 94(1):48-57. 


Motor neuron intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms contribute to the pathogenesis of FUS-associated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Scekic-Zahirovic J., Oussini H.E., Mersmann S., Drenner K., Wagner M., Sun Y., Allmeroth K., Dieterle S., Sinniger J., Dirrig-Grosch S., Rene R., Dormann D., Haass C., Ludolph A.C., Lagier-Tourenne C., Storkebaum E.*, Dupuis L*. 

Acta Neuropathologica (2017) doi:10.1007/s00401-017-1687-9.


Gain of toxicity from ALS/FTD-linked repeat expansions in C9ORF72 is alleviated by antisense oligonucleotides targeting GGGGCC-containing RNAs.

Jiang J., Zhu Q., Gendron TF., Saberi S., McAlonis-Downes M., Seelman A., Stauffer JE., Jafar-Nejad P., Drenner K., Schulte D., Chun S., Sun S., Ling SC., Myers B., Engelhardt J., Katz M., Baughn M., Platoshyn O., Marsala M., Watt A., Heyser CJ., Ard MC., De Muynck L., Daughrity LM., Swing DA., Tessarollo L., Jung CJ., Delpoux A., Utzschneider DT., Hedrick SM., de Jong PJ., Edbauer D., Van Damme P., Petrucelli L., Shaw CE., Bennett CF., Da Cruz S., Ravits J., Rigo F., Cleveland DW.*, Lagier-Tourenne C.*

Neuron (2016) 90(3):535-550.


C9ORF72 poly(GA) aggregates sequester and impair HR23 and nucleocytoplasmic transport proteins.

Zhang YJ., Gendron TF., Grima JC., Sasaguri H., Jansen-West K., Xu YF., Katzman RB., Gass J., Murray ME., Shinohara M., Lin WL., Garrett A., Stankowski JN., Daughrity L., Tong J., Perkerson EA., Yue M., Chew J., Castanedes-Casey M., Kurti A., Wang ZS., Liesinger AM., Baker JD., Jiang J., Lagier-Tourenne C., Edbauer D., Cleveland DW., Rademakers R., Boylan KB., Bu G., Link CD., Dickey CA., Rothstein JD., Dickson DW., Fryer JD., Petrucelli L.

Nature Neuroscience (2016) 19(5):668-77.


Toxic gain of function from mutant FUS protein is crucial to trigger cell autonomous motor neuron loss.

Scekic-Zahirovic J., Sendscheid O., El Oussini H., Jambeau M., Sun Y., Mersmann S., Wagner M., Dieterlé S., Sinniger J., Dirrig-Grosch S., Drenner K., Birling M.C., Qiu J., Zhou Y., Li H., Fu X.D., Rouaux C., Shelkovnikova T., Witting A., Ludolph A.C., Kiefer F., Storkebaum E.*, Lagier-Tourenne C.*, Dupuis L*.

EMBO J (2016) 35(10):1077-97.


Translational profiling identifies a cascade of damage initiated in motor neurons and spreading to glia in mutant SOD1-mediated ALS.

Sun S., Sun Y., Ling SC., Ferraiuolo L., McAlonis-Downes M., Zou Y., Drenner K., Wang Y., Ditsworth D., Tokunaga S., Kopelevich A., Kaspar B.K., Lagier-Tourenne C., Cleveland D.W.

PNAS (2015) 112:E6993-7002.


RNA-binding proteins in neurodegeneration: Seq and you shall receive. 

Nussbacher J., Batra R., Lagier-Tourenne C.*, Yeo G.W.*

Trends Neurosci (2015) 38(4):226-236.


Novel clinical associations with specific C9ORF72 transcripts in patients with repeat expansions in C9ORF72.

van Blitterswijk M., Gendron T.F., Baker M.C., DeJesus-Hernandez M., Finch N.A., Brown P.H., Daughrity L.M., Murray M.E., Heckman M.G., Jiang J., Lagier-Tourenne C., Edbauer D., Cleveland D.W., Josephs K.A., Parisi J.E., Knopman D.S., Petersen R.C., Petrucelli L., Boeve B.F., Graff-Radford N.R., Boylan K.B., Dickson D.W., Rademakers R. 

