Christiane Schaeffer

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The aim of this investigation was 1) to compare the development of AOB in male and female rats before birth, early after birth, and at later stages of sexual immaturity and maturity 2) to examine the effects of early and delayed castration after birth on AOB development in the male rat. A significant increase of the surface area of AOB was observed in both(More)
Orchidectomized rats were given estrogen and progesterone and tested for feminine behavior in the presence of a mounting male after accessory olfactory bulb removal (AOBR). Complete AOBR caused a rise in the number of estrogen-progesterone-treated male rats responding by lordosis behavior to male mounts as compared to controls and sham-operated animals. By(More)
3-((+-)-2-Carboxypiperazin-4-yl)propyl-1-phosphonic acid (CPP), phencyclidine (PCP) and diazepam were evaluated for their ability to produce a deficit for a single trial step-through passive avoidance response in rats. Pretraining administration with CPP at doses ranging from 2.0 to 10.0 mg/kg s.c. significantly decreased retention latencies 24 h after(More)
Rats were orchidectomized (ORCH) as adults and given successive doses of 0.5 microgram or 1.0 microgram of oestradiol benzoate (EB) combined or not with dexamethasone (DEXA) at the end of oestrogen treatment; successive doses of olive oil. They were presented to stimulus males on the day of the last EB injection and decapitated immediately after the(More)
BACKGROUND In the intestinal mucosa, numerous cytokines produced by the epithelium, fibroblasts, and immune cells were shown to affect epithelial differentiation and proliferation through epithelial-mesenchymal and epithelial-immune cell interactions. To date, the importance of cytokines in postnatal development of the rat small intestine has not been(More)
The effect of several doses of systemically administered N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) was studied on step-through passive avoidance (PA) retention in rats. Retention of single trial PA was significantly reduced by preacquisition (30 minutes) doses of NMDA (3, 10, 30, and 50 mg/kg SC). Preacquisition amnesia was found when NMDA (30 mg/kg SC) was administered(More)
Granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) gene expression and protein production were investigated in colorectal cancer cell lines and surgical specimens. In 6 of 6 established tumor lines, expression of the GM-CSF gene was observed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Furthermore, for 2 of the lines, the cytokine was(More)
OBJECTIVE At present, a simple and reliable cervical cancer screening test remains to be perfected. As overexpression of the protein p16 is correlated with the presence of high-risk HPV in malignant cervical lesions, this protein has been proposed as a surrogate marker of high-risk HPV infection in cervical cancer screening. Since high-risk viral DNA(More)
Thin layer-based technology in cervical cancer screening now allows both Papanicolaou staining and HPV testing on the same sample. Here, we show that in situ hybridization with catalyzed reporter deposition is a powerful HPV detection method when applied on thin-layer cervical smears, allowing distinction between two staining patterns suggestive of two(More)
BACKGROUND STOP (Stable Tubulin-Only Polypeptide) null mice show behavioral deficits, impaired synaptic plasticity, decrease in synaptic vesicular pools and disturbances in dopaminergic transmission, and are considered a neurodevelopmental model of schizophrenia. Olfactory neurons highly express STOP protein and are continually generated throughout life.(More)