Christophe Bou

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To compare the mechanisms governing perinatal respiratory rhythmogenesis in mice and rats, we adapted to the neonatal mouse the in vitro brainstem-spinal cord preparation of the neonatal rat. In mouse preparations retaining the pons, phrenic root did not show any rhythmic activity. Elimination of the pons induced phrenic rhythmic bursts which (1) induced(More)
In order to determine whether the serotonergic modulation of the central respiratory activity previously reported in neonatal rats occurs in species other than the rat, we performed identical in vitro experiments on the neonatal mouse to those performed on the neonatal rat. The effects of adding serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) and related agents to(More)
Developmental changes in levels of serotonin, L-tryptophan and 5-hydroxyindol acetic acid (5-HIAA) were measured by high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) in the forebrain, brainstem and cervical cord of fetal, neonatal and adult mice from the wild strain C3H and the transgenic strain Tg8, created from the C3H line by the disruption of the gene encoding(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that leads to joint damage, deformity, and pain. It affects approximately 1% of adults in developed countries. Periodontitis is a chronic oral infection, caused by inflammatory reactions to gram-negative anaerobic bacteria, and affecting about 35 to 50% of adults. If left untreated,(More)
BACKGROUND Periodontitis is a common, chronic inflammatory disease caused by gram-negative bacteria leading to destruction of tissues supporting the teeth. Epidemiological studies have consistently shown increased frequency, extent and severity of periodontitis among diabetic adults. More recently, some controlled clinical trials have also suggested that(More)
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