Acta Neuropathol (2015)  PMID: 26437865.


Cerebellar c9RAN proteins associate with clinical and neuropathological characteristics of C9ORF72 repeat expansion carriers.

Gendron T.F., van Blitterswijk M., Bieniek K.F., Daughrity L.M., Jiang J., Rush B.K., Pedraza O., Lucas J.A., Murray M.E., Desaro P., Robertson A., Overstreet K., Thomas C.S., Crook J.E., Castanedes-Casey M., Rousseau L., Josephs K.A., Parisi J.E., Knopman D.S., Petersen R.C., Boeve B.F., Graff-Radford N.R., Rademakers R., Lagier-Tourenne C., Edbauer D., Cleveland D.W., Dickson D.W., Petrucelli L., Boylan K.B.

Acta Neuropathol (2015) 130(4):559-73.


Exome sequencing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis identified risk genes and pathways.

Cirulli E.T., Lasseigne B.N., Petrovski S., Sapp P.C., Dion P.A, Couthouis J., Lu Y.F., Wang Q., Krueger B.J., Ren Z., Keebler J., Han Y., Levy S.E., Boone B.E., Wimbish J.R., Waite L.L., Jones A.L., Carulli J.P., Day-Williams A.G., Staropoli J.F., Xin W.W., Chesi A., Raphael A.R., McKenna-Yasek D., Cady J., Vianney de Jong J.M., Kenna K.P., Smith B.N., Topp S., Miller J., Gkazi A., FALS Sequencing Consortium, Al-Chalabi A, Van den Berg L.H., Veldink J., Silani V., Ticazzi N., Shaw C.E., Baloh R.H., Appel S., Simpson E., Lagier-Tourenne C., Pulst S.M., Gibson S., Trojanowski J.Q., Elman L., McCluskey L., Grossman M., Shneider N.A., Chung W.K., Ravits J.M., Glass J.D., Sims K.B., Van Deerlin V.M., Maniatis T., Hayes S.D., Ordureau A., Swarup S., Landers J., Baas F., Allen A.S., Bedlack R.S., Harper J.W., Gitler A.D., Rouleau G.A., Brown R., Harms M.B., Cooper G.M., Harris T., Myers R.M., Goldstein D.B.

Science (2015) 27;347(6229):1436-41.


ALS-causative mutations in FUS/TLS confer gain and loss of function by altered association with SMN and U1-snRNP.

Sun S., Ling S.C., Qiu J., Albuquerque C.P., Zhou Y., Tokunaga S., Li H., Qiu H., Bui A., Yeo G., Huang E.J., Eggan K., Zhou H., Fu X.D., Lagier-Tourenne C., Cleveland D.W.

Nat Commun (2015) 6:6171.


Exploring the effect of sequence length and composition on allele-selective inhibition of human huntingtin expression by single-stranded silencing RNAs.

Hu J., Liu J., Yu D., Aiba Y., Lee S., Pendergraff H., Boubaker J., Artates J.W., Lagier-Tourenne C., Lima W.F., Swayze E.E., Prakash T.P., Corey D.R.

Nucleic Acid Ther (2014) 14(3):199-209.


Mutant Huntingtin promotes autonomous microglia activation via myeloid lineage-determining factors.

Crotti A., Benner C., Kerman B.E., Gosselin D., Lagier-Tourenne C., Zuccato C., Cattaneo E., Gage F.H., Cleveland D.W., Glass C.K.

Nat Neurosci (2014) 17, 513-521.


Direct conversion of patient fibroblasts demonstrates non-cell autonomous toxicity of astrocytes to motor neurons in familial and sporadic ALS.

