Christine Mouffle

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After thoracic spinal cord transection, a paraplegic syndrome occurs. Previous data showed that an acute administration of a 5-HT2 agonist (quipazine) could promote motor function recovery in spinal rats. However, continuous subdural perfusion of quipazine via an osmotic pump over 1 month proved to be more effective. The present study was designed to(More)
In chronic spinal rats, long-term stimulation of 5-HT receptors with quipazine or 8-OHDPAT by means of daily injection, promotes robust locomotor recovery. The question of a possible potentiation between treatments when applied together was addressed. Daily injections of both 8-OHDPAT and quipazine, were performed for a month in spinal animals. Animals were(More)
Recovery from traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) usually fails due to a cascade of cellular and molecular events that compromise neural tissue reconstitution by giving rise to glial scarring and cavity formation. We designed a scaffold material for SCI treatment containing only chitosan and water as fragmented physical hydrogel suspension (Chitosan-FPHS),(More)
A remarkable feature of early neuronal networks is their endogenous ability to generate spontaneous rhythmic electrical activity independently of any external stimuli. In the mouse embryonic SC, this activity starts at an embryonic age of ∼ 12 d and is characterized by bursts of action potentials recurring every 2-3 min. Although these bursts have been(More)
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