Chantal Mathis

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We have previously shown that chronic treatment with the monoclonal antibody m266, which is specific for amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta), increases plasma concentrations of Abeta and reduces Abeta burden in the PDAPP transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We now report that administration of m266 to PDAPP mice can rapidly reverse memory deficits(More)
Apolipoprotein (apo) E4, one of three human apoE (h-apoE) isoforms, has been identified as a major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and for cognitive deficits associated with aging. However, the biological mechanisms involving apoE in learning and memory processes are unclear. A potential isoform-dependent role of apoE in cognitive processes was(More)
The effects of the neurosteroid pregnenolone sulfate (PS) on learning as well as on scopolamine-induced learning deficits were studied in Swiss mice using an appetitively reinforced Go-No Go visual discrimination task. Subcutaneous (SC) administration of scopolamine (0.3–3 mg/kg) after the first session of training dose-dependently impairs learning during(More)
Apolipoprotein E4 (apoE4), one of the three most common human apoE (h-apoE) isoforms, is a major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and for cognitive deficits associated with aging. The biological mechanisms involving apoE in learning and memory processes are unclear. A potential isoform-dependent effect of h-apoE on cognitive performance was(More)
Although the brain functions of specific acetyltransferases such as the CREB-binding protein (CBP) and p300 have been well documented using mutant transgenic mice models, studies based on their direct pharmacological activation are still missing due to the lack of cell-permeable activators. Here we present a small-molecule (TTK21) activator of the histone(More)
The effects of cardiac graft rejection on infant myocardial function as assessed by echocardiography are largely unknown. To quantitate the myocardial response to rejection, serial echocardiographic studies were prospectively performed on 20 infants (less than 1 year of age at transplantation). Two-dimensional guided-M-mode tracings were digitized and(More)
The selective lesion of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons (BFCNs) is an unestimable tool to study the implication of these neurons in cognition, an interest widely motivated by their degeneration in Alzheimer's disease. Here we evaluated the histochemical and behavioral effects of a selective lesion of BFCNs in C57BL/6J mice treated(More)
G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) associated sorting protein 1 (GASP-1) interacts with GPCRs and is implicated in their postendocytic sorting. Recently, GASP-1 has been shown to regulate dopamine (D(2)) and cannabinoid (CB1) receptor signalling, suggesting that preventing GASP-1 interaction with GPCRs might provide a means to limit the decrease in receptor(More)
The dose-related time course and occurrence of different seizure subtypes was examined in mice after i.c.v. administration of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), kainate (KA) or quisqualate (QA). At doses of 0.2 to 1 nmol, NMDA dose-dependently induced a single clonic-tonic seizure. Low doses (0.1 to 0.3 nmol) of KA induced only mild myoclonus and whole body(More)
The retinal degeneration Pde6b(rd1) (rd) mutation can be a major pitfall in behavioral studies using tg2576 mice bred on a B6:SJL genetic background, 1 of the most widely used models of Alzheimer's disease. After a pilot study in wild type mice, performance of 8- and 16-month-old tg2576 mice were assessed in several behavioral tasks with the challenge of(More)