Meyer K., Ferraiuolo L., Miranda C.J., Likhite S., McElroy S., Renusch S., Ditsworth D., Lagier-Tourenne C., Smith R.A., Ravits J., Burghes A.H., Shaw P.J., Cleveland D.W., Kolb S.J., Kaspar B.K.

PNAS (2014) 111:829-32.


Targeted degradation of sense and antisense C9orf72 RNA foci as therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia.

Lagier-Tourenne C.*, Baughn M.*, Rigo F., Sun S., Liu P., Li H-R., Jiang J., Watt A., Chun S., Katz M., Qiu J., Sun Y., Ling S-C., Zhu Q., Polymenidou M., Drenner K., Artates J.W., McAlonis M.M., Markmiller S., Hutt R.R., Pizzo D.P., Cady J., Harms M.B., Baloh R.H., VandenBerg S.R., Yeo G.W, Fu X.D., Bennett C.F., Cleveland D.W., Ravits J.

PNAS (2013) 110:E4530-9.


ALS-linked TDP-43 mutations produce aberrant RNA splicing and adult-onset motor neuron disease without aggregation or loss of nuclear TDP-43.

Arnold E.S., Ling S.C., Huelga S.C., Lagier-Tourenne C., Polymenidou M., Ditsworth D., Kordasiewicz H.B., McAlonis-Downes M., Platoshyn O., Parone P.A., Da Cruz S., Clutario K.M., Swing D., Tessarollo L., Marsala M., Shaw C.E., Yeo G.W., Cleveland D.W.

PNAS (2013) 110, E736-45.


Divergent roles of ALS-linked proteins FUS/TLS and TDP-43 intersect in processing long pre-mRNAs.

Lagier-Tourenne C.*, Polymenidou M.*, Hutt K.R.*, Vu A.Q, Clutario K.M., Baughn M., Huelga S.C., Ling S.C., Liang T.Y., Mazur C., Wancewicz E., Salim A., Watt A., Freier S., Hicks G.G, Donohue J.P., Shiue L., Bennett C.F., Ravits J., Cleveland D.W., Yeo G.W.

Nat Neurosci (2012) 15, 1488-1497.                    


Misregulated RNA processing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Polymenidou M.*, Lagier-Tourenne C.*, Hutt K.R.*, Bennett C.F., Cleveland D.W, Yeo G.W.

Brain Res (2012) 1462, 3-15. 


Long pre-mRNA depletion and RNA missplicing contribute to neuronal vulnerability from loss of TDP-43.

Polymenidou M.*, Lagier-Tourenne C.*, Hutt K.R.*, Huelga S.C., Moran J., Liang T.Y., Ling S.C., Sun E., Wancewicz E., Mazur C., Kordasiewicz H., Sedaghat Y., Donohue J.P., Shiue L., Bennett C.F., Yeo G.W., Cleveland D.W.

Nat Neurosci (2011) 14, 459-468.


Molecular diagnosis of known recessive ataxias by homozygosity mapping with SNP arrays.

H’mida-Ben Brahim D., M’zahem A., Assoum M., Bouhlal Y., Fattori F., Anheim M., Ali-Pacha L., Ferrat F., Chaouch M., Lagier-Tourenne C., Drouot N., Thibaut C., Benhassine T., Sifi Y., Stoppa-Lyonnet D., N’guyen K., Pouget J., Hamri A., Hentati F., Amouri R., Santorelli FM., Tazir M., Koenig M.

J Neurol (2011) 258, 56-67.


Rundataxin, a novel protein with RUN and diacylglycerol binding domains, is mutant in a new recessive ataxia.

Assoum M., Salih M.A., Drouot N., H’Mida-Ben Brahim D., Lagier-Tourenne C., AlDrees A., Elmalik S.A., Ahmed T.S., Seidahmed M.Z., Kabiraj M.M., Koenig M.

Brain (2010) 133, 2439-47.


ALS-associated mutations in TDP-43 increase its stability and promote TDP-43 complexes with FUS/TLS.

