Audrey Lemoine

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This study examined the effects, after 1 min or 2 hr, of one footshock session on the activity of MAO in rat heart and brain, the MAO inhibitory activity of these tissues, and the animal's behavior in an open field. Internal ambulation was reduced at both times; the lowest score was registered at 1 min. The number of boluses emitted during the test was(More)
1. The effect of repeated isolation stress on MAO inhibitory activity (tribulin) in rat tissues as well as on plasma catecholamine levels was investigated. 2. Animals were subjected to a daily period of isolation (9 min) and sacrificed on days 1, 2, 4, and 5. 3. In brain and cerebellum the levels of both inhibitory activities were found to be significantly(More)
1. The effect of benzodiazepine pretreatment on the stress-induced decrease in MAO activity in rat tissues using footshock as stress model was investigated. 2. Animals were injected with vehicle, Lorazepam (1.25 mg/kg), or Clonazepam (0.5 mg/kg) 2 hr before or with PK 11195 (0.45 mg/kg) 2.5 hr before being subjected to one session of 10 inescapable(More)
1. We studied the effect of isolation stress in 3- and 12-month-old rats individually housed in metabolic cages for 7 days. Urine (24 hr) was collected daily from one group of animals of each age. The other group was tested in an open field and on a hot plate on days 1 and 7. 2. Total deambulation in the open-field test was lower in young than in older rats(More)
The effects of predictable or unpredictable shocks on ambulation, pain sensitivity, plasma catecholamines and heart and brain monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitory activity were investigated in rats. Animals showed plasma catecholamines and heart MAO inhibitory activity sensitization irrespective of type of treatment, while differences between groups were(More)
Repeated isolation stress and prazosin effect were evaluated in 7,12-dimetylbenz[A]anthracene (DMBA) mammary tumors. Tumor volume was significantly lower in stressed than in control animals from 10 to 52 days considering day 1 the moment when tumors became palpable and treatment began. Control Prazosin (0.5 mg/kg) rats showed diminished tumor volume after(More)
Numerous steatotic livers are discarded for transplantation because of their poor tolerance to ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). We examined whether tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA), a known inhibitor of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, protects steatotic and nonsteatotic liver grafts preserved during 6 h in University of Wisconsin (UW) solution and(More)
The development of an immune suppressive microenvironment plays a primary role in the growth of tumors and represents a major obstacle in the success of tumor immunotherapy. The metabolism of the non-essential amino acid L-Arginine (L-Arg) through the enzyme arginase I in myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) is a fundamental mechanism and prime example(More)
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