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Pseudomonas aeruginosa COL-1 was identified in a blood culture of a 39-year-old-woman treated with imipenem in Marseilles, France, in 1996. This strain was resistant to beta-lactams, including ureidopenicillins, ticarcillin-clavulanic acid, cefepime, ceftazidime, imipenem, and meropenem, but remained susceptible to the monobactam aztreonam. The(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) affects brain development during sensitive developmental periods. In rodents, transient sites of high affinity capture of 5-HT were demonstrated in the primary sensory neurons and in the sensory thalamocortical afferents. This uptake is required to adjust 5-HT receptor stimulation during the formation of sensory maps. To determine whether(More)
Glutamine synthetase (L-glutamate:ammonia ligase; EC 6.3.1.2), an enzyme catalysing the ATP-dependent formation of glutamine from glutamate and ammonia, was detected immunocytochemically only in glial (interstitial) cells of the superficial pineal gland of the rat. The results show the important role of pineal glial cells in the metabolism of the(More)
Fluorescence and bioluminescence time-lapse imaging allows to investigate a vast range of cellular processes at single-cell or even subcellular resolution. In particular, time-lapse imaging can provide uniquely detailed information on the fine kinetics of transcription, as well as on biological oscillations such as the circadian and cell cycles. However, we(More)
Pseudomonas knackmussii B13 was the first strain to be isolated in 1974 that could degrade chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons. This discovery was the prologue for subsequent characterization of numerous bacterial metabolic pathways, for genetic and biochemical studies, and which spurred ideas for pollutant bioremediation. In this study, we determined the(More)
Mammalian transcription occurs stochastically in short bursts interspersed by silent intervals showing a refractory period. However, the underlying processes and consequences on fluctuations in gene products are poorly understood. Here, we use single allele time-lapse recordings in mouse cells to identify minimal models of promoter cycles, which inform on(More)
Calretinin is a calcium-binding protein whose major functions are assumed to be buffering, transport of Ca2+, regulation of various enzyme systems and cellular protection. Moreover, calretinin does not seem to be a specific marker for any particular cell since it has been discovered in various mammalian and avian organs. In order to give clue to its(More)
Isogenic cells in a common environment present a large degree of heterogeneity in gene expression. Part of this variability is attributed to transcriptional bursting: the stochastic activation and inactivation of promoters that leads to the discontinuous production of mRNA. The diversity in bursting patterns displayed by different genes suggests the(More)
The present paper aims to contribute to the knowledge of the histophysiologic role of the subfornical organ. Using nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase histochemistry (NADPH-diaporase) and nitric oxide synthase immunocytochemistry, we detected a high concentration of the neuronal isoform of nitric oxide synthase in neurons of the(More)