Ling SC, Albuquerque CP, Han JS, Lagier-Tourenne C., Tokunaga S, Zhou H, Cleveland DW.

PNAS (2010) 107,13318-23.


Reactive oxygen species, oxidative stress, and cell death correlate with level of CoQ10 deficiency.

Quinzii CM, Lopez LC, Gilkerson RW, Dorado B, Coku J, Naini AB, Lagier-Tourenne C., Schuelke M, Salviati L, Carrozzo R, Santorelli F, Rahman S, Tazir M, Koenig M, Dimauro S, Hirano M.

FASEB J (2010) 24, 3733-43.


Variant CCG and GGC repeats within the CTG expansion dramatically modify mutational dynamics and likely contribute toward unusual symptoms in some myotonic dystrophy type 1 patients.

Braida C., Stefanatos RK., Adam B., Mahajan N., Smeets HJ., Niel F., Koenig M., Lagier-Tourenne C., Mandel JL., Faber CG., de Die-Smulders CE., Spaans F., Monckton DG.

Hum Mol Genet (2010) 19, 1399-412.


TDP-43 and FUS/TLS: emerging roles in RNA processing and neurodegeneration.

Lagier-Tourenne C.*, Polymenidou M.*, Cleveland DW.

Hum Mol Genet (2010) 19, R46-64.


Rethinking ALS: the FUS about TDP-43.

Lagier-Tourenne C., Cleveland D.W.

Cell (2009) 136, 1001-4. 


Expanding CEP290 mutational spectrum in ciliopathies.

Travaglini L., Brancati F., Attie-Bitach T., Audollent S., Bertini E., Kaplan J., Perrault I., Iannicelli M., Mancuso B., Rigoli L., Rozet J.M., Swistun D., Tolentino J., Dallapiccola B., Gleeson J.G., Valente E.M., International JSRD Study Group, Zankl A., Leventer R., Grattan-Smith P., Janecke A., D’Hooghe M., Sznajer Y., Van Coster R., Demerleir L., Dias K., Moco C., Moreira A., Kim C.A., Maegawa G., Petkovic D., Abdel-Salam G.M., Abdel-Aleem A., Zaki M.S., Marti I., Quijano-Roy S., Sigaudy S., de Lonlay P., Romano S., Touraine R., Koenig M., Lagier-Tourenne C., et al.

Am J Med Genet (2009) 149A, 2173-2180. 


Use of SNP array analysis to identify a novel TRIM32 mutation in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2H.

Cossée M.*, Lagier-Tourenne C.*, Seguela C., Mohr M., Leturcq F., Gundesli H., Chelly J., Tranchant C., Koenig M., Mandel J.L.

Neuromusc Disord (2009) 19, 255-260. 


SPG11 spastic paraplegia. Anew cause of juvenile parkinsonism.

Anheim M., Lagier-Tourenne C., Stevanin G., Fleury M., Durr A., Namer IJ., Denora P., Brice A., Mandel J.L., Koenig M., Tranchant C.

J Neurol (2009) 256, 104-108.


ADCK3, an ancestral kinase, is mutated in a form of recessive ataxia associated with coenzyme Q10 deficiency.

Lagier-Tourenne C., Tazir M., Lopez L.C., Quinzii C.M., Assoum M., Drouot N., Busso C., Makri S., Ali-Pacha L., Benhassine T., Anheim M., Lynch D.R., Thibault C., Plewniak F., Bianchetti L., Tranchant C., Poch O., DiMauro S., Mandel J.L., Barros M.H., Hirano M., Koenig M.

Am J Hum Genet (2008) 82, 661-672.


Homozygous mutation in SPATA16 is associated with male infertility in human globozoospermia.

Dam A.H., Koscinski I., Kremer J.A., Moutou C., Jaeger A.S., Oudakker A.R., Tournaye H., Charlet N., Lagier-Tourenne C., van Bokhoven H., Viville S.

