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High-density lipoproteins (HDLs) represent a family of particles characterized by the presence of apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) and by their ability to transport cholesterol from peripheral tissues back to the liver. In addition to this function, HDLs display pleiotropic effects including antioxidant, anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic or(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Low levels of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) are suspected to be associated with a risk of hemorrhagic transformation after ischemic stroke. We assessed the risk of hemorrhagic transformation after cerebral ischemia/reperfusion in mice with low levels of LDL-C resulting from proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9(More)
Increasing evidence indicates that fat tissue can provide a novel source of progenitor cells with therapeutic potential. Here, the fate of adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ADSCs) transplanted into the mouse ischemic cortex was monitored in the long term using in vivo imaging, and subsequently characterized. The left middle cerebral artery (MCA) was(More)
Breakdown of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a key step associated with ischemic stroke and its increased permeability causes extravasation of plasma proteins and circulating leukocytes. Polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) proteases may participate in BBB breakdown. We investigated the role of PMNs in ischemic conditions by testing their effects on a model(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative peritonitis (PP) is associated with a high rate of multi-drug-resistant micro-organisms. The role of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in this condition has never been assessed. We evaluated the risk factors and prognosis for PP caused by P. aeruginosa. METHODS Patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU) after re-operation for PP(More)
The aim of the study was to monitor in vivo and noninvasively the fate of single bone marrow cells (BMCs) transplanted into the ischemic brain of unirradiated mice. In vivo imaging was performed through a closed cranial window, throughout the 2 weeks following cell transplantation, using laser-scanning confocal fluorescence microscopy. The window was(More)
The main purpose of neurointensive care is to fight against cerebral ischaemia. Ischaemia is the cell energy failure following inadequacy between supply of glucose and oxygen and demand. Ischemia monitoring starts with a global approach, especially with cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) determined by mean arterial pressure and intracranial pressure (ICP).(More)
A method for long-term, repeated, semi-quantitative measurements of cerebral microflow at the same region of interest (ROI) with high spatial resolution was developed and applied to mice subjected to focal arterial occlusion. A closed cranial window was chronically implanted over the left parieto-occipital cortex. The anesthetized mouse was placed several(More)
Stroke is the third cause of mortality and the leading cause of morbidity in industrialized countries. At the present time, ischaemic stroke is treated at the acute phase by thrombolysis with a recombinant of the tissular-plasminogen activator, which must be administered within the first 3 hours. Cell therapy, while using the self-renewal and(More)
[18F]ML-10 (2-(5-fluoro-pentyl)-2-methylmalonic acid) is a positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer that accumulates in cells presenting apoptosis-specific membrane alterations. The aim of this study was to test whether [18F]ML-10 allows for the detection of apoptotic cells located in atherosclerotic plaques in rabbits. Atherosclerotic plaques were(More)
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