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This study provides with original data sets on the physiology of the unicellular diazotrophic cyanobacterium Crocosphaera watsonii WH8501, maintained in continuous culture in conditions of obligate diazotrophy. Cultures were exposed to a 12:12 light-dark regime, representative of what they experience in nature and where growth is expected to be balanced.(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the interindividual variability of chylomicron beta-carotene response to a pharmacological load of beta-carotene in the population, to identify the mechanisms responsible for this variability, and to evaluate its consequences on beta-carotene status and metabolism. The variability, as estimated by the 3-h chylomicron(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Plasma cholesterol efflux capacity is stimulated during postprandial (PP) hypertriglycerdemia. Plasma cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) and phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP) are the key proteins in lipoprotein metabolism and remodelling, but their role during the PP cholesterol efflux process remains indeterminate. The aim of(More)
Microscopical and molecular analyses were used to investigate the diversity and spatial community structure of spring phytoplankton all along the estuarine gradient in a macrotidal ecosystem, the Baie des Veys (eastern English Channel). Taxa distribution at high tide in the water column appeared to be mainly driven by the tidal force which superimposed on(More)
We would like to thank Farinetti et al. for their interesting comments on our recently published article [1]. These authors studied dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) as a biomarker predictive of good general condition defined by parameters such as infection, volemia, catabolic state, tumor status and/or immunodepression. They propose a very novel study that(More)
BACKGROUND Locoregional extension of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) at the time of diagnosis results in a low resectability rate and poor prognosis. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced ICC. METHODS All consecutive patients with ICC between 2000 and 2013 were included(More)
Despite advances in surgical techniques, anesthesia and perioperative care, which became safer and accessible to a higher proportion of high-risk patients, major surgery remains morbid with a lot of patients not recovering their previous capacity. Indeed surgery is a physiological stress and decreases functional capacity in the postoperative period. A(More)
Liver procurement is usually performed in association with multiple organ harvesting that includes kidneys, often the heart and great vessels, and occasionally the lungs and pancreas. In principle, liver harvesting should guarantee the integrity and quality of the graft, with perfusion of the organ with an iced preservation solution through both arterial(More)
BACKGROUND Various clamping procedures are used to decrease bleeding during liver resections but their effect on central venous pressure (CVP) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the variations of the CVP during two different clamping procedures. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 29 patients (19 males, 10 females) who had Pringle(More)