Am J Hum Genet (2007) 81, 813-820.


A new form of childhood onset, autosomal recessive spinocerebellar ataxia and epilepsy is localized at 16q21-q23.

Gribaa M., Salih M., Anheim M., Lagier-Tourenne C., H'Mida D., Drouot N., Mohamed A., Elmalik S., Kabiraj M., Al-Rayess M., Almubarak M., Betard C., Goebel H., Koenig M.

Brain (2007) 130, 1921-1928.


AHI1 gene mutations cause specific forms of Joubert syndrome-related disorders.

Valente E.M., Brancati F., Silhavy J.L., Castori M., Marsh S.E., Barrano G., Bertini E., Boltshauser E., Zaki M.S., Abdel-Aleem A., Abdel-Salam G.M., Bellacchio E., Battini R., Cruse R.P., Dobyns W.B., Krishnamoorthy K.S., Lagier-Tourenne C., Magee A., Pascual-Castroviejo I., Salpietro C.D., Sarco D., Dallapiccola B., Gleeson J.G., International JSRD Study Group.

Ann Neurol (2006) 59, 527-534.


Human mitochondrial pyrophosphatase: cDNA cloning and analysis of the gene in patients with mtDNA depletion syndromes.

Curbo S., Lagier-Tourenne C., Carrozzo R., Palenzuela L., Lucioli S., Hirano M., Santorelli F., Arenas J., Karlsson A., and Johansson M.

Genomics (2006) 87, 410-416.


The gene disrupted in Marinesco-Sjogren syndrome encodes SIL1, an HSPA5 cochaperone.

Anttonen A.K., Mahjneh I., Hamalainen R.H., Lagier-Tourenne C., Kopra O., Waris L., Anttonen M., Joensuu T., Kalimo H., Paetau A., Tranebjaerg L., Chaigne D., Koenig M., Eeg-Olofsson O., Udd B., Somer M., Somer H., Lehesjoki A.E.

Nat Genet (2005) 37, 1309-1311.


Thymidine phosphorylase mutations cause instability of mitochondrial DNA.

Hirano M., Lagier-Tourenne C., Valentino M.L., Marti R., and Nishigaki Y.

Gene (2005) 354, 152-6.


Homozygosity mapping of a third Joubert syndrome locus to 6q23.

Lagier-Tourenne C., Boltshauser E., Breivik N., Gribaa M., Betard C., Barbot C., and Koenig M.

J Med Genet (2004) 41, 273-277.


Two cousins with partial trisomy 12q and monosomy 12p recombinants of a familial pericentric inversion of the chromosome 12.

Lagier-Tourenne C., Ginglinger E., Alembik Y., De Saint Martin A., Peter M.O., Dulucq P., Jonveaux P., and Jeandidier E.

Am J Med Genet (2004) 125A, 77-85.


Homozygosity mapping of Marinesco-Sjogren syndrome to 5q31. 

Lagier-Tourenne C., Tranebaerg L., Chaigne D., Gribaa M., Dollfus H., Silvestri G., Betard C., Warter J.M., and Koenig M.

Eur J Hum Genet (2003) 11, 770-778.


Characterisation of mutations in 77 patients with X-linked myotubular myopathy, including a family with a very mild phenotype. 

Biancalana V., Caron O., Gallati S., Baas F., Kress W., Novelli G., D’Apice M.R., Lagier-Tourenne C., Buj-Bello, A., Romero, N.B., Mandel, J.L.

Hum Genet (2003) 112, 135-142.



Linkage to 18qter differentiates two clinically overlap ping syndromes: congenital cataracts-facial dysmorphism-neuropathy (CCFDN) syndrome and Marinesco-Sjogren syndrome.

Lagier-Tourenne C., Chaigne D., Gong J., Flori J., Mohr M., Ruh D., Christmann D., Flament J., Mandel J.L., Koenig M., et al. 

 J Med Genet (2002) 39, 838-843.