Audrey Kraska

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Cerebral aging is often associated with the occurrence of neurodegenerative diseases leading to dementia. Animal models are critical to elucidate mechanisms associated to dementia and to evaluate neuroprotective drugs. Rats that received intracerebroventricular injection of streptozotocin (icv-STZ) have been reported as a model of dementia. In these(More)
We assessed the regional brain atrophy in mouse lemur primates from 4.7T T2-weighted magnetic resonance images. Thirty animals aged from 1.9 to 11.3 years were imaged. Sixty-one percent of the 23 animals older than 3 years involved in the study displayed an atrophy process. Cross-sectional analysis suggests that the atrophy follows a gradual pathway,(More)
Anti-amyloid beta (Aβ) immunotherapy provides potential benefits in Alzheimer's disease patients. Nevertheless, strategies based on Aβ1-42 peptide induced encephalomyelitis and possible microhemorrhages. These outcomes were not expected from studies performed in rodents. It is critical to determine if other animal models better predict side effects of(More)
The need for drugs that lack the obtrusive and limiting side effects of the tricyclic antidepressants has prompted the search for agents with greatly enhanced selectivity for specific mechanisms believed to be essential for antidepressant efficacy. The potential role of derangements of 5-HT pathways in the etiology of depression has long been suspected and(More)
Mouse lemurs are non-human primate models of cerebral aging and neurodegeneration. Much smaller than other primates, they recapitulate numerous features of human brain aging, including progressive cerebral atrophy and correlation between regional atrophy and cognitive impairments. Characterization of brain atrophy in mouse lemurs has been done by MRI(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder. Amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) deposition in the brain is one of its hallmarks, and the measure of plasma Aβ is considered to be a biomarker for anti-amyloid drug efficacy in animal models of AD. However, age-associated plasmatic Aβ modulation in animal models is practically never(More)
Four independent studies have investigated and compared the effects of tenidap sodium, naproxen and placebo on CRP in patients with active RA. One of these studies also investigated the effects of tenidap and naproxen on serum amyloid A (SAA) concentrations and ESR. The duration of the four studies ranged between 2 weeks and 24 weeks, and depending on the(More)
A murine model of immune responsiveness had been adapted to study anergic conditions associated with neoplasia. Marked anergy observed in mice bearing L1210 leukemia and P-388 lymphoma is contrasted to the minimal immune depression associated with B-16 melanotic melanoma and Sarcoma 180J. The ability of N,N-bis(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitrosourea chemotherapy to(More)
CP-46-665-1 [4-aminomethyl-1(2,3-(di-n-decyloxy)-n-propyl)-4-phenylpiperidine dihydrochloride] is a novel, low-molecular-weight, synthetic compound with antimetastatic activity in rodent models. In the B-16 melanoma/C57Bl/6 mouse system, in which the hind limb bearing a primary foot tumor is amputated 21 days after tumor implantation, intravenous infusion(More)
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