Annet Laurence

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There is considerable variability in the susceptibility of individuals to the adverse effects of chronic stress. In humans and other mammals, individual traits such as high anxiety are proposed as a vulnerability factor for the development of stress-related disorders. In the present study, we tested whether a similar behavioural trait in birds, higher(More)
We recently identified an erythrocyte nucleotide accumulating in end-stage renal disease as 4-pyridone-3-carboxamide ribonucleotide triphosphate (4PYTP), a nucleotide never described previously. Plasma tryptophan concentration has been previously reported to be reduced in patients in chronic renal failure that is in turn associated with elevated precursors(More)
BACKGROUND the purpose of this study was to report a single academic institution's experience with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver malignancies METHODS Sixty-five patients underwent RFA technique through a percutaneous (Group I: 33 patients) or a surgical approach (Group II: 32 patients). The two groups were different according to type of disease(More)
Animals perceiving repeated aversive events can become chronically stressed. Chronic activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis can have deleterious consequences on physiological parameters (e.g. BW, blood chemistry) and behaviour (e.g. emotional reactivity, stereotypies, cognition). Environmental enrichment (EE) can be a mean to reduce(More)